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Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science) (BITC)
CRICOS: 007490J

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us; it’s changing the way we see the world, not only creatively in technical areas but across a variety of industries. Understanding how AI works and what benefits it can have can put you in the forefront in the job market.
  • Study the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science major in UniSQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology and learn to implement AI algorithms and techniques using high-level programming languages to solve real-world problems.
  • Develop cross-disciplinary skills to capture, process and interpret large volumes of data through a variety of statistical methods and data mining applications. Examine and reflect on the issues of privacy and ethics of data science.
  • Benefit from UniSQ’s connections with industry partners and gain work-integrated learning experience during a final-year capstone course.
  • Combine this major with another IT major, or select another 8-unit major from Law, Business or Sciences to suit your career goals.

Further study

If you're interested in postgraduate study, you can go on to study the Master of Information Technology, Master of Data Science or Master of Cyber Security.

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Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology degree is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

  • You can apply for jobs as a data scientist, artificial intelligence expert, machine learning system developer, data analyst, business intelligence analyst, solution consultant, market research and insights manager, big data manager, data mining tools developer etc.
  • The Artificial Intelligence and Data Science major gives graduates the essential skills and state-of-the-art knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, social media infrastructure and cyber security-related ICT industries, such as healthcare, national and Government database security.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Information Technology before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x major 8
1 x second major
or 8 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
8
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study Information Technology as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30120
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30120

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 007490J

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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