The UHE Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program, as the name of the course suggests, is a study of information as well as computer technology. Most such programs focus on technology and how to use it. The UHE BIT course on the other hand focuses both on the concept of information as well as technologies needed to process and use it. Some experts believe that information and knowledge are a significant percentage of a modern economy. Many new jobs are therefore information based. For example, searching for jobs involving “analytics” on the search engine results in hundreds of jobs in Australia. The field of big data is also resulting in many data analyst jobs.

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Information (BIT) program therefore is to prepare students to understand the concept of information as well as understand the issues involved in using information technology appropriately. Furthermore, the BIT program will provide the students knowledge of techniques and tools available to design, build and maintain software systems in an enterprise. Students will study the fundamentals of computing including programming, computer organisation, operating systems, networking and database management as well as basic concepts of computer networking and computer security.

Other jobs involving information and computer technology include software design and development; web and database programming; Internet and network specialists and careers in financial systems, business analysis and electronic product design.

CRICOS Course Code
Course Duration
Full time: 3 Years (6 semesters)
Credit Points
10 points per subject (a total of 240 points)
Professional accreditation
Accreditation to be sought from the Australian Computer Society
Assessment methods
A variety of assessment methods will be used. In designing the assessment methods cognizance was taken of the relevant AQF.
Delivery Mode
Face to face
AQF level
Bachelor degree (level 7)
Level 4, 131 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Total 24 number of Subjects
Course Of Study
BIT is a 6-semester course; each semester comprising of 4 subjects. To qualify for the BIT award at least 240 points must be completed successfully.
Entry requirements
Domestic: An Australian year 12 qualification or equivalent
International: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and an IELTS or equivalent score of 6.0 with no sub-score of less than 5.5

Core Subjects

19 Core Subjects
Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithms
PreRequisites – Nil
PreRequisites – Nil
Concept of Information
PreRequisites – Nil
Introduction to Computer Organisation
PreRequisites – Nil
Database Management
Pre-Requisites – IT1000.10 and IT1020.10
Introduction to Computer Programming
Pre-Requisites – IT1000.10 and IT1020.10
Introduction to Web Technology
Pre-Requisites – IT1000.10 and IT1020.10
Computer Networking
Pre-Requisites – IT1020.10
Software Development
Pre-Requisites – IT1000.10 and IT1060.10

Introduction to Linear Algebra
Pre-Requisites – IT1000.10
Data Structures and Algorithms
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10
Introduction to Computer Security
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10
Operating Systems
Pre-Requisites – IT1050.10 and IT1060.10
Architecture of Information Machines
Pre-Requisites – IT1050.10 and IT1060.10
Software Engineering
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10 and IT2000.10
Individual Software Project
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10 and IT2000.10
Social Impact of IT
Pre-Requisites – IT1020.10
Software Development Team Project
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10, IT2000.10 and IT3020.10

Elective Subjects

5 elective subjects (Further electives to be added so that students may select five electives from a list of electives)
Artificial Intelligence
Pre-Requisites – IT1050.10 and IT1060.10
Network Security
Pre-Requisites – IT1020.10 and 1050.10
Pre-Requisites – IT1020.10 and IT2050.10

Data Mining
Pre-Requisites – IT1060.10 and IT2000.10
Data Analytics
Pre-Requisites – IT1020.10 and IT3040.10

Elective Subjects Course Progression Rules

According to UHE policy on progression

Course Learning Outcome

1. The BIT graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of IT with depth in some IT areas e.g. software development.

2. Graduates will have interpersonal, communications and analytical skills, for example, graduates are expected to be able to compare two different software packages for a given job and be able to justify their choice. Also, they should be able to justify purchase of an equipment as well as use of a particular method to solve a given problem.

3. Students will be able to design a method to solve a problem that may vary in complexity. Finally, the graduates will be able to code the method developed using a programming language.