Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 24 units
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Awarded by: RMIT University

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About this course

The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) program is designed to give you a foundation in computer programming and information technology fundamentals, while also providing you with the opportunity to study outside the realm of IT and to gain a range of general business skills.

This innovative degree is taught online to allow you to immediately apply what you are learning.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

Core units:

  • Introduction to information technology
  • Introduction to programming
  • Programming 1
  • Database concepts
  • Programming 2 (Java)
  • Software engineering fundamentals
  • Web programming
  • Professional computing practice

AND

Choose one unit from the following:

  • Introduction to computer systems
  • Programming in C
  • Scripting language programming
  • Data communication and net-centric computing

AND

Choose three units from the following:

  • Programming in C
  • Scripting language programming
  • Data communication and net-centric computing
  • Object-oriented programming in C++
  • Web development technologies
  • Document markup languages
  • Data communication and net-centric computing

Plus, select a minor from one of the following streams, or, subject to the approval of the School, build your own minor stream sequence:

Accounting

  • Accounting for business
  • Financial accounting 1
  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting 2

Economics

  • Principles of economics
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Managerial economics and strategy
  • Environmental economics

Internet communications (four units)

  • Internet and everyday life
  • Web communcations
  • Internet communities and social networks
  • Internet commerce and consumers
  • Internet politics and power
  • Internet collaboration and organisation

Internet design

  • Internet design – introduction
  • Internet design – interactivity
  • Internet dynamic environment design
  • Internet design: project

Management

  • Management concepts (introduction to management)
  • Human resource management principles
  • Introduction to international business
  • Management strategy and decision making

Marketing

  • Marketing concepts
  • Marketing behaviour
  • Survey research methods
  • Product management

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.

If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. 

Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) degree covers a range of topics in information technology and related fields, and conforms to the Australian Computer Society accreditation standards.

This degree equips you with the necessary education and training for employment in IT fields such as frontline support and system administration, as well as other fields that require IT experience, such as marketing, advertising and accounting.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor's degree?

  • Graduate with a technology degree specialising in computing studies from a trusted, leading Australian university.
  • Flexible study: studying by distance means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Anyone can apply.
  • Government financial support through FEE–HELP available to all Australian citizens.

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Finance Options

FEE-HELP may be available for eligble applicants.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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