Bachelor of Arts with a major in Software Technology
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An Arts degree is designed by you, with over forty disciplines to focus your study.
Gain highly developed communications skills, develop critical analysis and creative problem solving while studying the disciplines that interest you most.
Software technology is about:
- building and using systems for productive and leisure activities, and
- understanding the principles that underlie such systems.
You will focus on algorithms, data structures and the principles of engineering quality software.
Information technology areas range from business and management skills, to studies and experience in software or electronic and communication engineering.
- Increased job opportunities through an emphasis on practical work, using modern programming languages and commercial database software.
- Opportunities to study exciting contemporary fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, computer graphics, security technologies, game theory and web technology.
North Ryde (Sydney)
Students wanting to develop computer skills to build and use systems, and understand the principles that underlie these systems.
Course fee - Commonwealth supported students
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English language requirements
English proficiency requirements (176 Kb).
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Work experience requirements
What you will study
|Degree requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points for the degree||69|
|Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above||39|
|Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above||18|
|Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts|
|Completion of a designated People unit|
|Completion of a designated Planet unit|
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this major
|100 level||Credit Points|
|Required||COMP115||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|Required||COMP125||Fundamentals of Computer Science||3|
|Required||DMTH137||Discrete Mathematics I||3|
|200 level||Credit Points|
|Required||DMTH237||Discrete Mathematics II||3|
|Required||either||COMP225||Algorithms and Data Structures (3)|
|or||COMP229||Object-Oriented Programming Practices (3)||3|
|Required||3cp from||COMP units at 200 level||3|
|300 level||Credit Points|
|Required||COMP355||C/P||Information Technology Project||3|
|Required||9cp from||COMP units at 300 level|
|ISYS326||Advanced Databases and Enterprise Systems (3)||9|
|Total credit points required to satisfy this major||33|
- Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
- Units marked with a P are Participation units.
- The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2013 ONLY.
For more information please read the courses disclaimer.
- communication systems analysis and analysis design
- database administrator
- end-user support and training
- IT or management consultant
- IT sales or marketing
- project leader
- systems analyst
- systems development manager
- systems engineer
• AT&T Bell Labs
• Computer Associates
• government departments
• Macquarie Bank
• small business
Average starting salary
$48,038 for a computing and IT graduate (source: The Good Universities Guide, 2010).