Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)

CQUniversity Australia

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) allows you to benefit from real-world experiences through project-based learning and a six-month paid work placement. Students will be able to tailor their studies through a choice of majors in application development, business analysis or network security. The application development major prepares students for a career in the development of web and mobile application functionality. The business analysis major will help provide students with the ability to identify, define and design a solution to solve business problems. The network security major focuses on the technologies that are used to create and secure the networks that connect us. On completion, students will be ready to enter the information and communication technology industry. This course is accredited with the Australian Computer Society.

Course Fee:

International: $92,452

Entry Requirements:

QTAC: English (4, SA); UAC: English (Standard, Band 2); VTAC: Units 3 and 4: a study score of a least 25 in any English


23 units (144 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Application development; Business analysis; Network security

Study Pathways:

Interim Awards: Diploma of Information Communications Technology; Associate Degree of Information Technology. Exit Awards: Diploma of Information Communications Technology; Associate Degree of Information Technology. Upon completion of this degree, students may be interested in postgraduate courses such as the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, or the Master of Information Technology. Students achieving a GPA of 4.7 or more may be eligible for advanced standing entry into the Master of Information Technology course.

Further information:

Students must undertake an industry placement. The normal duration of the placement is 6 months. The minimum placement duration is 4 months. Placements shorter than 6 months will be exception cases. Students may need to travel to and arrange appropriate accommodation in the location of the placement.


This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On completion of this course, students may be eligible for personal membership with the ACS. Please note, the ACS accredits each campus individually, please check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Part time 6 years
Online Study 88.95 Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Brisbane No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Brisbane No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Sydney 88.95 Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Townsville No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Sydney 88.95 Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Townsville No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Full time 3 years
Online Study 88.95 Yes Part time 6 years

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