Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Honours) (K4I)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
This honours degree is an optional continuation of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology allowing students to pursue advanced studies in a particular area of interest in ICT. The degree exposes students to research and advanced topics in ICT beyond what is offered in the three-year undergraduate degree. It provides high achieving students with an opportunity to cultivate research and development skills appropriate to the ICT discipline and to understand the fundamentals of ICT-related research.

BICT(Hons) graduates should be ICT professionals with the additional attitudes, abilities and skills to:

  • select, adapt and effectively apply research processes, methodologies, tools, and techniques to plan, conduct and manage and independent ICT-related research project;
  • critically analyse research literature to conduct a literature review;
  • be aware of the social consequences of ICT-related research and respond appropriately to ethical considerations and act in accordance with best practice and industry standards;
  • analyse, synthesise and evaluate factors to answer a research question, and to defend a research approach;
  • document and communicate effectively the research techniques used and the results of the research both orally and in a written thesis;
  • evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging or advanced ICT to an individual or organization;
  • apply abstraction and computational, creative and critical thinking to a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of advanced ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions; and
  • continue lifelong learning.
  • 1 Adapt and apply research processes, methodologies, tools, and techniques to conduct an independent ethical socially-aware ICT-related research project;
  • 2 Critically analyse research literature to compose a literature review;
  • 3 Evaluate factors to justify the answer to a research question;
  • 4 Communicate effectively and justify the research techniques and the research results both orally and in a written thesis; and
  • 5 Construct efficient ICT solutions in accordance with best practice and industry standards by exercising computational, creative and critical thinking.
  • Career outcomes

    The honours degree opens a range of career opportunities. Students with honours are particularly sought after by leading employers, and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. Honours is an ideal pathway for high-achieving graduates to enter a doctoral program (PhD), which provides a wider range of career opportunities, including research, analytic or academic positions.

    Course structure

    In the BICT(Hons) candidates will do the equivalent of eight 12.5% units. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two coursework 12.5% units. Candidates must also satisfactorily complete ICT Research Methods (25%) (KIT401), and a research disseration over two 25% units (KIT402, KIT403).

    This unit is designed to give ICT research students an appreciation of the significance of research and to provide students with research skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is the first of two research project units.Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School, and produce a thesis document that reports and discusses the findings…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is the second of two research project units.Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School, and produce a thesis document that reports and discusses the findings…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide students with a general introduction to system administration, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover Unix administration, Windows administration, web, database and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will look at the creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the methods, opportunities and challenges that organisations experience when planning and evaluating ICT. The introduction of new ICT requires an understanding of how to actively manage change to ensure successful implementation and this unit will include tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores topics in Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design. This will cover different aspects such as whether the system provides sufficient functionality to meet their user needs and how the users feel and perceive the systems such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with the foundation knowledge and understanding of Machine Learning and its applications in various domains including computer vision, data analytics and text mining. This unit will equip students with essential knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Internet of Things (IoT) is rising set of technologies that provides access to a large quantity of data through sensors. Such devices are ubiquitous today in industrial processes, vehicles, robots, environmental monitoring, farms, hospitals, and on our personal item such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In recent years, due to advancement of internet technologies and instrumentation of every part of our life, we have noticed a huge surge in data available to us. This revolution is termed as Big Data. This Big Data cannot be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Business processes must be designed to ensure that they are effective and meet customer requirements. A well-designed process will improve efficiency and deliver greater productivity. This unit will introduce students to analytical tools that can be used to model, analyse,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on the advanced concepts and implementations of cybersecurity solutions applied in organisational settings. The unit discusses cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes from the applied perspective of security measures. Moreover, this unit provides a capstone-like experience through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    The College of Sciences and Engineering may accept as a candidate for the BICT(Hons) a person who has qualified for a bachelor degree (3 or 4 year degree) from an accredited tertiary institution and who has a DN average over four advanced level units from their ICT related major (or equivalent).

    Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the BICT(Hons) a person who has qualified for a bachelor degree (3 or 4 year degree) from an accredited tertiary institution and who has a DN average over four advanced level units from their ICT related major (or equivalent).

    Students can articulate into the BICT(Hons) from the BICT offered at UTAS. Students can then articulate into a PhD or MSc.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $33,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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