Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP232
- CRICOS code: 058731G
- Campus: City campus
This program allows you to build a solid foundation in programming and information technology (IT), while also offering you the flexibility to engage with non-IT topics like communication, entrepreneurship, design, etc.
You have to do a minimum of 50% computer science and IT courses with the rest drawn from courses in related discipline areas like communication, business, entrepreneurship, commerce, education and design.
RMIT is offering this program because research shows many employers want graduates with computing skills and the knowledge and abilities across other disciplines like business, communication and commerce.
3 years full-time
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Learning and teaching
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The program includes core courses in programming, database systems, software engineering, web programming and professional computing practice.
In the second and third years you'll study 4 courses from a minor study area, which might include accounting and law, applied communication, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, logistics, management, or statistics.
The remainder of your courses will be selected from IT electives, advanced IT electives and student electives.
You can apply for admission to the Honours in Computer Science upon successful completion of this program.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
In the last semester you'll undertake a project that simulates working in the industry. It will require your large-scale software application development skills.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Employment opportunities are as flexible and broad as the program itself. By studying a wide range of topics, both in computing and in other fields, graduates can pursue pure IT roles and roles in other areas that require IT experience like marketing, advertising, accounting and health administration.
Graduates work in:
- business analysis
- helpdesk and desktop support
- network/systems administration
- technical writing and desktop publishing
- quality assurance
- web development.
Professional recognition and accreditation
You'll be accredited at the highest possible professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
ACS has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide. ACS Certified Professional status gives you global recognition.
This program can be studied worldwide through Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Program entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to an Australian Year 12, see the Entry requirements by country web page.
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Mathematics or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
English language requirements:
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Ensure you have your supporting documents ready - this includes certified copies of all academic transcripts.
3. Complete and submit your application using one of the following options:
- Apply online. Please read these important notes before proceeding.
- Print and complete the Application form for international students (PDF 315 KB 4p) and submit following the instructions on the form.
- Use a registered RMIT representative in your country.
There are no application deadlines for international students; however, we encourage you to apply early as acceptance into programs is subject to the availability of places. An application fee may apply.
Learn more about the International application process.
- In addition to tuition fees you are required to pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- All international student visa holders are required to maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
- Here is an estimate cost of living you can expect to pay each year.
Graduates of the Associate Degree in Information Technology who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry into the third year (equivalent to 192 credit points) of this program. Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 can still apply and may be eligible for exemptions if successful in gaining a place.
Comp Sci & Info Technology
For further information about this program, please make an enquiry.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.