School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfTech) builds a solid foundation in software and hardware through first-class teaching and industry-focused projects. In this program, students have the option to specialise in a particular area by specifying a major or by making their own combination of courses which fit the degree rules.

This page provides information and academic advising resources for students enrolled in the BInfTech.

Need Help Planning Your Studies?

1. Find the information you need from the following resources:
2. Make an Academic Advising Appointment

If you cannot find the answer to your question, you may need to see an Academic Advisor. While advisors are able to assist across most BInfTech programs, they have areas of expertise in certain subject areas. Refer to the table below to identify the academic advisor who best suits the nature of your enquiry, and then Contact or visit the School Office to book your appointment.

Effective Semester 1, 2019

Program Advisor Location Available
BInfTech/BCompSc (1st Year) Matt Luscombe 78-457 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
BInfTech (2nd and 3rd year and Hons) Chelsea Dobbins 78-305 Monday 3:00-5:00pm
BMMD Lorna Macdonald 78-325 Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30pm

Program Planning Resources

Available Majors

The program rules are available on the UQ study website.

*Major to be discontinued - no new enrolments after 2014

Deciding on your study plan

In the Bachelor of Information Technology, students study a number of compulsory core courses and can build chosen areas of study (or majors) around them. Electives allow students to either focus on a particular area of interest or to broaden their background.

Students are not required to follow a fixed study plan UQ offers a range of different majors so students have the flexibility to choose a main area of interest. In the program it is possible to graduate without a major; with one single major; with two single majors or with a dual major. Students should follow the University rules to design their study plans around their area of interest.

Suggested study plans for students commencing Semester 1, 2018 onwards:

Suggested study plans for students commencing Semester 2, 2018 onwards:

Is there an alternative?

If students enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology and decide that they would prefer to study Software Engineering, there is some flexibility to change programs. First year IT courses are also available in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software Engineering) program. By choosing additional first-year courses needed for the Bachelor of Engineering as electives in the Bachelor of Information Technology, students can satisfy the entry prerequisites for Engineering and, subject to satisfactory grades, proceed to the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) program.