The Bachelor of Information (BI) is a second-entry professional undergraduate program. It considers the interactions between information technologies and social worlds, providing you with the conceptual tools and practical techniques necessary to understand and effect change in a data-intensive society.
The BI program integrates design thinking, critical scholarship, and experiential learning.
- Ever wondered who owns your data on social media sites (Facebook / Instagram)?
- What is this thing called “big data” and why is it so hot right now?
- What about the digital technologies that we are so dependent on, what is the impact on the environment?
- How does your gender, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation race or education impact your perspectives on privacy, both your own and those around you?
You will learn to:
- Understand and assess the social, political, economic, and ethical entailments of information creation, ownership, stewardship, and circulation
- Understand, critique, and use multiple techniques of data creation, manipulation, and interpretation;
- Use current information and computing tools and strive to understand what similar tools may be developed in future;
- Use the design process to understand, analyze and engage with complex questions of information practice;
- Work collaboratively and professionally to analyze, address emerging problems relating to information technologies and practices;
- Apply your knowledge and skills in a manner that demonstrates ethical, cultural, and legal awareness
The BI consists of 11 full courses over 5 terms (fall/winter/summer/fall/winter)
You can apply during year 2 of your undergraduate degree.