Having a background in IT, Peter Lawson wanted to deepen his knowledge in the field, and specialise in areas that are of particular appeal to his strengths and interests.
Bachelor of Information Technology
RMIT has a great reputation in the IT industry and I felt that I would be in great hands to broaden my skills for the future. I've loved the hands-on approach to studies.
I chose to study the Bachelor of Information Technology as I was attracted to the amount of IT electives that are offered. This enables you to feel your way through the first year and find out where your interests are and where you want to specialise.
RMIT has a great reputation in the IT industry and I felt that I would be in great hands to broaden my skills for the future.
I’ve loved the hands-on approach to studies, such as being able to implement a website that I have coded and being able to configure actual hardware.
While much of my background in IT has been centred on networking, the well-rounded nature of the course has allowed me to learn a lot more about programming so that I feel confident in designing applications as well as creating personal websites.
The course allows you to do a CISCO minor, which means that I will have the knowledge to externally sit for a CCNA qualification outside of my course that will help to compliment my degree.
A strong theoretical basis in my course has helped me to understand how things work at a deeper level than what you might experience in the real world. This has helped me to understand concepts and ideas in IT that people in the industry may miss out on.
The course is very much what you make of it by allowing you to choose a minor stream that is right for you, based on your own personal interests and strengths from the base subjects in your first year.
I am currently working in a Level 2 role in a Service Delivery Department for one of the major Internet Service Providers in Australia. I have had national and international secondments where I have trained and supported staff in a leadership role.
Eventually I would like to become a Network Engineer and be responsible for designing wide area networks that link nationally or internationally.