Bachelor of Information TechnologyProgram details
You’ll develop knowledge and skills essential for the information technology industry to become employable as a software developer.
The Bachelor of Information Technology degree gives you the knowledge and skills to make a living solving, supporting, troubleshooting and designing - from web sites to business applications to programming networks - in organisations ranging from business and government to schools, healthcare and more.
You will gain a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence an organisation’s technology infrastructure and the clients who use IT.
You’ll have the option to study a range of specialisations that directly link to current industry trends.
The following study options are available:
Includes coding solutions and studies across a wide range of industry-relevant problems using advanced software development skills.
Exposes you to specific IT applications relevant to the business world, with courses including business analysis, computerised accounting systems, usability analysis, decision support systems and computer based audit systems.
You will understand the theory and practice of cloud computing, which allows computing tasks – such as running applications and storing data – to be carried out remotely. You will gain insights into a variety of cloud computing systems, including Google.
Mobile technologies are driving advances in communications, finance, and information exchange and sharing. We're still discovering the potential for this technology and the demand for skill sets in this area is sure to grow.
You'll develop skills in the key areas of mobile computing, including, integrating software and hardware; programming and application development; communications and operating systems; and data security.
You will focus your IT skills on the creative world of web and time-based media, narrative for multimedia, 3D imaging software, animation techniques, multimedia authoring and web 3D and media technologies.
While you almost certainly use some or many forms of social media yourself, this major takes you behind the interface to find out how it works, why and what the potential applications could be. You will explore the nature of social media interaction and how people create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.
You will also examine the mobile and web-based technologies that support social media and the substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organisations, communities, and individuals that social media has invoked.
This study option covers a range of industry-relevant skills, including elements of Cisco certification, Windows and Unix administration, Oracle database administration and Open Systems-based web systems administration.
You will undertake in-depth studies of web development and web database applications, e-commerce and enterprise systems, web security and web document mark-up languages, all with a practical solutions-based approach.
You may also choose a minor study of four courses in one of the following:
- accounting and law
- applied communication
- economics, finance and marketing
- management or statistics
You can choose the remainder of your courses from a wide range of IT and general electives.
How you will learn
During this program you'll take courses from a variety of streams before specialising or continuing as a generalist.
Years 1 and 2
You'll study the fundamentals of IT systems and programing while introducing some information technology electives.
You’ll study Software Engineering Project Management while having the option of a programing capstone project and further specialisation through electives.
Learn more about the online study structure. Please note, 100% online programs do not provide access to Australian student visas.
Sarah Longhurst is combining her passion for IT and entrepreneurship and is gaining valuable industry experience whilst completing her degree.
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