Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This program can be studied worldwide through Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Build a solid foundation in programming and information technology (IT), while studying non-IT topics that match your interests to create your own degree.
This course is designed to give you a foundation in programming and information technology fundamentals, while also offering the chance to engage with topics outside the realm of information technology.
Core subjects include introduction to IT, programming, database systems, software engineering, web programming and professional computing practice.
You must do a minimum of 65 per cent computer science and IT courses with the rest drawn from courses in related discipline areas including:
- accounting and law
- applied communication
- finance and marketing
- CISCO networking
This is a degree of choice for those who want a professional IT degree that does not rely on software and IT development.
Why study computing studies at RMIT?
- RMIT is among the world’s top 100 universities for computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).
- It’s an opportunity to combine computing studies with your choice of a related discipline area, including finance, marketing and management.
- Dedicated industry advisory committees work in consultation with staff to advise on program structure and content according to changes in technology and practice.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, and practical assignments.
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.
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 such as marketing, advertising, accounting, and health administration.
Graduates can find work as IT professionals in a range of tech-related areas, such as:
- business analysis
- helpdesk and desktop support
- network/systems administration
- technical writing and desktop publishing
- quality assurance
- web development
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which accredits information and communication technology-related programs that are offered by Australian universities both onshore and offshore.
ACS has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide. ACS Certified Professional status gives you global recognition.
Program and course information
Design your own professional IT-based degree
Build a professional foundation in programming and computing, while developing skills in related discipline areas, such as, communication, business, entrepreneurship, commerce, education and design.