UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Information Technology

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480634  3F/EqP 60.10 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480635  3F/EqP 60.60 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Recommended studies: Mathematics and any two units of English.

Major studies: Business information, communication and technology (ICT), digital media and entertainment, or software development and applications.

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Practical experience: Students work on industry-relevant tasks and case studies throughout the degree. Students also complete a compulsory IT project, working with a team in the development, management and implementation of the project with an actual industry partner.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Professional recognition: Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which is the recognised association for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals.

Career opportunities: Examples include software developers, database administrators, animators and effects co-ordinators, website developers, computer games, graphics and animation developers for movies and TV, development and enhancement of defence and security systems, as well as help desk and network support staff for corporations.

Additional information: This degree provides professional training in all areas associated with the analysis, design, implementation, integration, maintenance and management of systems involving the application of IT.

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