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Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software systems to meet the challenges faced by society and seizing the opportunities that new technology creates. The Bachelor of Information Technology allows you to specialise in Business technologies and manage large and complex systems for big corporations and government. If you’re passionate about media and entertainment, you could even create exciting games, animations and digital content.
Areas of study Major in either business technology or systems development. The program also includes courses in business analysis, computer-human interaction, databases, management, programming, systems analysis and design, web technologies.
Career opportunities Web developer, games designer/animator, infrastructure business analyst, systems analyst, software developer, mobile app designer. IT graduates work in a wide range of industries including cloud architecture, software, mobile and application development. You could go on to work for organisations like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple.
Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
Practical experience Work-Integrated Learning industry placement and complete a major IT project with an industry partner.
Honours Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.