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Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business

The University of Newcastle

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The combined Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business degree is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society.

You’ll develop skills in all areas associated with the analysis, design, implementation, integration, maintenance and management of IT systems. You’ll also deepen your understanding of a broad range of business management subjects, including marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship and management of enterprises in the local and global context.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is offered from the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus while the Bachelor of Business is offered through the Newcastle City campus.

Areas of study

Accounting, business analysis, databases and information management, finance, human computer interaction, human resources, international business risk, law, marketing, microeconomics for business decisions, programming, project management, systems analysis and design, systems and network administration, web technologies.

Career opportunities

Business data analyst, information analyst, business analyst, project manager, IT manager, chief information officer.

Professional recognition

Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society, which is the recognised association for information and communications technology professionals.

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

Practical experience

Opportunities to collaborate with industry and work on real-world case studies. A compulsory IT team project in which you work on the development, management and implementation of a project alongside an industry partner.


Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to meritorious students in either business or information technology.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge and Recommended studies: Refer to 483000 Bachelor of Information Technology and 482200 Bachelor of Business.

Applicants with higher education study

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.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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.

Applicants with work and life experience

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.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

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.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year Bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply forto apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.