A practical approach
The Bachelor of Information Technology provides strong technical foundations blended with an understanding of people, organisations and complex systems.
From your first year, you work on industry relevant tasks and case studies, applying programming, database development, and other aspects of information technology (IT) to areas that might include computer games, multimedia or interactive digital media, e-commerce and medical information systems.
As a student, you are challenged to adopt innovative practices while adhering to technical and ethical standards appropriate to an IT professional. In this stimulating environment, you learn principles of good design - of user interfaces, databases and information systems - as well as the technologies operating behind modern interfaces. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, team work and professional responsibility.
The industry-based learning opportunities of the degree create graduates who are prepared for immediate, productive employment and rapid promotion into broader management, and through a range of opportunities in applications development and support for a diverse range of organisations.
Our approach to learning is clearly demonstrated by the third year Information Technology Project, where students are encouraged to find and develop real projects with industry partners. In this core course teams of students work on a major IT project for the semester. This project typically involves project planning, costing and evaluation, database design and implementation, programming, interface design, and writing and reporting. The written project report is complemented with an oral presentation.
Purpose built facilities to replicate industry situations
Throughout your degree, you will work on practical problems typical of those encountered in the business world.
Students work in the all digital ICT Building where they can use the latest PC and Mac computers to program web application software, create 3D animations, edit digital video productions and learn to command all the ingredients of a digital world. The building has a fully equipped television studio, along with radio and audio studios and video editing suites.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is unique as it allows students to work in video production and graphic design as part of their degree.
As well as being technically skilled, Information Technology graduates know how to be creative with technology and are able to work both in the commercial IT sector and the emerging digital media industries, such as High Definition television and mobile computer games.