The University of Newcastle, Australia

Information Processes and Technology

Study an Additional Teaching Area in Information Processes and Technology for Secondary Education at UON

Studying an additional teaching area in Information Processes and Technology within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree develops specialist skills and prepares you to teach high school computing classes.

An additional teaching area in Information Processes and Technology develops skills in information and communications technologies and information systems, such as:

  • database design including relational databases and communication systems/networking.
  • coding and systems management
  • skills in designing and producing digital products including non-visual programming languages

You'll study a variety of computing courses, developing broad and critical knowledge of computing technology including its processes, production, development, theories and practices. This includes the role of current and emerging technologies and the practice of designing, producing and problem-solving in digital technology contexts

What jobs can you get with an Additional Teaching Area in Information Processes and Technology?

Study Information Processes and Technology to become qualified in an area of information systems that provides job opportunities across a wide range of industries where processing information digitally is critical. As a secondary school teacher, you will equip young students with the knowledge and confidence to pursue further studies and employment.

Our Information Processes and Technology graduates may find work in variety of teaching roles including:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

Today’s secondary school students are expected to graduate with computing knowledge and skills far more sophisticated than University graduates were expected to hold many years ago. This means that Information Processes and Technology teachers are in high demand in NSW, and expertise in computing is an employable asset.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) program allows you to study a major (first teaching area) alongside your additional teaching area, further expanding your expertise. Information Processes and Technology teachers will find value in studying a major (first teaching area) or additional teaching area in Business Studies, Design Technologies, Economics, English, Geography, Society and Culture and Visual Arts.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning about data administration, storage and processing.
  • Goals to educate young students about computing, developing their skills in information processing, network administration, and database management.
  • A commitment to providing the next generation with the computer literacy skills they need to successfully pursue future career goals.

What do you learn in an Information Processes and Technology Additional Teaching Area?

If you choose to study Information Processes and Technology as one of your core teaching areas, you will learn how to teach students about information storage, administration and processing. You will study a variety of computing courses in:

  • Computing Fundamentals: In first year students will study courses in the key concepts, principles and practices in the field of computing. You will learn the technical skills required to develop new software, as well as the techniques and skills necessary to manage hardware and information systems.
  • The Digital Economy: Students will have the option to study the Digital Economy in third year. This course will see you learn about recent changes in the field, and current industry trends. You’ll also study the development of IT in the 20th century, corporate infrastructure and governance, and future opportunities and implications.
  • Specialist Studies in Information Processing: This component of your coursework will focus on the junior and HSC Information Processing syllabi. You will learn how to teach high school courses in the field, focusing on modes of assessment, lesson planning, and how to cater for a variety of learning styles and needs.

Which degrees include this Additional Teaching Area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study an additional teaching area in Information Processes and Technology.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)