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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
AUD34,105 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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3 years full-time.
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The ‘next big thing’ might just be your thing.
The study of Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society. At the University of Newcastle we train IT graduates to be technically savvy, creative and flexible.
Our information technology majors are designed to meet industry's evolving IT needs. You can focus your courses around business technology, learning to design and manage complex software systems critical for big corporations and government. You’ll be equipped to develop cloud-computing solutions or specialise in IT security. If your passion is media and entertainment you could learn to create exciting new games and 3D animations, devise new content delivery platforms or work for a digital media agency. Or, study systems development and learn to create apps and programs for just about any industry: manufacturing, healthcare, social enterprise, renewable energy, education.
Develop core skills within information technology, such as building software that uses complex databases and sophisticated web interfaces suitable for a whole range of applications – from the corporate office to the mobile phone. You will study courses in:
In the third year of your degree you can undertake a major industry-linked project spanning two courses across both first and second semester.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
IT graduates enjoy great employment prospects and go on to work in dynamic sectors at the forefront of discovery and innovation. A 2015 report commissioned by the Australian Computer Society, Australia's Digital Pulse (PDF, 2.4MB), highlights the need for 100,000 more workers in the IT sector by 2020.
IT graduates work across almost every industry and not-for-profit organisation. You could go on to work for organisations like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple. Your career direction will be shaped by your choice of major – if you take a double major, you’ll have broader opportunities.
Depending on the area of study you choose to major in, typical positions for an IT graduate are listed below. Some careers will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.
When you successfully complete the Bachelor of Information Technology you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
As a University of Newcastle IT student you’ll work on real-world problems and be exposed to the use of IT in a wide range of industry settings. This provides strong technical foundations blended with an understanding of people, organisations and complex systems. This prepares you for immediate, productive employment and potential rapid promotion into broader management positions.
Students have the opportunity to undertake industry placement. This work integrated learning (WIL) opportunity allows students to gain hands-on experience in the industry, creating graduates who are prepared for immediate and productive employment.
In your third year you will work with a team of students to complete a major IT project, with the opportunity to find and develop a project with an industry partner. This project typically involves:
In addition to practical work placements and projects, your study in IT will be enhanced through access to the all-digital ICT Building where you 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.