The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
70.10
77.50 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

483050
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12238
CRICOS code: 072216K

Study an Information Technology and Business degree at UON

The ‘next big thing’ might just be your thing.

Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society. At UON we train IT graduates to be technically savvy, creative and flexible.

Our majors are designed to meet industry's evolving IT needs. You can focus on business technology and design and manage large and complex software systems critical for big corporations and government. You’ll be equipped to develop cloud-computing solutions or specialise in IT security.

Why combine IT with business? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just four years - compliment your technical skills with business acumen, entrepreneurism and the ability to commercialise IT innovations. Learn how to manage people and finances, propose new business opportunities and market your product. Prepare yourself for a leadership role with this unique package of capabilities.

Why study information technology with us?

  • Our IT graduates get jobs with 84% securing employment within four months of completing their information technology degree.
  • We’re ranked in the world’s top 250 for computer science and information systems.
  • Get hands-on experience through work-integrated learning opportunities and industry projects.
  • Gain a career-edge by applying for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
  • Our lecturers combine industry experience with research expertise, ensuring your skills are relevant and up-to-date.

84% Employed ? within four months of graduating
World top 250 ? for computer science and information systems

What you will study

Develop core skills in 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:

  • web technologies
  • programming
  • databases and information management
  • foundations of information systems
  • human computer interaction
  • systems analysis and design
  • systems and network administration
  • project management

In the third year of your degree you can undertake a major industry-linked project spanning two courses across both first and second semester.

Develop your business skills in:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • microeconomics for business decisions
  • law
  • International business risk
  • Business analysis

Majors available include:

  • Business Technology
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management

Program plans

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.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

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.

The combined degree advantage: your business skills will help you move into leadership roles in IT, support you to start your own business or take your technical skills into a different work environment altogether.