Study the Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle and explore the very latest information processing technologies.

Bachelor of Information Technology

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Information Technology at the University of Newcastle


"I really enjoy my major because I can go home after every day of study and I can program something new." - James

Information technology (IT) is concerned with the use of technology in managing and processing information, especially in large organisations.

Offered through the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the 2015 QS World subject rankings*, the Bachelor of Information Technology provides you with opportunities to develop skills in traditional business uses for IT, as well as in the growing field of digital entertainment.

According to a 2015 report commissioned by the Australian Computer Society, there is a need for 100,000 more workers in the IT sector by 2020, making a career in information technology one with great employment prospects.

Our lecturers come with a scope of industry experience and this, coupled with their research expertise, places them in the perfect position to guide in deploying the latest technology to build applications that suit the needs of customers.

Our information technology graduates are technically savvy, creative and highly employable. In a world of rapidly changing technology, public and private organisations are increasingly reliant on flexible IT professionals. There is high demand for IT graduates with an understanding of how today's digital world benefits society across areas such as marketing and healthcare to entertainment and security. 

Graduates will also be at the forefront of developing the next generation of tools and games for digital devices.

A career in information technology  is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges organisations and individuals face in keeping up with these advances.

To get the most from your career in computer technology you need to have a love of technology and an interest in understanding and developing software applications. The Bachelor of Information Technology will allow you to forge your interests and knowledge to implement real world solutions to contemporary information processing challenges. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor Information Technology are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

*The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on surveys of 90,000 academics and graduate employers, alongside research citations and research impact.For this fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated more than 3,000 universities and ranked more than 800 institutions in total. Sixty-eight million citations were analysed and QS verified the provision of 8,391 programs. More information about QS is available at

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