Bachelor of Information Technology (IT)

CRICOS Course Code: 045878G

Be part of a fast-evolving industry

Do you enjoy solving technical problems or designing new applications? Study the Bachelor of Information Technology (IT) at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney and secure your future in one of the world's fastest evolving industries. 

Duration

3 years

Locations

Start dates

  • July 2020
  • November 2020

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

What is information technology?

Information technology is the design, development and management of computer hardware, software and systems. It also covers the administration and support of networks and databases in a business context. Qualified IT professionals perform essential functions within businesses, from ensuring staff have functioning computers, to building and maintaining complex software systems, networks or apps.

Information technology is a rapidly growing field, with computers and digital services embedded into our lives. Businesses are looking to adapt and evolve to keep up with this fast-changing industry. This makes graduates of information technology degrees in high demand around the world, with many opportunities in a wide range of sectors. 

About the course

Our three-year undergraduate degree in Information Technology will give you practical experience and expert knowledge needed to succeed in this fast-moving industry. Teaching involves industry-standard hardware and software methods and techniques. You will learn essential problem solving skills, and develop your creativity to find innovative solutions to complex challenges.  

Studying the Bachelor of Information Technology at Charles Sturt gives you the opportunity to gain a degree that is professionally accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS). This will give you a level of expertise that will make you stand out in the graduate job market.

What will you study? 

Following a flexible course structure, you'll study 24 subjects, including:

  • 10 core subjects
  • 6 unrestricted elective subjects
  • An IT specialisation comprising six compulsory subjects and two restricted electives.
  • Core subjects
    Subject Code
    Communication and Information Management ITC105
    Programming Principles ITC106
    Introduction to Database Systems ITC114
    Customer Support Management ITC133
    Computer Systems ITC161
    Systems Analysis ITC211
    Internet Technologies ITC212
    ICT Project Management ITC218
    Ethics and Professional Practice ITC331
    IT Security ITC358

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Unrestricted electives
    You must choose six unrestricted elective subjects.

    An elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University. You must meet prerequisites and enrolment restrictions.

IT specialisations

A specialisation is made up of eight compulsory subjects in a related area of IT. Choose your specialisation area below and view the subjects you can study within each. 

  • Business Analysis

    If you choose to study a Business Analysis specialisation, you will study the following subjects: 

    Subject Code
    Organisations and Management MGT100
    Human Computer Interaction ITC204
    Project Preparation ITC306
    IT Project* ITC308
    Organisational Behaviour MGT210
    Operations Management MGT310

    You will also choose two subjects from the following:

    Subject Code
    IT Infrastructure Management ITC240
    Wireless Networks ITC254
    Virtualisation Technologies ITC314
    Ethics, Sustainability and Culture MGT230

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session. 

  • Network Engineering

    If you choose to study a Network Engineering specialisation, you will study the following subjects: 

    Subject Code
    Computer Networks ITC233
    Wireless Networks ITC254
    Project Preparation ITC306
    IT Project* ITC308
    Routing and Switching ITC354
    Network Design ITC355

    You will also choose two subjects from the following:

    Subject Code
    IT Infrastructure Management ITC240
    Virtualisation Technologies ITC314
    Server Administration and Maintenance ITC333
    Ethics, Sustainability and Culture  MGT230

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session. 

  • Software Design and Development

    If you choose to study a Software Design and Development specialisation, you will study the following subjects: 

    Subject Code
    Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design ITC203
    Professional Programming Practice ITC205
    Programming in Java 1 ITC206
    Software Development Project 1 ITC303
    Software Development Project 2* ITC309
    Programming in Java 2 ITC313

    You will also choose two subjects from the following:

    Subject Code
    Human Computer Interaction ITC204
    Mobile Application Development ITC209
    Data Structures ITC322
    Ethics, Sustainability and Culture MGT230

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session. 

  • Systems Administration

    If you choose to study a System Administration specialisation, you will study the following subjects: 

    Subject Code
    Technical Service Management ITC232
    Computer Networks ITC233
    Project Preparation ITC306
    IT Project* ITC308
    Virtualisation Technologies ITC314
    Server Administration and Maintenance ITC333

    You will also choose two subjects from the following:

    Subject Code
    Human Computer Interaction ITC204
    IT Infrastructure Management ITC240
    Ethics, Sustainability and Culture   MGT230 
    Wireless Networks ITC254

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session. 

Industry recognition

The Charles Sturt University Study Centres Bachelor of Information Technology degree has Australian Computer Society (ACS) professional level accreditation (the highest level possible).

Career opportunities

Over recent decades the ICT sector in Australia has continued to grow. Despite this growth in opportunities, the number of ICT domestic graduates has fallen. As a result of this IT skills gap, employers in Australia are increasingly looking to recruit international graduates from Australian Universities and professionals from overseas.

A number of international graduates from Charles Sturt University Study Centres are now living and working in full-time permanent positions in Australia. Employers include Dell, Google and a range of other software and web development businesses.

As a graduate of IT, you could gain access to a range of commercial and technical sector jobs, such as:

  • applications analyst
  • cyber security analyst
  • data analyst
  • IT consultant
  • software engineer.

Professional accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) professional level.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen undergraduate course.

Fees

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