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Start Date
February

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHIT

SATAC Code
434121 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time

Entry Requirements
ATAR (Internal): 80.10 (for 2017)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP in IT
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • This degree is an Australian first - a creative collaboration between UniSA and DXC Technology.
  • Kick start your career with the largest university in South Australia, and one of the largest technology companies in the world.
  • Get amazing experience with a 12 month paid internship with DXC, and a dedicated mentor.
  • Experience world-leading education and become part of the next generation of business and IT leaders.
  • Choose from two specialisations – application services and software development; or network, security and infrastructure design.
  • Train using the latest industry tools, technologies and research. 
  • Learn in the UniSA IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio. 
  • A common first year across IT degrees enables you to switch between specialisations and get credit for completed courses.
  • UniSA is ranked number one in SA for Graduate Employment in the QILT National Graduate Outcome Survey 2014-2015.

Snapshot

Snapshot

This four-year honours degree is one-of-a-kind – a collaboration between UniSA and DXC Technology to shape the next generation of IT leaders.

If you’ve got what it takes to be among Australia’s best and brightest, this degree will help you stand out from the crowd. You’ll learn the very latest in research developments and technologies from UniSA’s world-class lecturers and researchers.

To develop your business skills you’ll also learn organisational and business decision techniques; written and verbal communication skills; and awareness of the cultural, social and ethical issues in the global environment.

You will put your learning into practice in the DXC internship, where you’ll be mentored and paid to work on complex large-scale projects.

Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or above or be transferred into another information technology degree. There are certain courses in this degree that must be completed successfully in order to continue.

If you decide to exit this degree having successfully completed the first two years, you will receive an associate degree.

Why Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)

Why this Degree

UniSA’s unique collaboration with DXC Technology nurtures the best IT talent. It combines world-class learning with world-leading enterprise.

This degree was developed to meet the growing need for graduates with IT skills. You will benefit from UniSA’s long experience teaching information technology and graduate with a world-class education taught by industry leaders. As you learn about enterprise-level deployments in a complex IT infrastructure, you will choose from one of two specialisations:

  • application services and software development, or
  • network, security and infrastructure design

In the final year of the degree, you can choose advanced honours level courses taught by staff from the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC). These courses are directly related to ACRC research and relate to the very latest technologies.

In your DXC internship, your career aspirations will be aligned with the opportunities in the workplace. You will be given a mentor who will help you and support you.

Real-world connections

This degree has been designed as a pathway to the DXC graduate program (internship).

During your internship, you will work on projects in collaboration with an industry partner. In groups, you will tackle real world industry problems, applying information technology methodologies to provide solutions. These solutions – including the project documentation – are often provided to the industry partner as an outcome of the course.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

If you’re a high achiever in this degree, you could be offered a full-time career with DXC Technology. One UniSA graduate accepted a role as a .NET developer, working for large government clients in support and development. Another graduate now works for DXC Technology on large scale data centre equipment for state and federal government across Australia.

Careers to consider:

  • solutions architect: designing and deploying enterprise infrastructure solutions in complex environments; ensuring technical integrity of customer solutions; writing and reviewing project requirements, strategies reference models and standards for infrastructure
  • software engineer: developing quality software based on expertise such as software design skills; knowledge of internationally recognised standards and their methods, techniques and tools; good management practice; collaboration abilities

Professional accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Industry facts

job-listings

Employment for ICT managers in Australia is projected to increase by 14,800 (25.4 per cent) by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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The economic contribution of the internet and digital-enabled economy is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 20201.

1 Deloitte Access Economics (2015)

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The contribution digital technology makes to the Australian economy is forecast to grow from $79 billion (2014) to $139 billion (2020)1.

1 Australia’s Digital Pulse - Computer Society, 2016

What others are saying

My time at UniSA was an amazing experience; the facilities were excellent and there is a real positive culture. Plus I had the opportunity to graduate with Honours and partake in a twelve month paid internship with leading business transformation company DXC while studying.

Damien Raines

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)

Damien Raines

Damien Raines

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will start your degree with core courses in information technology. These will give you a solid grounding in important areas such as IT, network, database and programming fundamentals, and systems analysis.

You will then move on to your chosen specialisation.

The application services and software development specialisation covers areas such as:

  • interface design, interaction and experience
  • data structures and big data basics
  • agile development with .NET
  • cloud programming

The network, security and infrastructure design specialisation covers areas such as:

  • information security management
  • network architecture and security
  • cloud, virtualisation and storage
  • big data basics

The DXC Technology internship involves 24 weeks of full-time paid work and includes an honours project. You will also study one elective, plus courses in business, professional development and research.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports and project documentation
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • an industry-relevant project 
  • practicals and presentations

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Design Thinking and Digital Innovation INFS 1020 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
Network Fundamentals INFT 1012 4.5
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Programming Fundamentals COMP 1040 4.5
IT Project Management INFT 1021 4.5
Database Fundamentals INFT 1020 4.5
Systems Analysis INFS 1021 4.5
APPLICATION SERVICES SPECIALISATION Rule(s): 3
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Web Development INFT 2064 4.5
Interface Design, Interaction and Experience INFT 1004 4.5
Data Structures COMP 2012 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Systems Design INFS 2037 4.5
Tools for Software Development INFT 2063 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Business Decision Making Simulation BUSS 3074 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Service Management and Integration INFT 3038 4.5
Concurrent Programming INFT 3030 4.5
Professional Development and Practice INFS 3074 4.5 Rule(s): 4
Agile Development with .NET COMP 3021 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
IT Industry Internship INFT 3037 13.5 Rule(s): 5
Research Methods INFT 4017 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
IT Industry Internship (Honours) INFT 4029 18 Rule(s): 6
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Cloud Programming INFT 3029 4.5
Big Data Basics INFS 5095 4.5
Mobile Application Enterprise Development INFT 3033 4.5
IT Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES SPECIALISATION Rule(s): 3
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Information Security Management INFS 3070 4.5
Systems Administration INFT 3026 4.5
Network Architecture INFT 3019 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Systems Design INFS 2037 4.5
Network Security INFT 3015 4.5
Communication and Collaboration INFT 3035 4.5
Business Decision Making Simulation BUSS 3074 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Service Management and Integration INFT 3038 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Professional Development and Practice INFS 3074 4.5 Rule(s): 4
Cloud, Virtualisation and Storage INFT 4028 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
IT Industry Internship INFT 3037 13.5 Rule(s): 5
Research Methods INFT 4017 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
IT Industry Internship (Honours) INFT 4029 18 Rule(s): 6
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Big Data Basics INFS 5095 4.5
Information Technology Strategy and Management INFS 3065 4.5
Data Centre Management INFT 3036 4.5
IT Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1

I completed my PhD at UniSA in high performance computing. My teaching passion is in networking and infrastructure concepts and one of my career highlights has been getting the Internship program with DXC Technology off the ground and ensuring it is a continuing success.

Dr Grant Wigley

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study spaces

You will have access to the latest industry software in our technology spaces such as the IT Development Studio, the Mac Lab, and the Wearable Computer Lab.

You will also benefit from our culture of innovation and start-ups. We’re helping IT entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into start-up enterprises with a bright future. Through the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) you will access services and expertise including:

  • technology (DXC Technology and UniSA IT)
  • design (matchstudio)
  • business growth (Centre for Business Growth)
  • business management
  • strategy and marketing (UniSA Business School)
  • commercialisation (UniSA Ventures)
Your study spaces

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

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