Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Have you achieved excellent academic results in one of these UniSA IT degrees?
It prepares you for postgraduate and PhD studies, or for a research or leadership role in computing, information technology or information systems.
Taught by world-class researchers, you will study advanced IT electives and research methods.
You will also work on a year-long project that uses your multi-disciplinary undergraduate skills in computer graphics, business intelligence, software, networking, information and security.
You will present your results both at a research seminar and in the form of written documentation.
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.
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:
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.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Research Methods||INFT 4017||4.5|
|ITMS Honours Minor Thesis 1||COMP 4030||9|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|ITMS Honours Minor Thesis 2||COMP 4031||9|
Prepare for a professional career in computing, information technology or information systems.
Your studies will include several core courses in IT research, and advanced computer and information courses run by leading researchers.
You will develop skills and knowledge in research through a year-long project, utilising the multi-disciplinary skills you developed in your undergraduate degree.
Your studies will be supported by a strong research environment, including the Advanced Computing Research Centre.
With more than 200 industry partners, we offer you opportunities to get real-world experience through projects and placements. Our partners include Fujitsu Australia, SA Water, Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide and more. UniSA is also home to several research centres:
All have world renowned links and associations that provide a dynamic teaching and research base for our students. During your studies you will also have access to world-class facilities such as the IT Development Studio and the IT Innovation Studio.
As a graduate of this degree, you will be suited to a range of leadership and research roles in the IT sector. Job prospects in Australia are excellent for ICT managers, and expected to grow very strongly between now and 2020. This is a very large occupation (58,000 in November 2015) and earnings are high.1
Careers to consider:
1 Source: Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
Our School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences has a number of specialist teaching spaces including a lab designed for CISCO networking certification, an Apple lab for mobile and tablet app development, and a final year project workplace simulation environment.
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
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.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. 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.
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.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.
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