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Start date
February
July

Duration
1 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHCP

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2018: AUD$ 30,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2019: AUD$ 32,000 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
024200E

Key features

  • Learn from world-class1 researchers in artificial intelligence and image processing, computer software and information systems.
  • Extend your qualifications in IT with a one year honours program.
  • Prepare for a professional career in computing, information technology or information systems.
  • Study advanced coursework topics and a major project in computer and information science.
  • Be supported by a strong research environment including the Advanced Computing Research Centre.
  • Position yourself to study towards a PhD.
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

12015 Excellence in Research Australia

Snapshot

Snapshot

Have you achieved excellent academic results in one of these UniSA IT degrees?

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design)
  • If you have, you could be eligible for entry into this prestigious Honours degree.

It prepares you for postgraduate and PhD studies, or for a research or leadership role in computing, information technology or information systems.

Why Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Why this Degree

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.

Real-world connections

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.

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

Your career

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:

  • research assistant: undertaking basic research for example by preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments and field work; developing questionnaires and conducting surveys; conducting literature and database searches; writing up results of own research; contributing to the production of research reports and publications
  • network security manager: designing and implementing networks and network security; understanding of security tools like cloud security, malware detection, web application firewalls, intrusion prevention; technical security risk assessment; writing security procedures and documentation
  • telecoms engineer: providing services and engineering solutions for wireless telephony services, radio and satellite communications, internet and broadband technologies; carrying out feasibility exercises and determining connectivity; preparing detailed, technical and operational documentation
  • software developer: developing, coding, testing and debugging software applications; interpreting customer requirements; working with a team to research, design, and write software; working with others to understand and resolve issues in existing software
  • test manager: expertise in testing methodologies; identifying and creating test plans and cases; ensuring quality standards are met; liaising with development, project management, and customer support; maintaining test cases and other testing tools

1 Source: Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

Industry facts

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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

The best part about studying an honours degree is the flexibility of being able to choose your thesis topic and closely work alongside professionals at UniSA. The research skills and knowledge obtained alongside discovering unknown elements in the field is an exciting experience for anyone who is passionate on a particular topic.

Ben Volmer

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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Ben Volmer

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

I have run my own computer consultancy company, been a Computer Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was a software engineer for the Computer Sciences Corporation and General Electric Company. I love sharing my industry experience with students so that together we can explore new ideas, concepts and technologies.

Bruce Thomas


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Bruce Thomas


Before I came to UniSA, I was the Director of a large research laboratory at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. While there I worked in industry conducting applied research for companies including Google, where I worked on the Google Glass team for six months in the US.

Mark Billinghurst


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Mark Billinghurst


What you'll learn

What you Learn

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.

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:

  • proposals and presentations – singly or in groups
  • a thesis or a paper
  • assignments, practicals and examinations.

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)
Research Methods INFT 4017 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
ITMS Honours Minor Thesis 1 COMP 4030 9
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
ITMS Honours Minor Thesis 2 COMP 4031 9

I’m passionate about building university degrees that help students further their careers. The biggest reward I get is meeting students later in their careers and having them say how useful what they learned at our University was for them. My Phd was in programming languages and concurrency. However, more recently I have been working with virtual reality technologies and the internet of things.

Dr Stewart Von Itzstein

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

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.

Your study spaces

Your study experience

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 are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. 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 lots 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, a 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

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:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services 

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.

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

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.

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Information Technology at UniSA. 
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