Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
LBCP

SATAC Code
434091 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Entry Scores
2022 Guaranteed Entry
Year 12 (ATAR-based): 66.00
Year 12 (Grades-based): B,B,B
TAFE/RTO: DIP
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2021 Cut-Offs
Year 12 (ATAR-based):
- Internal: 78.10
TAFE/RTO: Cert IV
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Degree overview

  • No.1 in SA for graduate careers in I.T.1
  • Gain technical knowledge and specialist software skills to design your own apps across different platforms.
  • Influence how people interact with social networks, entertainment, e-commerce and information sourcing and sharing.
  • Experience the Gaming Lab, Software Development Lab networking and cyber security teaching spaces and the IT project space.
  • Learn using the latest industry tools, technologies and research.
  • Gain practical real-world experience through placements and projects with industry partners.
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
  • A common first year across IT degrees enables you to switch between specialisations and receive credit for completed courses.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20, Computing and Information Systems – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Become a mobile app developer and make your mark in a booming industry.

Mobile apps have become part of our everyday lives. With worldwide gross consumer spend predicted to surpass $139 billion in 2021,1 the demand for mobile application specialists is outstripping supply.

Our lecturers are industry experts who will teach you the techniques for pitching your mobile ideas to potential investors, and how to start up your own company if you have a truly innovative idea.

You will learn through exposure to real-world applications, and the latest research developments and technologies.

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

Our IT degrees have a number of flexible entry pathways and a common first year. You can switch between specialisations and receive credit for the courses you have already completed. 

1 App Annie Market Forecast 2016-2021

What you'll learn

What you Learn

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

Along with core courses in information technology, you will learn to develop mobile apps in languages such as C++, and Swift. You’ll also collaborate with an industry partner for your final project, developing solutions to real-world problems.

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

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
Network Fundamentals INFT 1012 4.5
Design Thinking Studio INFT 1030 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Object Oriented Programming COMP 1046 4.5
Data Driven Web Technologies INFS 1025 4.5
System Requirements and User Experience INFS 1026 4.5
System Requirements Studio INFT 1031 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
System Design and Realisation INFS 2044 4.5
System Design Studio INFS 2045 4.5
Operating Systems and Tool Chains COMP 2035 4.5
Data Structures Essentials COMP 2012 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Agile Development and Governance INFS 2041 4.5
Project Studio INFS 2043 4.5
Web Technology INFT 2064 4.5
IOS Enterprise Development INFT 3033 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Security Foundations INFS 3090 4.5
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Design Patterns with C++ COMP 3023 4.5
Android Games Development INFT 3034 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Cloud and Concurrent Programming INFT 3043 4.5
Big Data Concepts INFS 4020 4.5
ICT Capstone Project INFT 3042 4.5 Note(s): 2

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, as well as to 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 practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning.  Assessment types will vary and you can expect them to include:

  • Interactive studio exercises 
  • Industry aligned projects 
  • Industry based internships
  • Hands-on practical activities 
  • Collaborative group projects 
  • Reports and project documentation 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

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

Why Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)

Why this Degree

In this degree you will learn to influence how people interact with social networks, entertainment, e-commerce and information sourcing and sharing.

You will gain technical knowledge and specialist software skills to design your own apps, studying areas such as:

  • Systems Requirements and User Experience
  • IOS Enterprise Development
  • Design Patterns with C++
  • Agile Development and Governance
  • Andriod Games Development
  • Cloud and Concurrent Programming

You will build on these skills in courses to develop apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

You will learn through exposure to industry relevant exercises and state-of-the-art research developments and technologies. An innovative program design provides you with the opportunity to learn core concepts followed by an intensive four week interactive studio where the concepts you have learnt will be reinforced through practice.  You will further develop your skills through practical application on a range of problems. Four studio courses are crafted to provide you with skills in design thinking, system requirements, system design and agile development and project management.  Non-technical skills are interwoven through the studio intensives in order to develop the qualities that are highly sought after and valued by industry.  You will apply your learning in a final year capstone project that solves a problem and produces a product for an industry partner. 

You will have opportunities for industry placements, internships and research projects with industry partners.

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 Adelaide Football Club, Human Services Australia, SAAB, DSTO, Forensic Science SA, Top Chop Games, Maptek, Fujitsu Australia, SA Water, Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide and more. UniSA is also home to several research centres, including:

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 Gaming Lab, Software Development Lab, Network and Cyber Security Labs and the IT Project Space.? 

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

Online study

Online study

Part, or all, of this degree can be studied online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Career outcomes

Your career

Employment prospects for software and application developers are growing. By 2023, the availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 25,500 jobs for software and applications programmers (or 21 per cent)
  • 2,300 jobs for ICT business and systems analysts (or 9.5 per cent)
  • 8,200 jobs for ICT managers (or 13.9 per cent)
  • 8,100 jobs for ICT Network and Support professionals (or 15.3 per cent)1

Careers to consider:

  • Android/iOS applications developer: developing iterative software; collaborating with other developers through code reviews, software planning, and standup meetings; contributing to projects from concept to delivery; juggling several projects at different phases; writing clear, well-commented code
  • software applications programmer: 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
  • mobile applications architect: leading and implementing mobile applications development; researching, analysing, designing, developing and testing business appropriate solutions; collaborating with other teams to develop solutions meeting business needs for functionality, performance, scalability and reliability[1] Source: Australian Government Department of Employment: Occupation projections.

Explore a range of IT and computing careers here.

1 Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Information Technology at UniSA. 
Find an Alternative Pathway

Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses are home to fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces 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 sports and fitness facilities, 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest 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 services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access 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
  • career services and mentoring
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

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

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.

Student services

Your campus

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

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

Study in specialised facilities ranked Number 1 in SA for campus facilities in I.T.1 You will have access to the latest industry software in our technology spaces such as the software development Lab, networking and cyber security labs, and the IT project space.

You will also benefit from our culture of innovation and startup community. We’re helping IT entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into startup enterprises with a bright future. Through the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC), the University’s startup incubator, you have access to programs (such as Venture Catalyst), services and expertise including:

  • Workshops
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Office space for startups and entrepreneurs
  • Access to a global pool of expert advisers
  • Small funding stipends
  • Events to kick-start ideas and competitions like hackathons

1 ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

Your study spaces

Your program director

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.

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