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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
LBCP

SATAC Code
434041 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 60.70 (for 2020)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2021)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Degree overview

  • Top 10 in Australia for graduate skills in I.T.
  • Build a rewarding career as an IT professional.
  • Learn using the latest industry tools, technologies and research.
  • Experience the Gaming Lab, Software development, networking and cyber security teaching spaces and the IT project space.
  • Gain practical experience through real projects and placements.
  • Select two IT minors or diversify your skills with cross-disciplinary study.
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
  • A common first year across IT degrees enables you to switch between specialisations and get credit for completed courses.
  • Endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) as part of the College Endorsement Process.

1ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19, Computing and Information Systems - Generic Skills Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities only.

Snapshot

Snapshot

The Bachelor of Information Technology is your stepping stone to a career in software development, networking, cyber security, games and entertainment industries.  You will learn using the latest industry tools, technologies and research. Our IT degrees have a number of flexible entry pathways and a common first year. You can switch between specialisations and get credit for the courses you’ve already completed.

By tailoring your studies to your interests, you can prepare for a rewarding career as an IT professional.  

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, networking, database and programming fundamentals, and systems requirements. 

You will then choose two minors where you can focus on areas of IT that really interest you. At least one of your minors must be an IT minor chosen from these areas:

  • software development
  • 3D Animation
  • visual effects
  • mobile applications
  • networking
  • business systems
  • cyber security
  • data analytics
  • games

If you’re thinking about a non-IT minor, the following are popular: 

  • digital media
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • marketing
  • accounting
  • management

Alternatively, if you wish to specialise, check out our full range of Information Technology study options.

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)
Software Design and Implementation INFS 2044 4.5
System Design Studio INFS 2045 4.5
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Agile Development and Governance INFS 2041 4.5
Project Studio INFS 2043 4.5
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5 Note(s): 1
Big Data Basics INFS 5095 4.5 Note(s): 1
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective Note(s): 2
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Minor Course 4.5 Rule(s): 1
ICT Capstone Project INFT 3042 4.5 Note(s): 3

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

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

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

Why Bachelor of Information Technology

Why this Degree

In this very flexible degree you can choose your own specialisation – either two minors in IT; or one IT minor and one non-IT minor. This means you can develop a broad range of skills and knowledge, enhancing your employment prospects. 

IT minors are available in:

  • software development
  • networking
  • mobile applications
  • networking
  • business systems
  • cyber security
  • data analytics
  • games development
  • 3D animation
  • visual effects
  • IT industry internship

Popular (non-IT) minors include digital media, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, management, or international business. 

Alternatively, if you wish to focus your studies in a particular area you can consider studying one of our specialised IT programs including:

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 practise.  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.

Real-world connections

With more than 200 industry partners, we offer you opportunities to obtain real-world experience through projects and placements. Our partners include Adelaide Football Club, Services Australia, SAAB, DSTO, Forensic Science SA, Top Chop Games, Maptek, 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 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

This degree is offered 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

The IT industry is very diverse. The skills employers are looking for can be very different, even between jobs with the same title. Well-trained professionals with broad skills are in high demand, particularly in business, defence, mining, application and software development.

By 2023, employment in ICT is expected to grow strongly in Australia. 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:

  • 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
  • database administrator: managing secure databases, servers and environments; analysing and tuning databases for optimal efficiency; providing specialist database advice; maintaining compliance; ensuring database uptime and standards
  • networking analyst: supporting infrastructure for wired network connections, wireless access points and remotely connected users; ensuring continuous network operations; performing installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, documentation, and operational support of network equipment

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 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 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 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.

Student services

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

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
Your study spaces

Your program director

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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What others are saying

My degree has given me experience in cybersecurity, networking, management, and expanded my programming knowledge. I already work in a part-time job as a junior developer, creating interfaces and applying the skills I’ve learnt during my studies.

Monique Baker

Bachelor of Information Technology
Employment: GTSgroup
Role: Support Engineer

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Monique Baker

Bachelor of Information Technology
<br />Employment: GTSgroup