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Information Technology

Interested in Information Technology?

Information Technology reaches into every facet of life – work, family, sport and leisure. The ever evolving way we use and leverage technology means there are new opportunities in this profession emerging every year.

UniSA is dedicated to creating strong IT leaders through a comprehensive choice of industry-relevant degree programs, which combine real-world experience with the expertise to succeed. Our qualifications are designed to reflect what employers tell us they want and expect of graduates. We’re evidently getting it right – UniSA is rated number one in South Australia for graduate employment1.

Most of our Bachelor of IT degrees share a common first year so you can change specialisations after one year with no loss of credit for courses you’ve already done. We have a broad range of specialisations available, including in Mobile Application Development, Software Engineering, and Enterprise Business Solutions.

Ninety-seven per cent of our assessed research is at or above world class, according to Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015. Among our postgraduate offerings is the unique Master of Information Management (Library and Information Management), one-of-a-kind in South Australia, plus offerings in Cybersecurity and Data Science.

1QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014 – 2016 Full-Time Employment Indicator

Key features

  • Gain a qualification from a university ranked in the top two per cent of institutions worldwide1.
  • UniSA is rated number one in South Australia for graduate employment2.
  • Access facilities such as the IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio.
  • Do a 12-month paid internship with DXC technologies when you specialise in Enterprise Business Solutions (entry requirements apply).
  • Gain real-world experience through projects and placements with industry partners such as Fujitsu Australia, SA Water, Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide and more.
  • A common first year across IT degrees means you can switch between specialisations, and get credit for already completed courses.
  • Flexible study options including part-time and online study.
  • Learn from world-classs3 researchers in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Computer Software and Information Systems.
  • 97 per cent of our assessed research is at or above world class, according to Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015.

12017 QS World University Rankings and 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
22015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
3QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014 – 2016 Full-Time Employment Indicator

Why UniSA?

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.

UniSA offers 22 Information Technology degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

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, and application and software development.

Between now and 2020, employment in ICT is expected to grow strongly in Australia. The availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 18,000 jobs for software and applications programmers (or 18.4 per cent)
  • 19,100 jobs for business and systems analysts and programmers (or 14.3 per cent)
  • 14,800 jobs for ICT managers (or 25.4 per cent)
  • 6,800 jobs for ICT Network and Support professionals (or 14.6 per cent)1

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

UniSA also has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs:

  • The Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) is at the forefront of research and innovation in computer science, software engineering and information systems. The ACRC combines academic rigour and research experience with a highly collaborative approach to provide new and cost-effective computing solutions
  • The Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CIAM) brings together researchers in pure and applied mathematics to discover, understand and interpret natural phenomena and apply mathematics to important industrial and social problems
  • The Institute for Telecommunications Research is an internationally recognised research organisation, specialising in research, education, and technology development for wireless communications with fixed, mobile, satellite and terrestrial applications
  • The Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre (PBRC) works to advance biological science through the development and application of mathematical, statistical and computational techniques. PBRC research has applications to important global problems, such as improving the resilience of food crops to environmental stresses

Industry facts

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Employment for business and systems analysts and programmers in Australia is projected to increase by 19,100 (14.3 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 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.

1Australia’s Digital Pulse - Computer Society, 2016

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Apply now to study at the No.1 University in South Australia for graduate employment in IT1.

1QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2013 to 2015 Full-time Employment Indicator.

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What others are saying

I studied two degrees at UniSA. The first was a Bachelors degree in Information Technology. The second was a masters degree in Business Information Systems. The computer labs, libraries and facilities were simply outstanding. My studies included three work placements. These helped me to gain a good understanding of the Australian work culture. They also helped me to grow my professional network.

Trevene Leonard

Bachelor of Information Technology

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Trevene Leonard

Bachelor of Information Technology

After working in the IT industry for three years, I wanted to expand my technical and business knowledge. This degree has given me with the right skills and practice experience to give me an edge in the job market. Plus the teaching staff not only motivate us to learn but are always there to support us throughout our studies.

Anjali Kanaujia

Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

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Anjali Kanaujia

Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

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)

One of the best features of UniSA is its close and positive relationship with the local industry. This allows the university to put students on a wide range of work placements or industry projects while they are studying. If you are looking for a degree with an academic and practical focus, UniSA should be the choice.

Huijin Huang

Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

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Huijin Huang

Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

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)

An IT, engineering and the environment student of tomorrow is someone with a burning sense of curiosity, a desire to tinker with every little bit of the world around them, and a drive to make the very best out of whatever life throws at them.

Jacques Fourie

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

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Jacques Fourie

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017