University of South Australia

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.

Most of our 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 Games and Entertainment Design.

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.

Key features

  • Learn from world-class researchers in Information Technology.
  • Top 10 in Australia for graduate skills in IT.1
  • Access facilities such as the Gaming Lab, IT Development and IT Innovation Studios.
  • Gain real-world experience through projects and placements with industry partners.
  • A common first year across IT degrees means you can switch between specialisations, and get credit for already completed courses.

1Results in Information and Computing Sciences - 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

 2ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19, Computing and Information Systems - Generic Skills Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities only.

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 Gaming Lab, IT Development and the IT Innovation Studios.

UniSA offers the following 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.

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

Explore a range of IT and computing careers here.

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

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

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Apply now to study at the No.1 university in Australia for overall experience in IT1.

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What others are saying

Throughout my time at university, I’ve been lucky enough to have access to real-world work experience and many opportunities for my career. I was selected as one of ten students to represent UniSA on a fully-sponsored three-week software engineering internship in Vietnam. I also got the opportunity during my honours year to be placed in an ICT project with real clients and I now work part-time in a small firm as an IT Analyst, which I received through my studies as well. Overall, UniSA has provided me with all the relevant knowledge and hands-on experience I need before entering the workforce and it's given me a solid foundation for a career in software engineering.

Swetha Krishnagopal

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
Employment: Boeing Defence Australia
Role: Graduate Software Engineer

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Swetha Krishnagopal

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
<br />Employment: Boeing Defence Australia

My degree has provided knowledge in all aspects of information technology, software, and networking, which also helped me to land a Graduate Software Engineer job at one of Australia’s leading defence companies months before I even graduated.

Louis Nathan

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
Employment: Saab Australia
Role: Graduate Software Engineer

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Louis Nathan

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
<br />Employment: Saab Australia

My advice to anyone considering studying software engineering at UniSA would be to keep up with the work week-by-week and don’t be afraid to ask for help from your lecturers and tutors – they have all been very helpful. It was through one of my lecturers that I was offered a job as a software engineer. This opportunity was invaluable to my career development by offering me experiences that will set me apart from other graduates.

Thomas Lake

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

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Thomas Lake

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

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

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:


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.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.


A five star university

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