Study Information Technology at UniSA

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Unlock your unstoppable force and explore the infinite possibilities of new and emerging technologies.

Information technology is part of everyday life and it’s continuously evolving, meaning people with IT skills are in high demand. Technology is the driving force behind internet banking, online shopping, networking, cybersecurity, mobile gaming, and so much more. If you’re interested in creating new digital experiences and finding technology-driven solutions, then see where an IT degree from UniSA can take you.

You can study our highly flexible IT degree or choose to specialise in Games and Entertainment Design, Mobile Application Development, Networking and Cybersecurity, or Software Development. And did you know that all of our degrees are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and recognised internationally by the Seoul Accord?

You’ll learn from expert teaching staff with strong connections to industry with a unique balance of active and engaging theory with practical hardware training. We partner with companies like global powerhouse, DXC Technology, to design industry-informed curriculum and to get our graduates career ready from the start.

 

 

TOP 3 IN AUSTRALIA

for graduate skills in I.T.

Ranked #3, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21, Computing and Information Systems – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities.

#1 in SA

for IT facilities

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21, Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). SA public universities.

#1 in SA

for student satisfaction in IT

ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2020-21, Computing and Information Systems – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.

UniSA offers the following degrees in Information Technology

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Why UniSA?

UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. We educate global professionals, ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow. Where you go and what you do will have no limits. You’ll learn in a highly practical environment, with degrees aligned to the latest industry practices and emerging trends. Get ready to push the boundaries and be on the educational and entrepreneurial edge.

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One of the world's

top young universities

Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50. Ranked #46, 2022 THE Young University Rankings.

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#1 in SA

for graduate careers 15 years running

Graduate Destinations Survey 2007-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2021 (Australian Undergraduate Full-time Employment Indicator for SA public universities).

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#1 young university

in Australia for industry collaborations

2022 THE Young University Rankings – Industry Income Indicator.

Why study IT?

  • Study a fully flexible IT degree and choose from a wide range of electives.
  • Choose to specialise in Games and Entertainment Design, Mobile Application Development, Networking and Cybersecurity, or Software Development.
  • Access unique facilities on campus, including a Gaming Lab, IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio fitted with the latest tools and technologies.
  • Gain practical experience through industry projects and placements.
  • Complete an ICT Capstone project in final year, working with a real client or partner on a key business challenge.
  • Switch specialisations with study credit for successfully completed common first-year courses, giving you the ultimate flexibility.

Your Career in IT

IT careers

IT professionals are in high demand as technologies continuously change and transform the way we work and connect. Businesses are investing heavily in digital infrastructure and we’re always looking for new ways of doing and interacting. IT skills can be applied across a wide range of industries, from global enterprise through to grassroot startups.

Over the next few years, employment growth in Australia is strong:

  • 25,500 new jobs for software and application programmers (21% increase)
  • 2,300 new jobs for ICT business and systems analysts (9.5% increase)
  • 8,200 new jobs for ICT managers (13.9% increase)
  • 8,100 new jobs for ICT network and support professionals (15.3% increase)

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018-23.

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Global networks

We’re a globally connected and engaged university, collaborating with more than 2,500 companies worldwide. Through our enterprising spirit, we form powerful partnerships to bring our students internship, placement, project and research opportunities.

Through the UniSA Enterprise Hub, we’ve also created an online gateway and physical shopfront for industry to connect with our expert staff, researchers and students. This is also home to the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) – a place to accelerate your ideas and business startup.

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Hear from UniSA’S unstoppable graduates

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A Netflix original

Netflix has us hooked and it’s all because of people like UniSA IT grad, Phillipa Avery, who makes sure that the giant streaming machine is running at its best.

An expert in software engineering and an UNSTOPPABLE force, this Dragon’s Dogma binge watcher is constantly improving back-end technologies to give us the ultimate on demand experience.

Start your unstoppable career in Information Technology

  • Phillipa Avery

    Phillipa Avery
    Engineering Manager at Netflix
    Bachelor of Information Technology

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I chose to study information technology as it was broad and offered many career opportunities. UniSA offers flexible degrees – I could either major in Software Development/Networking and Cybersecurity/Games and Entertainment Design/Mobile...

Danielle Heinrich

Bachelor of Information Technology

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Danielle Heinrich

Bachelor of Information Technology

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...

Swetha Krishnagopal

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Organisation: Boeing Defence Australia

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Swetha Krishnagopal

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
Boeing Defence Australia

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

Organisation: GTSgroup

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Monique Baker

Bachelor of Information Technology
GTSgroup

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)

Organisation: Saab Australia

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Louis Nathan

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
Saab Australia

UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus

UniSA's Mawson Lakes campus is our home for STEM. It’s where we deliver programs across information technology, engineering, science, mathematics, aviation, and more. The campus is fitted with contemporary, industry-standard learning and research facilities, including innovation studios, immersive virtual environments and laboratories focused on robotics, augmented reality, geotechnical engineering, and more.

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Application and admission

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    The way you apply for UniSA will depend on the undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree you're interested in studying.

    The majority of applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). Check out more information on the SATAC website and follow the appropriate process for your degree of interest.

    There are a small number of degrees that you need to apply for through the other processes, either direct to the Academic Unit or through the Apply Online portal. The process you need to follow will be listed on the 'How to Apply' section of the degree homepage, but you'll also be taken to where you need to go if you hit the 'apply' button.

    If you are interested in studying one of our 100% online degrees you'll need to apply directly to UniSA Online.

    You can find more information about the application processes for UniSA on our How to Apply webpage.

    If you're more interested in applying for a postgraduate degree by research, check out and follow the information in our step by step guide to applying

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    Applications for all degrees will close ahead of study commencing, but the timelines may vary for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

    Undergraduate

    The deadline to apply to study a degree at UniSA for semester one (commencing late February) and be guaranteed equal consideration is generally in very late November or early December. While you may be able to apply after this date, you are not guaranteed to be considered equally with other applicants and your application may not be assessed in time for the main round of offers. More competitive degrees may not make any offers after the main offer round. Find more information on the Key Dates section of the SATAC website, but you can also call the Future Student Enquiries team for more information on 08 8302 376.

    Postgraduate

    Many postgraduate by coursework degrees do not have set closing dates. The exceptions are highly competitive degrees, so it is best to check – either on the degree homepage on the SATAC website or by checking with our Future Student Enquiries team.

    As most postgraduate applications are assessed as they are submitted and offers are continuous, there are no set closing dates for applications. Degrees can be filled and closed with little notice so it is best to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a place. For more information, please contact our Future Student Enquires team on (08) 8302 2376 or submit an enquiry.

  • What credit can I receive for previous studies? minus-thick plus-thick

    You may be eligible for credit or advanced standing for your chosen UniSA degree based on your previous studies, if they are in a related area and completed within a certain timeframe. Receiving credit or RPL will reduce the number of courses you undertake within the degree, and may also reduce the overall duration of your degree. You can read more about our pre-existing credit agreements through our online Credit Assessor. If you have related industry experience, you may also be eligible to receive recognised prior learning (RPL) for this experience. Credit and RPL is assessed by the Program Director once you've received an offer, and you apply through UniSA's current student experts, Campus Central. 

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    Future Student Enquiries welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your study options at UniSA. We can discuss degree information, entry requirements and pathways, applications, general career outcomes and student life, so you have the information to make the best study decision for your future. Head to our Book an Appointment webpage to find a date and time to speak with us, and take your next steps on journey to university study.

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