Study Information Technology at UniSA

Study Information Technology at UniSA

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

Most of our IT undergraduate programs share a common first-year, so choosing IT at UniSA offers you the ultimate flexibility. Should you wish to pursue a different IT specialty after completing your first-year, you can switch to an alternative IT program and receive credit for the courses completed. Start now, decide later.

You can study our highly flexible IT degree or choose to specialise in Games and Entertainment Design, Networking and Cybersecurity, or Software Development. And did you know that most* 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.

Commencing in 2024, UniSA is partnering with the IT industry, the Australian Industry Group (AI Group) and the Government of South Australia to provide a degree apprenticeship program to meet the continually growing demand for Software Engineers. Further information about the Software Engineering degree apprenticeship program is available here.

*Excluding the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters in Data Science.

 

#1 in SA

for graduate careers in I.T.

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

#1 in SA

for I.T. facilities

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.

#1 in SA

for learning resources in I.T.

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.

UniSA offers the following degrees in Information Technology

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 #43, 2024 THE Young University Rankings.

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#1 in SA

for graduate careers 16 years running

Graduate Destinations Survey 2007-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2022 (Domestic Undergraduate Full-time Employment Indicator for SA public universities)

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#1 young university

in Australia for industry collaborations

2024 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, 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. Hear more about the benefits of the UniSA Industry experience from graduates William, Franke and Teresa here.
  • Complete an ICT Capstone project in final year, working with a real client or partner on a key business challenge.
  • Start now, decide later. Common first-year across most IT programs which means you can switch IT specialisations and receive credit for successfully completed courses.

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.

Explore careers

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

A Netflix original

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.

Want to learn more? Read Phillipa's full story.

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.

Ask UniSA

Application and admission

  • How do I apply? minus-thick plus-thick

    There are a number of ways to apply to study UniSA's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees.

    You can access our online International Application System through our How to Apply page. The International Application System is an easy and secure online application and acceptance process. You will have visibility of your application through the secure online portal with the ability to download offer documents, submit your acceptance and make a payment.

    Alternatively you can submit an application through one of the University's registered Education Agents.

    If you are completing an Australian year 12 qualification in Australia or overseas, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Australia, you must apply through SATAC http://www.satac.edu.au/.

    If you are applying for the UniSA Study Abroad or Study Abroad Plus program, you can submit your application online here.

    Postgraduate study by research
    For information on applying to do postgraduate study by research, including Masters by Research, PhDs or Doctorates, please visit http://unisa.edu.au/resdegrees.

  • Is there a closing date for applications? minus-thick plus-thick

    There is no closing date for submitting your application however the admissions process takes between one and three weeks from the date that we receive your application and all required supporting documentation.

    If you are completing an Australian year 12 qualification in Australia or overseas, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Australia, you must apply through SATAC. Key dates for applications can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive credit or advanced standing for your chosen UniSA degree based on your previous studies, if they are in a related area at an equivalent or higher level. Receiving credit will reduce the number of courses you undertake within the degree, and may also reduce the overall duration of your degree.

    The amount of credit you may be eligible to receive is assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions team.

    The best way to determine your eligibility to receive credit or advanced standing is to apply using our International Application System which can be found on our How to Apply page. You will need to supply detailed syllabus documents with your application.

Support

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    UniSA welcomes the opportunity to speak with you regarding your study options. Our staff are able to talk to you about degree information, career outcomes and pathways, entry requirements, applications, and student life, so that you are able to make the best study decision for your future.

    Click here to book a 1:1 appointment with one of our enquiries team.

    We also have many events throughout the year in Australia and overseas where you can speak with UniSA representatives about your area of interest. View our calendar of events in your home country by selecting the 'International' filter.

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