Bachelor of Information Technology
The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Bachelor of Information Technology.
Connect your career with the future
IT makes and breaks organisations worldwide. Businesses with more intuitive, high-performing systems leave competitors in their wake. But even market leaders risk losing customers by the thousands if they can’t maintain service levels.
Demand for professionals with exceptional IT design and management skills is rising. And our new Bachelor of Information Technology puts you squarely in employers’ sights.
This degree is available to international students only.
What will you do?
The degree is taught within a faculty ranked 40 in the world for computer science and engineering*. Leveraging the University’s strong industry links and world-class research, it features an emphasis on systems and business approaches, and design thinking. Majors are offered in either Cyber Security or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
In addition to gaining a broad, application-based understanding of computer and information sciences, you’ll develop skills in:
- evaluating and using IT methods, tools and processes in real-world contexts, complemented by the ability to integrate new and emerging technology
- applying systems-thinking principles to manage and develop well-structured, maintainable and safe technological solutions
- designing, making and studying large-scale distributed software systems, including parallel, mobile and cloud-based
- advanced critical and independent thinking, and interpersonal communication.
Depending on your chosen major, you’ll also:
- learn how to develop highly secure, complex IT systems
- protect networks, data and software systems from attack and unlawful access
- explore self-driving cars, robotic vision, machine learning and image recognition
- understand how enterprise data and AI tools can be paired to improve productivity
- apply cutting-edge data analysis techniques to large sets of data.
And both majors include a significant industry-focused project or internship.
Student will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Degree Transfer Program. Upon completion of the first year of the Degree Transfer Program students will move into the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology.
Where could it take you?
You could support organisations’ IT development and management in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world. From a premium European food producer to an Asian bank or Australian airline… From web computing and user experience in the US, to data science and information security in India… Countless paths will open.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Not offered to domestic students.
CRICOS 0100898 Intake Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
International Qualifications Successful completion of the University of Adelaide College Degree Transfer program
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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Degree StructureTo qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:
- Core courses to the value of 30 units
- Elective courses to the value of 18 units
- At least one major to the value of at least 24 units
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020