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.

What will you do?

The degree is taught within a faculty ranked 48 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.

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.


Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
This degree gives you the opportunity to be part of our new The Academy by Deloitte You’ll be part of a supportive student cohort that learns from one another and industry leaders. Formal and informal experiences will allow you to build relationships within the Deloitte network.


  • Ranked #48 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Five-star rating for teaching quality and student support*
  • Work on real-world IT projects through industry internships

^Academic Ranking of World Universities , 2021
*Good Universities Guide, 2022

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354121
2022 CSP ATAR 66.05
2022 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2021). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 354121

2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 59.55
Median ATAR to receive an offer 79.78
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 90.45
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 66.05
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 82.83
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 95.85
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
16 20.3%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
6 7.6%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
20 25.3%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
<5 N/A
International students 34 43.0%
All students 79 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $9,940

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Scholarships

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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Careers

Career Readiness

Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
Students who as part of their studies take part in The Academy by Deloitte experience will have the benefit of undertaking a paid internship with Deloitte. This internship is designed to shape their business readiness through significant real-world client exposure, access to multiple networking opportunities and relevant professional training.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

IT Manager, IT Programmer, App Developer, Computer Programmer, Data Analyst, Software Developer, Software Specialist, Systems Administrator, Systems Programmer, Systems Support, Information Officer, Information Technologist, Information and Communications Technologist, Internet - Web Programmer, Internet Consultant

Degree Structure

To 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.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Areas of Specialisation

Students, through their elective choices, can pursue a Major within their Bachelor of Information Technology. Choosing a major is a great way to pursue topics of interest without narrowing future options.

Majors are available across the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cyber Security

Example Study Plan

Core Courses
Students must complete the following:

Core Course, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:

Cybersecurity major
If chosen, students must complete the following:


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning major core courses
If chosen, students must complete the following:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning major, choice of
Electives
Students must choose up to 7 elective courses (21 units) from the following:
  • Level I electives from any discipline (9 units)
  • Level II electives from any discipline (3 units)
  • Level III electives from any discipline (3 units)
  • Level I, II or III electives from any discipline (6 units)

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022