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 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.
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, 2021
*Good Universities Guide, 2022
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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
Not offered to domestic students.
2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
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|Minimum eligibility score||65|
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|Intake||February and July|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs|
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: $47,000|
Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.
More information on International Student tuition fees.
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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, IT Manager, IT Programmer
- 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.
Areas of Specialisation
Majors are available across the following areas:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Cyber Security
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Last updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022