Bachelor of Information Technology

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 354121
CRICOS 0100898

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 43 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.


*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019


  • Entry Requirements

    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 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. 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.

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 354121
    2020 CSP ATAR 66.7
    2020 CSP IB 24
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 56.35
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 69.38
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 86.65
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 66.7
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 73.65
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 89.1
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    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 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    10 20.8%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    18 37.5%
    • 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 13 27.1%
    All students 48 100.0%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 0100898
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 Requirements
    More Information
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 65
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 24
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 16
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 30
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 5
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 60%
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.4
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 70
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1040
    AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6
    Abitur 4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.0
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.56
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 65
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 65
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 319
    ANU Foundation Studies 55%
    Monash Foundation Year 60%
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 67
    UNSW Foundation Year 6
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.2
    Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 51
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 65
    SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80
    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
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    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.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    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.

    Example Study Plan

  • Further Information

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020