The Bachelor of Information Technology will give you an in-depth general knowledge of IT and allow you to keep your options wide open in this industry. The Bachelor of Information Technology is an innovative program designed with input from major IT industry partners. Upon completion of the program, you will have achieved industry-recognised qualifications; have the foundation to become a leader in the IT field; be able to understand the impact of technological change; be able to appreciate not only current usage of IT in business and industry environments but also trends in computing; and be able to analyse, design and implement up-to-date computer-based systems including those related to internet technology, multimedia and web-based applications. As a graduate of this program, you will have been provided with a balance between specific knowledge of particular development tools (languages, operating systems, development environments) and general lifelong learning skills, which will ensure that you are able to remain at the forefront of this vibrant and rapidly developing sector.
The flexibility of this program leads to a diverse range of career opportunities, as each student gets to put their own stamp on the program, and as such determine the career path followed. Some students choose to add breadth to their studies, with a wide variety of electives chosen, whereas other students choose to add depth, and choose electives focussed in a particular area of interest. Careers include network manager, applications developer, programmer, software engineer, systems analyst, multimedia developer, database administrator, project manager and IT consultant.
The program consists of 24 courses. 15 core courses cover the fundamentals of information technology, such as World Wide Web (WWW) technology, design techniques for multimedia and the internet, programming, software engineering, electronic data interchange and networks. The focus is on fundamental concepts that enable you to become a skilled IT professional. These core courses are complemented by elective studies.
Teaching Location: Mt Helen Campus
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the proposed commencement of their studies in the University.
Higher Education undergraduate students are assessed competitively on the basis of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent school qualifications.
IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0, with no individual sub-score below 5.5.TOEFL: Score of 550, including the Test of Written English (TWE) or a score of 213 in the computer based test, and essay rating.(Some programs require a higher level of English proficiency)Please note: While the University of Ballarat accepts both IELTS and TOEFL, in some countries the Australian Diplomatic Mission may accept only IELTS for the granting of a student visa. Please check with the Australian Diplomatic Mission in your country to ensure that you are taking the appropriate test.