In this degree, you will gain a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of information technology. Through your chosen specialisation, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology, administration and application of specific applications of information technology and systems. You will learn about information technology planning and management, and about Internet-based services used in commerce, education, health, science, public administration, and many other disciplines. You will also learn how to apply information technology to model, support, and manage modern, flexible organisations. As a graduate, you will have advanced skills in communication, problem solving, systems analysis, and project management as well as sound knowledge of community expectations for information technology practitioners.
Students with a Bachelor degree in Information Technology may be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing in place of listed IT foundation courses as determined by the Program Convenor.
Course available at Gold Coast campus & Nathan campus
Language requirements English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: *A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL *OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) *OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0 *OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) *OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Specialisations Data Management (Gold Coast, Nathan) Enterprise Architecture* (Nathan) Information Systems and Business Analysis (Nathan) Networking and Security (Gold Coast) Software Development (Gold Coast, Nathan)
* A specialised Graduate Certificate and Masters is also available which will suit you if you are looking for a broader skills base in this area - see Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Architecture (3259) and Master of Enterprise Architecture (5641)
My career opportunities *Data Management: You will be able to work in wide variety of companies as a data analyst or database administrator. *Enterprise Architecture: You will be able to work as a business architect, information architect, enterprise infrastructure and security architect, or enterprise solutions architect. *Information Systems and Business Analysis: You will be prepared for a career working as a project manager, program manager, business analyst, change manager, data analyst, quality manager, or program director. You will find opportunities in large multinational organisations, such as in the mining industry, as well as in government. *Networking and Security: You will be qualified to work as a development operations specialist, network security engineer, security network consultant, security manager, or security applications specialist. *Software Development: You will be prepared to work as a developer, test engineer, web developer, or researcher in government research centres.
Pathways to further study Students who complete the dissertation component will have a pathway to Higher Degree Research (HDR) study.
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