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Study information technology
The ‘next big thing’ might just be your thing.
The study of Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society. At the University of Newcastle, we train IT graduates to be technically savvy, creative and flexible.
Our information technology majors are designed to meet the industry's evolving IT needs. You can focus your courses around business technology, learning to design and manage complex software systems critical for big corporations and government. You’ll be equipped to develop cloud-computing solutions or specialise in IT security. If your passion is media and entertainment you could learn to create exciting new games and 3D animations, devise new content delivery platforms or work for a digital media agency. Or, study systems development and learn to create apps and programmes for just about any industry: manufacturing, healthcare, social enterprise, renewable energy, education.
Why study information technology with us?
Get hands-on experience through work-integrated learning opportunities and industry projects in applications development and support for a diverse range of organisations.
Gain a career edge by applying for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
Our lecturers combine industry experience with research expertise, ensuring your skills are relevant and up-to-date.
Tailor your study with the choice of three majors: Interactive Media, Business Technology, or Systems Development.
Utilise the latest tech to programme web application software, create 3D animations, edit digital content and gain real-world experience.
What you will study
Develop core skills within information technology, such as building software that uses complex databases and sophisticated web interfaces suitable for a whole range of applications – from the corporate office to the mobile phone. You will study courses in:
Databases and information management
Foundations of information systems
Systems analysis and design
Systems and network administration
In the third year of your degree, you can undertake a major industry-linked project spanning two courses across both the first and second semester.
When you successfully complete the Bachelor of Information Technology you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society.