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Course summary

Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of industry placements that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in digital enterprise, software development or user experience. An added bonus is our ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. 

Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.



Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3


Gold Coast1, 2
China - Guangxi UST3
Melbourne1, 2, 3
Perth1, 2, 3
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby1, 2
Sydney1, 2, 3

Digital Enterprise: Students gain the skills needed to design, develop, implement and manage applications and a realistic understanding of the roles of information technology in organisations.

Software Development: Students develop the skills needed to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and also provides students with the knowledge to participate in and manage software projects.

User experience: Gives students the skills needed to effectively and efficiently design and develop multimedia resources and interactive multimedia programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability for users.

Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year.
Only Digital Enterprise and Software Development majors are available to 
Sydney, Melbourne and Perth students.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a straight forward issue or theory from an IT discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.


Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from an IT discipline area.

Ethical practice

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in an IT discipline or workplace/organisation.

Apply IT discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business IT discipline.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver well developed IT discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context.

Prepare and deliver well developed IT discipline advice, knowledge and ideas using written communications in a business and public context.

Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply in-depth IT discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

As programmers, user-experience designers and developers, systems analysts, software engineers, database administrators, project managers, web developers, systems administrators and technical support personnel.

Students can undertake optional internship units. Internship positions vary depending on each student's discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include software quality assurance, coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors. 


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'