Information Technology

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:4 years
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Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere - your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies, kitchen, car, bank and your next gig tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialise.

If you are interested in driving this exciting revolution, within a truly globalised and fast changing industry, then the ANU Bachelor of Information Technology is for you.

You will get a strong grounding in computing fundamentals to tackle the progressive nature of IT. With IT being an intrinsic part of all industries, knowledge of software development and information systems is highly sought after by the best employers.

This degree can also be taken as a flexible double with almost any other degree at ANU.

Employment Opportunities

All large and small organisations, both public and private, need people to work on their IT systems, or want staff with other professional training who have advanced IT skills.

IT students typically work as programmers, network administrators/managers, systems or business analysts, and web designers/developers. Rewarding career opportunities in technology and management are available to students with this degree plus 3 - 5 years work experience.

The career options for combined degree students are wide and varied with IT skills adding a real competitive advantage.

All students who complete the BInfTech degree are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society provided they complete a major in Information Systems or Software Development.

The Bachelor of Information Technology requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

COMP1110 Introduction to Software Systems

COMP1710 Web Development and Design

COMP2400 Relational Databases

COMP2600 Formal Methods in Software Engineering

COMP3120 Managing Software Development

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2
MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

A further 30 units from completion of 3000- or 4000- level courses from the following subject areas:

COMP - Computer Science

INFS - Information Systems if completing the Information Systems major

A further 24 units from completion of courses from the following:

COMP - Computer Science

INFS - Information Systems if completing the Information Systems major

MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2
MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

VCUG3001 Unravelling Complexity

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

  • Computational Foundations
  • Computer Engineering
  • Human-Centric Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Information-Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development

Minors

  • Information Systems
  • IT in New Media
  • Software Development

Specialisations

  • Algorithms and Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Systems
  • Human-Centric Computing

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR

• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

ATAR:80

QLD Band:10

International Baccalaureate:29

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

The BInfTech program allows students to approach information technology from either a technical, constructive angle, starting with courses in programming, or from a conceptual, critical or information and organisational management angle. It widens the approach to computing to include the creative and conceptual touch, starting by applying scripting to the application area of new media (video and audio), rather than from learning traditional general purpose programming languages applied to algorithms. The technically oriented student can major in Software Development; whereas the more conceptually oriented student can major in Information Systems.

The Software Development major aims to develop the conceptual and practical skills for software development and the technology of computer systems; the Information Systems major focuses on developing an understanding of organisations, the management of computer systems applications in them, and the accompanying systems analysis and design.

All of the majors are founded on an introduction to the principles of programming, a broad perspective on the computing discipline and profession, and an introduction to the functional structure of computers. They also require a grounding in mathematics and theoretical computer science, which is a means of developing the ability to work with abstractions, a fundamental requirement for understanding and applying ideas in computing.

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