Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
3 years
Fees: 
2018: A$13,100 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Develop key information technology (IT) skills to expand your career options, with a Bachelor of Information Technology from Victoria University.

This course will equip you with specialist skills for the fast-growing IT industry. You'll also develop problem-solving skills that will ensure you're able to handle different workplace situations.

You can choose your own job pathway based on your interests and strengths, with a personalised learning experience.

We focus on areas of high job-demand:

  • web development
  • mobile-application development
  • network and system computing
  • ICT management
  • software development
  • network management
  • global leadership.

When you graduate, you'll have knowledge across a wide range of IT applications, along with hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment. This theory and practice will ensure you're job ready.

This course includes training in:

  • Cisco routing and switching
  • IPSecure
  • Microsoft Active Directory network management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Android and IOS app development
  • object-oriented programming.

Our range of up-to-date technologies will prepare you for future professional practice. You'll have access to extensive computing and networking resources including:

  • a full set of Cisco routers and switches
  • virtualisation (Hyper-V) infrastructure
  • Amazon cloud servers
  • mobile labs
  • graphics and video authoring tools
  • software development kits
  • latest software packages including net and Java integrated development environment.

VU's industry connections let you make professional contacts and gain practical experience before you graduate.

We have links with companies including Cisco, Amazon, Microsoft and Inspur. You'll also learn from industry guest lecturers, as well as our expert staff.

You'll undertake work placements / industry projects. Past placements have led to students being employed at organisations including:

  • Drive Agencies Pty Ltd
  • Australian Unity
  • Claytons Group Pty Ltd.

High-achieving students in VU's Bachelor of Information Technology will be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of IT (Professional) to take part in a 12-month paid IT internship.

Apply for the Bachelor of IT (Professional) internship and scholarship.

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Careers in information and communications technology (ICT)

Australia's information and communications technology (ICT) industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing market. You'll graduate from our Bachelor of Information Technology with the technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills required for success in the IT industry.

A bachelor in IT prepares you for a range of roles across IT, government, banking/finance, retail, education, health, media, logistics and manufacturing. 

Job titles

  • software analyst
  • web designer
  • web application developer
  • mobile application developer
  • computer and network support
  • data centre administrator
  • systems administrator
  • system security consultant
  • database administrator
  • webmaster
  • business analyst
  • data analyst
  • project manager (e.g. in government, banking/finance, retail, manufacturing).

Salaries

The average annual salary in Australia  for the following roles is:

  • web administrator or ICT support technician - $65,676 (JobOutlook)
  • ICT support and test engineer - $82,316 (Job Outlook)
  • database/systems administrator or ICT security specialist - $83,720 (JobOutlook).

Employment for ICT support and test engineers is expected to grow strongly over the next five years (Job Outlook).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Information Technology, students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;

  • 48 credit points of Graduating Core studies;

  • 96 credit points of Major studies;

  • 48 credit points of Minor studies (discipline).

First Year Core Units

Majors

Minors

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of information technologies with depth in selected areas of study from the following areas: networking, security, virtualisation, enterprise network management, cloud, data analytics, ICT management, web application development, mobile application development and database;  
  2. Analyse and adapt the latest information technologies with intellectual independence, self- learning capabilities and creativity to identify and solve real-world problems with sound decisions and judgement in a broad range of sectors including ICT, government, banking and finance, retail, education, health, media and manufacturing;  
  3. Exhibit a range of technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills; in depth understanding to the codes of ethics and conducts of IT professions; capacity to perform IT design and development practice in an independent or collaborative environment with a strong industry focus; and the responsibility and accountability as a lifelong learner for own learning and professional practice;  
  4. Present solid foundation and strong practical skills with the ability of life-long learning for industry certifications from large reputable vendors both locally and overseas, such as CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry Requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
PLUS:
A study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
OR:
Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma of Diploma (or equivalent).
PLUS:
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
OR:
Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Diploma of Information Technology

Australian Computer Society

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Bachelor of Computer Science

Henan University (HNU), China

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology

Changchun University, China

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Network Engineering

Changchun University, China

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Software Engineering

National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Network

National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Networks

National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science

National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Engineering

National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology

Sri Lanka Institute in Information Technology, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Diploma in Information Technology

Sunway College Johor Bahru (SYCJB), Malaysia

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Diploma of Network Technology

City College of Huizhou (CCH), China

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Higher Diploma in Computer Based Information Systems

National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Industrial Diploma in Software Management

OpenArc Systems Management, Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Information Systems and Computer Science

University of Brawijaya, Indonesia

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development, Software Engineering, Computing and Network Technologies

International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), Sri Lanka

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 (HND) Diploma in Computing and Systems Development

Lithan Academy (LHA), Singapore

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing

Lithan Academy (LHA), Singapore

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (Applications Development)

Lithan Academy (LHA), Singapore

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (Network Engineering)

Lithan Academy (LHA), Singapore

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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