Bachelor of Information Technology

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Course essentials

Become a specialist in your field in this vast industry, and choose your own job pathway that meets your passion and strengths.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a three-year course with a personalised learning experience. We focus on areas of high job demand such as web/mobile app development and ICT management. Our learning facilities include the latest technology - CISCO routers and switches, Amazon cloud servers, and virtualisation (Hyper-V) infrastructure.

All students undertake the same first-year subjects, followed by major studies (8 units) in years 2 and 3 either:

Students will also study 4 Graduating Core units, and undertake minor studies (4 units) in one of the following:

These are subject to the approval of the course coordinator and may be limited by prerequisite requirements.


Graduate with the technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills required for success in the IT industry, which includes:

  • knowledge across a wide range of IT applications
  • hands-on experience with industry standard equipment
  • project management in many sectors including government, finance, retail, and manufacturing.

This degree also prepares you for industry certifications from local and international companies such as CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

Job titles

  • software analyst
  • web designer
  • web application developer
  • mobile application developer
  • computer and network support
  • data centre administrator
  • systems administrator
  • security consultant
  • database administrator
  • webmaster
  • business analyst
  • data analyst
  • project manager. 

Organisations employing IT graduates

As an IT professional, you could gain employment in a range of sectors including IT, government, banking and finance, retail, education, health, media, logistics and manufacturing.


Average salaries for computer network professionals, ICT support and Test Engineers is A$82,524 and A$97,656 (Job Outlook).

Employment rates

Employment for ICT support and Test Engineers is expected to grow over the next five years (Job Outlook).

Dynamic learning

Our hands-on learning uses state-of-the-art technology and includes a major practical project, which will ensure you have the ability to handle any situation you encounter in the workplace.

Study pathways

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

VDIT - Diploma of Information Technology

You will be credited for 8 units (a year) of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past 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.

Course objectives

The NBIT Bachelor of Information Technology degree is designed to produce graduates as Information Technology Professionals with a competitive edge in their chosen career path, through lifelong learning and professional development activities, relevant workplace experience, and industry capstone projects in the final year. Upon successful completion of the NBIT Bachelor of Information Technology, graduates 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).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Information Technology, students will be required to complete two hundred and eighty-eight (288) credit points (equivalent to twenty-four (24) units), consisting of:

  • Ninety-six (96) credit points (equivalent to eight (8) units) of Common Core first year studies;


  • Ninety-six (96) credit points (equivalent to eight (8) units) of Major studies (from the list below);

  • forty-eight (48) credit points (equivalent to four (4) units) of Graduating Core studies;


  • Forty-eight (48) credit points (equivalent to four (4) units) of Minor studies (discipline or breadth, from the list below).

Students that successfully complete the Common Core units (ninety-six (96) credit points, equivalent to eight (8) units) in their first year of studies have the option to either exit the program and graduate with the VDIT Diploma of Information Technology or articulate into another College of Engineering and Science course with credits from the first year units.

Common Core Units

Year 1, Semester 1:

Semester 2:



Admission requirements

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.

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma).
  • Year 12: Successful 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 at least 20 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
    Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent);

    IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0.

  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

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VTAC applications due 4 November 2016.

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Direct applications due 30 November 2016.

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