Course essentials

VU course code:
NBIT
Location:

Course information on this page is for Melbourne campuses only. Find out more about courses at VU Sydney.

Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Duration:
3 years full time or longer for part time

Develop key information technology (IT) skills to give you more career options with a Bachelor of Information Technology from Victoria University.

This course will prepare you to specialise in the fast-growing IT industry. We focus on areas of high job demand such as web and mobile app development and information and communications technology (ICT) management. You 'll also develop problem-solving skills that will ensure you're able to handle any situation you encounter in the workplace.

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

Areas of study to choose from include:

  • web and 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, along with our expert staff, 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.

Cutting edge IT facilities

A wide range of state-of-the-art 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.

Industry connections

VU's industry connections mean you will make professional contacts and gain practical experience before you even graduate. We have links with companies including Cisco, Amazon, Microsoft and Inspur. You 'll also learn from industry guest lecturers.

You 'll undertake work placements / industry projects and can apply for our ICT industry scholarships. Past placements have led to students being employed at organisations including:

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

Apply for Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional)

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.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other IT Networks and Security courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

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 objectives

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).  

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

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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.

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

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 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

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other IT Networks and Security courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

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