Bachelor of Information Technology

VU course code: NBIT | CRICOS: 071997F, 093390M | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person
VU Melbourne: Footscray Park, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 April 2024
21 April 2024
Overview

Overview

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

This IT course will equip you with specialist skills for fast-growing digital industries. You will also develop problem-solving skills for  workplace scenarios and challenges.

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

Our Bachelor of Information Technology focuses on high-demand and areas, including:

  • web development
  • mobile-application development
  • data analysis
  • cyber security
  • network and system computing
  • ICT management
  • software engineering and 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 IT 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.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

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).


The following majors are currently only offered offshore and have not been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Students undertaking these majors are eligible to apply for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS):

  • NMAMCS Mobile and Cloud Service Development Major

  • NMACSY Cyber Security Major

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology who have completed these majors and wish to work in Australia will be eligible to apply for individual membership with ACS.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

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

Use Labour Market Insights to find the average annual salary in Australia for the following roles:

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