Gain in-demand computing skills and invaluable work experience with VU's Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional).
Our IT (professional) degree gives you a solid foundation in the latest web and mobile-app development, and network and systems design. You'll also have the exciting opportunity to experience 12 months of paid internship in the IT industry as part of your degree.
VU's computer-science courses are among the best in Australia. Our state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities offer virtual and hands-on teaching.
You will build your computer-science knowledge through solving real-world problems in:
You'll also gain the experience needed to lead teams and manage projects.
High-achieving students in VU's Bachelor of Information Technology will be eligible to transfer into this course to take part in a 12-month paid IT internship.
The real-world work experience gained alongside qualified IT professionals will be of huge benefit in your job applications following graduation.
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Computer Society and is seeking full accreditation at the professional level.
It also helps you to prepare for the following:
In order to be admitted in to the Bachelor of IT (Professional), you must successfully secure a placement with one of our industry partners.
VU's Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) gives you the real-world work experience to prepare for roles in:
To attain the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) students will be required to complete 336 credit points consisting of:
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:
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).|
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.
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.
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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 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.