Course location
Sydney

Duration
6 trimesters of study

Course code
NBIT

CRICOS code
093390M

Intakes
Mar, Jul & Nov

Course fee (2019)
A$10,400 per trimester

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a three-year course with a personalised learning experience. We focus on areas with high job demand such as web/mobile app development and ICT management.

Our learning facilities include the latest technology such as CISCO routers and switches, Amazon cloud servers and virtualisation (Hyper-V) infrastructure.

All students undertake the same first-year subjects, followed by major studies (eight units) in years two and three. Choose from:

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

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

Careers

Graduate with the technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills required for success in the IT industry. You'll gain:

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

Graduating with a degree in Information Technology from VU will put you ahead of the game. ECA Professional Year can assist with providing a pathway from university to professional employment, after you graduate.

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates can attain professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Broadband Network capabilities

The growth for IT infrastructure is immeasurable. More than six million homes and businesses in Australia will be able to access or be in progress to receive NBN services by mid-2016.

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.

Salaries

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.

Course objectives

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (equivalent to 24 units), consisting of: 
96 credit points (equivalent to eight units) of Common Core first year studies;

PLUS: 

  • Ninety-six credit points (equivalent to eight units) of Major studies (from the list below); 
  • Forty-eight credit points (equivalent to four units) of Graduating Core studies;

AND:

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

View the  full unit offerings for the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that you've completed an approved English language test and achieved results as described below:

English language examination method RESULT
IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.0 (6.0)
TOEFL Internet: Overall score (section score no less than) 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (no section score less than): 50-57 (50)
University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52
VU English - University Preparation UPU (Undergraduate) Achieved
English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced) B grade

Recognition of prior English language studies

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our Guide to English Language Requirements to find out if you qualify.

Students who don't meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English course at the English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Academic requirements

 Entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology requires you to have completed:

  • 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.
  • International: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Mathematics
    OR
    Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent);
    PLUS:
    IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of six (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

Your eligibility will be assessed when we receive your completed application.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the  academic entry requirements listed by country.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

Credit for skills & past study

If you've completed any of the following course(s) at VU, you'll 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. 

If you've completed study with another university or institution and believe you're 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. 

Apply for this course

Submit an application to study this course at VU Sydney.

Please note that all tuition fees are subject to an annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. This increase will be reflected in invoicing issued to you. This annual increase in fees is covered as part of the agreed terms and conditions of your Letter of Offer.