Minor in Information Technology

The Minor in Information Technology can offer you the opportunity to attain essential IT knowledge and skills that will give you an advantage in your chosen field of study.

Why should I do a Minor in IT?

IT is used in every field from archaeology to economics to geography, and innovative technologies are transforming the way business and society operates. Get an advantage in your chosen field by studying IT units from leaders in the IT industry. Having advanced IT skills will help you perform your job more effectively, and being multi-skilled will enhance your career progression.

Who can minor in IT?

Students who have completed the requirements for any degree at the University of Sydney can obtain a Minor in IT (excluding BCST, BCST (Adv), BIT and combined-BIT degrees, and BSc or combined-BSc students majoring in Bioinformatics, Computer Science and/or Information Systems).

To be eligible for a Minor in IT, you will need to complete at least 18 credit points from the following list of second and third year units of study.

In most degrees you can undertake 2000-level (second year) units in third year as well as in second year.

The School of Information Technologies will issue a certificate of completion to all students who have satisfied the Minor requirements within a completed degree, upon application.

Units of study

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Analytical Methods and Information Systems
  • Computational Methods for Life Sciences
  • Database Systems 2
  • Database Systems I
  • Graphics and Multimedia
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Project
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to IT Security
  • Major Development Project(Adv)
  • Management of IT Projects and Systems
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Operating Systems and Machine Principles
  • Operating Systems Internals
  • Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Software Development Project
  • Systems Analysis and Modelling

Examples of Minor paths

IT & Users Web systems Data Management Usability
ISYS2140 Information Systems INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2120 Database Systems 1
INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling
INFO3315 Human Computer Interaction ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis & Design INFO3404 Database Systems 2 INFO3315 Human Computer Interaction
Databases Project Management IT Breadth IT Breadth
INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security
INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling INFO2120 Database Systems 1
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 INFO3402 Management of IT Projects & Systems INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security INFO2110 Systems Analysis & Modelling
IT for Life Sciences Data Analytics Networks Computing Theory
These minor require first year programming
INFO2120 Database Systems 1 INFO2120 Database Systems 1 COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principals COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity
COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence ELEC3506 Data Communications & the Internet COMP3109 Programming Languages & Paradigms
Graphics & Multimedia Computing ideas Operating Systems Programming
These minor require first year programming
COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principals INFO2120 Database Systems 1 COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principals COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principals
COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity
COMP3419 Graphics & Multimedia COMP2007 Algorithms & Complexity COMP3520 Operating System Internals COMP3109 Programming Languages & Paradigms