About studying IT
High achieving students will have many opportunities to continue IT study after completing their undergraduate degree.
Honours is an additional year of study entirely devoted to studying specialised areas of information technology.
During the year you will complete several advanced courses, and a semester long research project culminating in an Honours thesis and oral presentation.
Students may choose projects offered by staff or propose their own research projects.
Honours is open to students of sufficient merit who have taken at least 24 credit points of third year IT subjects within a science, arts or economics degree.
Honours is also available as a fourth year in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology or Bachelor of Information Technology degree for students who have completed 144 credit points of study.
Postgraduate coursework degrees
After completing a three or four year degree you can continue your studies with our postgraduate coursework degrees in IT.
These programs are also suitable for recent graduates looking to enter the career market with higher level professional qualifications, or for graduates who are currently working in IT and are seeking a career change into a high level IT managerial role. Degrees include:
- Master of Information Technology
- Master of Information Technology Management
For those wishing to undertake IT studies but completed an undergraduate degree in a different area, we recommend the Graduate Diploma in Computing, a year award course that provides graduates with a foundation in IT.
The programs provide high quality teaching in a broad range of IT subjects and students taking these courses have an excellent opportunity to extend their in-depth knowledge in specialist areas.
All of the postgraduate IT coursework degrees have been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Postgraduate research degrees
Students who have completed honours may be eligible for our Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degrees.
These degrees can prepare you for an IT research career and to work in innovative and challenging environments in many industries.
The school is committed to excellence in conducting world class research in selected areas, and providing intellectual leadership.
Our research is strongly focussed in the areas of:
- IT applications in biomedicine and health care
- human centred computing
- enterprise computing
- algorithmics and applications
Much of our research is interdisciplinary and internationally collaborative.
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