Diploma of Information Technology

The Diploma of Information Technology leads to year 2 of the Bachelor of Information Technology, ranked in the top 200 in the world by the 2015 QS World Subject Rankings. This degree gives all graduates core skills in building software that uses complex databases and sophisticated web interfaces suitable for the corporate office or the mobile phone. Students can choose from a number of major areas of study ranging from the building of commercial applications to the creation of digital media for entertainment or game playing.

Your direct pathway to the University of Newcastle

Fees

Year Total 2019 Program Fees (A$)

2019

$28,560

Location

Duration

Standard Track: 12 months (3 trimesters)

Fast Track: 8 months (2 trimesters)

Intakes

February, June, October

CRICOS Code

074639D

Courses

Select eight courses comprising the following core and specified courses:

Core Courses (ALL MAJORS)

  • COMP1010 Computing Fundamentals
  • INFT1004 Introduction to Programming
  • INFT1150 Foundation of Information Systems
  • SENG1050 Web Technologies

Interactive Media

  • CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production
  • INFT1201 Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication
  • MKTG1001 Foundations of Marketing

Business Technology

Compulsory course

  • STAT1060 Business Decision Making

Directed courses (choose 2)

  • ACFI1001 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ACFI1002 Accounting Practice
  • CMNS1290 Introduction to Public Relations
  • ECON1001 Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • MKTG1001 Foundations of Marketing
  • MHGT1001 Introduction to Management

Elective course (choose 1)

  • MATH1110 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • MATH1120 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • ELEC1710 Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • ELEC1310 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication
  • CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production
  • MNGT1001 Introduction to Management

Systems Development

Compulsory course

  • ENGG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming

Directed courses (choose 3)

  • MATH1110 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • MATH1120 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • ELEC1710 Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • ELEC1310 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication
  • CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production
  • MNGT1001 Introduction to Management
  • STAT1060 Business Decision Making
  • INFT1201 Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • MKTG1001 Foundations of Marketing

Next level of study

Entry into Year 2 of:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Interactive Media
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Systems Development
  • Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (combined degree)

Popular Careers

This three year degree opens up a range of career opportunities for you. You will be able to use the latest information technology to create a number of applications for customers and users.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle are employed as:

  • business analysts and system architects for major international IT companies
  • software developers for companies and government organisations in mining, healthcare, retailing, and a range of manufacturing
  • database administrators for transport companies and major government organisations
  • animators and effects coordinators in digital media companies
  • website developers for a broad range of organisations
  • knowledge management specialists, project managers and system analysts
  • programmers on major software applications for commercial software vendors

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