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Brad Morton

Bachelor of Information Technology

"The biggest benefit of my bachelor degree was that it didn’t just focus on technical skills, but also research, analysis, critical thinking and communication."

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Information Technology

Information technology and information systems is the application of computers and telecommunications in businesses and homes. An IT specialist will design software, fix computers, write programs, solve IT problems and manage IT systems. IT also relates to the processes, data and people that use these technologies every day.

Why study information technology at ACU?

ACU’s information technology programs are developed in consultation with sector leaders, and our academics are active in the industry and in research – so what you learn is up-to-date.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. The University emphasises the ethical, moral, social and environmental duties of the modern business leader.

Our IT courses are flexibly delivered. A focus on practical experience includes internships, case studies, industry visits and community engagement opportunities – so you’re work-ready when you graduate.

What are our graduates doing?

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Business information systems (BIS) encompasses not only the technology that drives business (IT), but also the processes, data and people that use these technologies, processes and data every day.

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations, including:

  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Project manager
  • Software manager
  • Information systems manager
  • Systems project manager
  • Web specialist and developer

Business information systems units are offered as a major in the Bachelor of Commerce. Study areas include systems analysis, data and information management, programming, systems analysis and design, information systems project management, business process modelling, business analysis and information, and systems strategy and management.

Undergraduate   Postgraduate

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data often in the context of a business or other enterprise.

Although IT is commonly used to describe computers and computer networks, it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce, and computer services.

Career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations, including:

  • Applications developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems administrator
  • Software architect
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • IT support technician
  • Systems project manager
  • Programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical and network support professional
  • Web specialist and developer

ACU offers undergraduate and postgraduate study options in IT. At undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Information Technology provides general grounding in core business topics in the first year of study. The second year concentrates on foundation information technology topics including systems analysis, databases and programming. In the third year students will choose a professional pathway from industry-relevant options such as business analysis, applications development or database administration.

The Master of Information Technology provides students with the communications skills, critical thinking abilities and technical competencies needed to advance their career in information and communications technology.

Undergraduate   Postgraduate

Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment.  It is in high demand in Australia due to the introduction of national OHSE legislation.

The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OHSE may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.

Occupational health and safety can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. Employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable care for the safety of their employees. Good OHSE practices can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs.

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a range of OHSE-related occupations such as:

  • Workplace Occupational Health & Safety manager
  • OHSE manager
  • HR manager
  • OHSE Systems manager

ACU offers a suite of OHSE Management courses at postgraduate level through Open Universities Australia (fully online).