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The ICMS Bachelor of Information Technology is an innovative undergraduate degree which meets industry’s growing demand for emerging leaders with technology skills and technical business infrastructure expertise.

The accelerating digitisation of business is impacting all sectors of the economy. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of Internet of Things (IoT) increase, so do threats from cyber criminals. An agile, skilled workforce is preparing to take on these new challenges. These rapid changes also offer a variety of new opportunities for graduates who can demonstrate digital fluency and competence. These skills are in high demand in Australia and globally.

There has never been a better time to begin a career in the exciting and dynamic Information Technology (IT) sector. 

The Bachelor of Information Technology offers:

  • 26-subjects in total
  • 12 core IT subjects
  • 8 specified elective subjects
  • 4 elective subjects
  • 2 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects.

The degree offers a comprehensive curriculum covering fundamental concepts such as information systems, networking, programming, and database management.

Through specialised subjects like cyber security, web and mobile technologies, and edge computing, students gain practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge, preparing them for careers in various IT domains.

Additionally, the degree emphasises professional development through project management studies and real-world experience gained via professional placements, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for success in the dynamic field of IT.

Browse the Course Structure tab above to see a full list of subjects offered.

ICMS have an impressive network of Industry Partners in technology and business. This means that our ICMS graduates gain more than just a degree during their time studying with us.

Built into the Bachelor of Information Technology qualification are two Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects, completed over two trimesters, in which students undertake a Professional Placement. This is also sometimes called an ‘Internship’.

In the study period prior to the first WIL subject, our team of consultants work to secure a suitable placement that is the best fit for our student’s unique skills, interests and professional goals.

That means that ICMS graduates have work experience on their CV; a network of contacts; and the confidence to jump straight into their chosen career.

ICMS also offers the Bachelor of Information Technology with two optional specialisations:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data and Analytics)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

These specialisation IT degrees will also be in high demand by global organisations grappling with the ever-growing complexities and threats in data management and security.

Upon successful completion of the ICMS Bachelor of Information Technology you will able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the IT discipline across a spectrum of core domains and their associated people, processes and technology aspects. 
  • Apply in-depth knowledge and capabilities from an area of the IT discipline to design and implement IT-driven solutions by exercising industry standards, best practices, tools, and techniques. 
  • Work collaboratively and productively with others from diverse backgrounds in a range of IT contexts, exhibiting adaptability, autonomy and employing emotional and social intelligence. 
  • Critically analyse business needs, identify and evaluate requirements for solution design, and apply specialist knowledge to propose purpose-driven, user-centric, and innovative IT solutions for real-world problems. 
  • Develop and demonstrate digital fluency and competence in the contemporary digital landscape in accordance with privacy concepts and best practices. 
  • Engage ethically with specialist and non-specialist stakeholders exhibiting professionalism, integrity, and cultural competence in practice in line with broader social responsibilities and civic issues pertaining to the IT field. 
  • Exert the principles and practices of self-management evincing accountability for own learning and development within broad parameters of the IT workforce.    
  • Reflect upon own learning experiences and apply lifelong learning skills in planning for ongoing professional development as an IT practitioner and learner. 

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 115067C
  • UAC Course Code: TBA
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 7
  • Campuses: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly* | City Campus, Sydney*
  • Duration: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
  • Accelerated Duration: 2.3 years
  • Industry Training: Minimum 600 hours
  • FEE-Help: Yes, available to Domestic students
  • Study Mode: On-campus
  • Start: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December (when offered)
  • Indicative Student Enrolments: N/A, new course

*Subject to Availability

** In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

Career Options

The Bachelor of Information Technology offers opportunities to pursue a career in any sector, without limiting your employability to one specialised area within IT.

The demand for skilled IT professionals is reflected in the various skilled migration occupations and pathways that are currently available in Australia.

The Bachelor of Information Technology could open up a range of career opportunities for graduates within the systems, networks and database sectors that are currently identified as ‘strategic skills’ by the Australian Government.

  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Officer
  • Business Intelligence Officer
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Application Support Analyst
  • Information Analyst
  • ICT Project Analyst

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The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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