Bachelor of Information Technology

CRICOS 108468M
Bachelor of Information Technology

What is a Bachelor of Information Technology?

Our Bachelor of Information Technology is co-designed with industry to prepare you for a career in the ICT industry. Cover programming, software engineering, networks and databases, human-centred design, smart technologies and cloud architecture, and use technical and creative skills with 4.0-era technology to design IT solutions.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to solve and propose innovative solutions to complex and highly technical problems. You’ll cover foundational studies in programming, software engineering, network and database systems, and human-centred design, as well as topics in smart industry technologies, enterprise computing and cloud architectures. A choice of elective subjects, including software development, data analytics, artificial intelligence, web development and UX, game programming and cybersecurity, allows you to tailor the course to your interests. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience, which lets you apply your learnings and further prepare for entry into the workforce.


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a cohesive and coherent understanding of IT concepts and technologies in solving complex industry problems.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate technology and design methodologies for the implementation of IT solutions.
  • Synthesise cognitive, technical and creative skills to design and develop inventive IT solutions for complex industry applications.
  • Communicate IT services and solutions to a diverse audience, ensuring they meet system and user needs.
  • Apply sound judgment, effective management, and collaborative skills in a professional IT context.
  • Demonstrate core professional obligations, ethics and social responsibilities in a professional IT context.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging IT technologies to deliver creative and human-centric IT solutions.
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ACS aligned

Our IT courses are structured to align with the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society, the peak body for the ICT industry.

Study mode
On campus, Blended, Online
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Course duration
3 years full time, up to 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd

*For more details on international student study options.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.

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Applied learning
Apply your skills, solving real business challenges working on live industry projects, industry placements, incubator projects or accelerators.

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Learn industry-standard software
Become proficient in use of programs such as C++, Python and Java.
Learn more about our information technology courses and find out what a study experience with Torrens University could be like for you.
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Career opportunities

Successfully completing a Bachelor of Information Technology prepares you to seek professional level employment in roles within the IT and software industries.

Potential career paths

  • Solutions Architect
    Average salary: $125,000 - $188,000
  • Network Designer
    Average salary: $116,000 - $208,000
  • Data Engineer
    Average salary: $100,000 - $160,000
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $95,000 - $140,000
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The digital evolution will continue in many industry sectors, and the smart information and communications technologies, enabled by software engineering, will be the new norm in our daily lives and business operations.
Tony Jan
Associate Professor, Program Director - Technology

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 18 core subjects and four elective subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives


Complete seven core subjects. Additionally, you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | CAO107
  • Introduction to Programming | ITP122
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Introduction to Software Engineering (Pre-requisite ITP122) | ISE102 
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Interaction Design | DIG103A


Complete seven core subjects. Additionally, you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Networking and Database Systems | NDS203
  • Human-Centred Design for Software Engineering | HCD206
  • IT Professional Practices | IPP221
  • Creative Enterprises | CEN207
  • Introduction to Data Science | IDS201
  • Project Based Learning Studio: Technology | PBT205
  • Secure By Design | SBD303


Complete four core subjects. Additionally, you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Cloud Architecture | CLA321
  • Enterprise Computing Systems | ECS323
  • Smart Industry Applications | SIA322
  • Advanced Technology - Work Integrated Learning | ATW306


Complete four electives.

Elective subjects

  • Algorithms and Data Structures (Pre-requisite ISE102) | ADS103
  • Business Information Systems | COMR2002
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
  • Inspiration to Implementation | CDT301A
  • Probabilities and Statistics | PST107
  • Classification and Regression | CLR204
  • Data Mining and Visualisation | DMV302
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
  • Concepts in Artificial Intelligence | CAI104
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence | AAI202
  • Machine Learning Principles | MLP301
  • Deep Learning | DLE305
  • JavaScript Fundamentals | JSF100
  • UX Fundamentals | UXF200
  • Social Enterprise | SEN301
  • Advanced UX Applications | AUX300
  • 2D Game Programming | GPR103
  • Artificial Intelligence and Physics for Games | AIP201
  • Rapid Game Prototype | RGP204
  • Game Development PlayStation | GDP204
  • Cybersecurity Principles | CBS131
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing | EPT232
  • Digital Forensic | DGF333
  • Enterprise Cybersecurity Governance and Applications | ECG334


Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent
Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above
Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification
Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways


Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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