Welcome to Computing and Information Systems at the University of Tasmania!
We are based on the Hobart and Launceston campuses but also teach in Burnie, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. CIS consists of approximately 25 staff and 1500 students. Staff and students have access to the latest technology across our 10 computer labs. We are also home to HITLab AU on the Launceston campus, which specialises in virtual and augmented reality.
Computing and Information Systems has undertaken a significant revision of its degree offerings and a new range of degrees will be offered from 2014. The two main degrees are the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology and the Master of Information Technology and Systems. Our degrees aim to give students the opportunity to explore a broad range of aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and to graduate them with knowledge and skills in a variety of key areas of ICT for a lifelong career. The degrees offer units across the complete spectrum of ICT, ranging from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and organisational needs for ICT, through the hardware, software, network and creative technologies which are used to satisfy these needs, to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create, implement and integrate ICT components.
Our degrees produce ICT professionals who are confident and articulate team players, and who are attuned to the needs, methods and attitudes of business and society. We aim to provide ICT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in industry upon graduation and grow into leadership positions, achieve entrepreneurial ambition, or pursue research careers in ICT.
We conduct research into topics across the breadth of the ICT spectrum and our three strategic research themes are Smart Systems, Services and Applications; Computational Data Modelling and Analysis; and Information, Visualisation and Social Media. Within these research theme areas our fundamental interests lie in such areas as:
We're a friendly group of people who take pride in our teaching and research. We have good facilities and a great environment for study and socialising. We look forward to meeting you on campus.
Authorised by the Head of School, Engineering & ICT
21 January, 2014