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School of Information and Communication Technology

From the food on our plates to space exploration, banking to medicine, to the games on your mobile and the software you use at work or school, our lives rely on computing technologies.

Information and Communication Technology supports—and changes!—every industry around the world.

Information and Communication Technology at the University of Tasmania supports this global need through research in cutting-edge artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and games, including software and games to improve health and enable educational attainment. Our degrees allow graduates to work in almost any field, developing software solutions of the future, embedded in multi-disciplinary teams or leading ICT-driven changes in industries such as agriculture, future technologies, and more.

Tasmania has a thriving Information and Communication Technology sector, built on widespread fibre-to-the-premises internet, entrepreneurial spirit and the attractive Tasmanian lifestyle.

More than a qualification

Our staff are active participants in industry. Staff and students in the Games and Creative Technologies major, for example, make games for console, PC and mobile that appeal to the global market and provide students with incredible opportunities. With links to big players in the tech world such as Facebook, Google and Sony, our staff work hard to create unique, life changing experiences that add value to our courses.

Whatever major Information and Communication Technology students choose, at the end of the course they will graduate with practical skills, invaluable networks, and real-word experience.

Steering tech in the right direction

For Molly Steer, raising the profile of women in STEM is a cause close to her heart- and one she was able to pass on to the next generation of students at the Big Day In tech event on the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus.

Why study Information and Communication Technology with us?

We offer competitive, Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Information and Communication Technology.

Our Bachelor of Information Computing and Technology has a diverse set of majors, including cyber security, games and creative technologies, data science, software development, and business analysis, allowing students to tailor their learning experiences, supported by core studies in both the technical and professional skills required in Information and Communication Technology.

For those seeking further study, the Masters of Information Technology and Systems is flexible to each student's past Information and Communication Technology experience, with the possibility of accelerated study and pathways into research.

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Our Courses

Work Integrated Learning

To deliver graduates who have the practical experience demanded by employers, our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees contain a range of built-in and optional work integrated learning (WIL) experiences.

The flagship of our WIL experience is the Information and Communication Technology Capstone project. Studied as part of the final year of both our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, you will work in a team with other students to create a solution to a real life problem for a real client. This includes everything from project scoping to budgets, plus all the technical development required to make it happen, so you graduate with a real project on your resume and real experience under your belt.

As electives at undergraduate level we also offer the opportunity for students to engage in work placements this gives you the opportunity to:

  • Experience areas of your chosen profession before graduation and to reflect on how your studies have prepared you for the work environment;
  • Develop your communication, time management and customer service skills, experience the corporate environment and obtain feedback on your performance;
  • Develop a richer appreciation of the graduate capabilities required of all ICT professionals, particularly skills such as communication, negotiation and problem-solving strategies;
  • Experience the application of theoretical knowledge integrated with practical applications and experiences in a real environment.

There are also a range of electives you can add to your degree to increase your WIL experiences. Different units are available for different degrees and levels of study, and cover Information and Communication Technology professional practices, project management, systems strategy, industry placement and more.

Past Information and Communication Technology Projects

"Our Information and Communication Technology Project was to create a mobile based game for local game developer, Secret Lab, who have clients all over the world. I want to be a project manager, and the Information and Communication Technology Project units helped match my expectations to reality."

– Ryan Ward, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Computing graduate

What Careers relate to Information and Communication Technology?

Computing technologies are at the core of global industry. Whether you design apps or websites, run virtual reality tours, build the latest gaming sensation, or work at a bank leading advancements in cyber security, a career in Information and Communication Technology will set you up for life. Access endless opportunities in an industry that's central to jobs of the future.

  • Application developer
  • Business analyst
  • Business process modeller
  • Data modeller/analyst
  • Project manager
  • Project support officer
  • Software designer
  • Testing manager
  • Web developer
  • Games developer
    (with Games and Creative Technology major)
  • VR/AR developer
    (with Games and Creative Technology major)
  • Database administrator
    (with Software Development major)
  • Systems analyst
    (with Software Development major)
  • Benefits analyst
    (with Software Development major)
  • Capacity planner/analyst
    (with Software Development major)
  • Network analyst/manager
    (with Software Development major)
  • Security specialist
    (with Software Development major)
  • Systems administrator
    (with Software Development major)

Our Information and Communication Technology Research

We conduct research into topics across the breadth of the Information and Communication Technology spectrum. Our four strategic research themes are:

  • Smart Services and Systems;
  • Games and Creative Technologies;
  • Transformative Information Systems; and
  • Human Interface Technologies.

Strategic investments and initiatives, such as the HIT Lab, help us enhance and improve our research scope and output. Our innovative platforms and research topics attract high performing researchers from around the world as well government and industry collaborations, which provide ongoing benefit both to our students and our researchers.

HITLab Australia

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia (HITLab AU) is a research and teaching facility within Information and Communication Technology at the University of Tasmania, located at the Newnham campus in Launceston.

Our mission is to empower people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally. We offer units in the BICT, post-graduate coursework, honours and research higher degree programs, and partner with local, national and international business and industry in the research and development of projects with strong commercial potential.

Find out more about HITLab

Placement Programs

What a placement experience can do for your career in ICT

To deliver graduates who have the practical experience demanded by employers, and will stand out from other applicants, our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offer a range of built-in and optional work integrated learning (WIL) experiences that give practical experience and demonstrate the ability to learn on-the-job.

The ICT Placement Program team from the School of ICT will organise your placement, where you will work on an ICT-related project throughout the semester.

Not only will you gain a competitive advantage for employment by participating in the ICT Placement Program, but you will also achieve credit towards your degree. You may study the equivalent of one or two units (12.5 or 25 credit points), depending upon your degree structure and project availability.

Different units cover Information and Communication Technology professional practices, project management, systems strategy, industry placement and more.

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