Why study computing and IT?

Computing and Information Technology (IT) affects occupations and contributes to productivity gains, innovation and job growth across all industries.

Around the world, employers are looking for professionals with knowledge and skills in this area. They need people who are capable of understanding and improving organisational processes through the use of Computing and IT.

Our degrees offer core knowledge and specialist units across the complete spectrum of Computing and Information Technology. They range from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and the organisational need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to the hardware, software, network and creative technologies used to satisfy these needs, to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create and implement ICT components.

Games and Creative Technology students attend PAXAUS, getting first hand industry experience at Australia's largest gaming exhibition.

Careers in computing and IT

Computing and IT is ideal if you enjoy maths and science, as the discipline requires abstraction as well as computational, creative and critical thinking.

A career in Computing and IT gives you the ability to combine creativity and logic. You’ll learn to analyse problems, identify and define Computing and IT requirements, and apply your technical skills and your knowledge of these principles to develop multiple possible solutions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of those solutions.

This is a career that rewards professionals who can take initiative and work independently. It’s an area that rewards multi-tasking. It can work for people who like to lead as well as those who like operating in a team environment.

You’ll be encouraged to find opportunities for international exchange and as part of your course you’ll be required to complete an industry experience placement or community project.

Graduates qualify for technical positions but often move into management roles within companies, organisations or consultancies across many industries.

Career options

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

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