Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

From the food on our plates to the money in our bank accounts, our lives rely on technology.

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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

IT solutions for real clients

Join multi-skilled teams designing and implementing IT solutions for real clients.

Learn from industry professionals

Learn from game developers, publishers and other professionals.

Specialist IT facilities

Use specialist IT facilities including the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.

Study options in this degree

A major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing area of business. It influences the way we live, communicate, and improve customer experiences. This major covers in-depth areas such as machine learning, digital disruption, data manipulation, and graphical display. It also integrates core business principles to identify and develop ICT-based solutions for a wide variety of organisations.

Learn the complex process of identifying problems within a business, understanding what the implications of those problems might be, and developing ICT-based solutions. In addition to technical skills, you’ll learn project management and communication skills that provide the much-needed link between businesses and technical experts.

Computer science is more than just developing software. It prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers. Computer Science will equip you with a broad understanding of ICT technologies including programming, machine learning, and data processing. Pairing Computer Science with another specialisation also allows you to tailor your degree to various job opportunities.

Being highly connected, the world is filled with threats to our systems and devices. This major will give you an understanding of these risks, including encryption systems, penetration testing, and eForensics. Plus, you’ll learn how to protect businesses and systems, skills that are needed for organisations of all sizes across all industries.

Data is key to government, commerce and science. This major provides an opportunity to explore new kinds of data, and the tools for processing it. You’ll also learn how to capture, manipulate and process huge volumes of digital data and transform it all into usable information.

Develop a detailed understanding of the processes and technologies used in the development of games and interactive systems. You’ll learn to design, model and program with industry-leading technologies, tools and languages, including VR/AR technology applied in the game and multimedia industries.

Information Systems and Geospatial Sciences are interconnected areas of technology, which are applied to solve complex environmental, social, and economic challenges. Graduates are multi-skilled professionals, trained to gather and identify geospatial information using technologies such as drones, satellite data, and remote sensing.

Offered in Hobart and Launceston (Year 1 only).

This major provides an opportunity to deepen and strengthen programming skills to construct complex software systems. You will gain the skills and knowledge to engineer standalone, mobile, networked, multicore and web-based software systems.

Further study options

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Honours)

For postgraduate course information, please visit Information Technology and Systems

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Whether it's designing apps or websites, running virtual reality tours, building the latest gaming sensation, or working at a bank leading advancement in cyber security, a career in Information and Communication Technology will set you up for life.

Careers relating to technology are growing, with employers demanding technical expertise across a wide variety of different industries. The employment demand for ICT workers is forecast to grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024. Here are some of the top jobs projected to grow in the next five years according to the National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.


ICT Business and Systems Analysts

Projected increase by 2025


Software and Applications Programmers

Projected increase by 2025


Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

Projected increase by 2025

Studying Information and Communication Technology

Student experience

"I like IT because I can put things together and actually see them come into life and become not just words on a screen but actually something you can interact with, you can test, you can show people. You can see it grow from just a little idea into this big full-on product."

Jesse Cunningham, Information and Communication Technology