The ICT graduates of the future require a combination of technical and professional skills in order to meet the needs of industry both within Australia and around the world.
Degrees designed to meet industry demands
Our Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology was redesigned from the ground up in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society to meet the needs of industry now and in the future. It combines information systems, information technology and computer science with a range of work integrated learning to produce graduates who have an extensive range of technical skills (such as programming and networking) with the professional soft skills demanded by the modern workplace (team work, communication, project management and business analysis).
It is specifically designed to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge demanded by industry now and in the future, both as a stand alone degree or when combined with another area of study as part of a combined degree.
"I recently secured one of Deloitte's fiercely competitive graduate positions thanks to the project management skills and broad range of industry relevant ICT topics I studied as part of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology."
– Ashlee Jensen, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology graduate
Our postgraduate offerings have also been designed with the needs of industry at the forefront. They offer advanced technical skills and work integrated learning across information technology and systems, and design technology. As with all our study options, they contain a large proportion of professional development, meaning graduates gain skills and knowledge ideal for taking an ICT career to the next level, or leveraging existing qualifications for a move into the ICT industry.
Visit the Computing and IT study area page to explore our study options.
Every industry needs ICT graduates
The Australian Computer Society, in partnership with Deloitte Access Economics, produced a recent report highlighting that an additional 100,000 ICT professionals are going to be needed to meet demand by 2020. This demand is also not restricted to the ICT industry, with 52% of ICT graduates working in industries such as professional services, health, education, public administration and financial services.
As the world rapidly becomes more connected, and technology even more ubiquitous in our everyday lives, the demand for skilled ICT professionals who can combine technical skills with business know-how is only going to increase.