• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Microsoft? Amazon? Google? IBM?  Your own technology business? Are those the jobs you're dreaming of? James Cook University graduates are working in all these areas, and in many other technology roles too. The world is your oyster when you achieve a JCU Bachelor of Information Technology. The IT skills you'll gain at JCU are in demand.


JCU has searched the world for expert IT staff who have practical industry experience, along with up-to-the-minute technical knowledge. And we've found some of the best. You'll benefit from their ability to share their knowledge and experience and their determination to ensure that when you graduate, you'll have the skills needed to work in the fast-changing and very exciting world of Information Technology.

Course highlights

As a JCU Bachelor of Information Technology student, you'll study with lecturers who know the IT industry and keep up with changes and innovations. You'll work in state-of-the-art computer laboratories with specialist facilities to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and skills in software engineering, networking, multi-media/game design and programming.

You'll have the opportunity to apply your skills to real-life business projects through an industry placement or project – so you'll be building your CV while you study. The projects you'll work on will give you genuine workplace skills and you'll be contributing to industry too.

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be ready to start contributing to multinational corporations, government departments, SMEs – or your own business.

You could be an IT project manager, network administrator, designer, systems analyst, software developer, games designer / tester / reviewer, simulation designer, enterprise architect, consultant, story boarder, web designer, mobile app developer ... the list goes on. There will be jobs, too, that no-one has yet thought of.

Your JCU IT degree will encourage your thinking and innovation abilities and ensure that you're ready to hit the ground running in an IT job anywhere in the world.

Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Examples of core topics include:
  • Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming
  • Gamification and Games Design
  • Data Mining
  • Network Security
  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Information Security
  • Collective Intelligence and Social Networks
  • Content Management Systems
  • Programming
  • Design Thinking – for Project Management and Creative IT Industries

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You will need to supply the following with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • Grading Scale used at the institution/s you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.