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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The study of Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society. The Information Technology programme at the University of Newcastle trains IT graduates to be technically savvy, creative and flexible.
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The Information Technology majors from the University of Newcastle  are designed to meet industry's evolving IT needs. 

You can focus your courses around business technology, learning to design and manage complex software systems critical for big corporations and government. 

You’ll be equipped to develop cloud-computing solutions or specialise in IT security. If your passion is media and entertainment you could learn to create exciting new games and 3D animations, devise new content delivery platforms or work for a digital media agency. 

Or, study systems development and learn to create apps and programs for just about any industry: manufacturing, healthcare, social enterprise, renewable energy, education.

Why study information technology with us?

  • Get hands-on experience through work-integrated learning opportunities and industry projects in applications development and support for a diverse range of organisations.
  • Gain a career-edge by applying for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
  • Our lecturers combine industry experience with research expertise, ensuring your skills are relevant and up-to-date.
  • Tailor your study with the choice of three majors: Interactive Media, Business Technology, or Systems Development.
  • Utilise the latest tech to program web application software, create 3D animations, edit digital content and gain real-world experience.

Career opportunities

IT graduates enjoy great employment prospects and go on to work in dynamic sectors at the forefront of discovery and innovation. 

Possible careers

  • web developer
  • digital producer
  • games designer
  • web and multimedia producer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description
      • Part-time is for domestic students only.
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will study courses in:

  • computing fundamentals
  • web technologies
  • programming
  • databases and information management
  • foundations of information systems
  • human computer interaction
  • systems analysis and design
  • systems and network administration
  • business analysis
  • project management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 044439E

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35850 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35850 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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