Bachelor Online Blended

Information Technology (with specialisations)

36 months
29696 AUD/year
8828 AUD/year
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Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, the Information Technology (with specialisations) program at Charles Sturt University gives you a comprehensive understanding of fields across the entire IT industry.  


The Information Technology (with specialisations) program at Charles Sturt University is changing the game when it comes to learning that works for you. Year one, you can choose to study online or combine on-campus and online study. You’ll make all-important connections with your peers and academics, and build your industry network. Plus, because we know you have a busy life, we’ll keep the timetable nice and compact so you can fit everything in. As you move into your second and third years, you’ll study more independently as you start to specialise and undertake industry placements. The course changes as you learn more.  

Will you get a solid grounding in the fundamental theory and practice in your field? Of course. That’s what your first year is all about. You then build on those foundations by specialising in an area that aligns with your career goals.

Alongside your foundational and technical skills, you’ll also study employability skills subjects that will give you the aptitudes relevant to any job – such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. So you’ll graduate with the ultimate portfolio of skills that employers need. How do we know employers need them? We got them to help us develop the course.

As you complete each year of study, you gain a qualification. After the first year, you can receive a Diploma of Information Technology; after the second, an Associate Degree in Information Technology. So, if you achieve a diploma and then want to work for a year, when you return, you’ll go straight into the associate degree year, with credit for your completed diploma. You can also choose to fast-track your degree by studying across all three sessions in a year.

Career opportunities

As an IT professional, you could be involved in developing business protocols and processes such as databases and back-up systems, and computer applications to support these. Positions exist in large or small companies, or you could provide services on a consultancy basis.

  • Develop websites and mobile applications or keep projects running on time as a project manager.

  • This course will prepare you for various roles, such as network engineer, systems architect, systems administrator and systems analyst.

  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting and fix software and hardware.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Communication and Information Management
  • Programming Principles
  • Database Systems
  • Computer Systems
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Internet Technologies 
  • ICT Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


012006F (Port Macquarie)

  • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 55 (including adjustment factors), OR
  • Completion of the HSC (or equivalent) with strong performance (60% or higher marks) in subjects in the Information Technology area, OR
  • For recent school leavers, a report from the School Principal, equivalent to that used in the School Recommendation Scheme (SRS), recommending the applicant as well-suited for university study, OR
  • IT related professional certifications such as from CISCO, Microsoft, IBM etc., OR
  • Two years relevant professional IT work experience (areas such as programmer, analyst, systems administration, help desk, network support but NOT clerical roles such as data entry or secretarial) demonstrated by a detailed resume, OR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29696 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29696 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8828 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8828 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • International Online Fee: $26,160 per year
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported place 

Living costs for Bathurst

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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