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Information Technology, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , | Online
If you are keen to be equipped in a field that is integral to shaping the world we live in and offers professional opportunities across almost all industries, an Associate Degree in Information Technology offered at Southern Cross University will set you on your way.


The Information Technology course offered at Southern Cross University has a strong technical focus and will prepare you with practical and problem-solving abilities that every modern organisation needs. As a graduate, you will be able to apply skills in programming, web development and cyber security to systems analysis and design, databases and networks. Alternatively, choose to continue on for another year for your Bachelor qualification and specialise in your IT passion!

The University offers the ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. The program has a coordinator who acts as an advocate for the students, offering support and advice for women entering this industry. Every session, high achieving female students in technical units are recognised through achievement awards.


Career opportunities exist as user-experience designers and developers, web developers, systems administrators, and technical support personnel. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication in Organisations 
  • Managing Organisations 
  • Web Development I 
  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Programming
  • Contemporary Issues in Information Technology. 
  • Data Communications and Networks 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming 
  • Database Systems 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee


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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