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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Information and communications technology (ICT) are crucial tools in any business. Qualified ICT professionals are always in high demand.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
HEBSIT, 074856F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov

About this course

Build a flexible skill set for a career in information technology

Information and communications technology (ICT) are crucial tools in any business. Qualified ICT professionals are always in high demand. From ICT support technicians and test engineers, to business and systems analysts, jobs in this industry are experiencing strong growth, with as many as 70,000 new positions predicted in the next five years. Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Information Technology is designed to provide high-level skills with a business focus, ensuring you're up-to-date with the latest industry-relevant skills.

With instruction from industry experts, you'll analyse, design, implement and manage complex information systems including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence and Software Development. You'll also create software for a wide range of applications. Melbourne Polytechnic students benefit from our partnership with multinational analytics software developer, SAS Institute Inc, as Bachelor of Information Technology students also have the opportunity to receive the globally recognised "Information Technology Analytics" qualification. This is a globally recognised professional industry certification for eligible students on successful completion of specific units.

Endless possibilities with a highly regarded, accredited degree

Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Information Technology students will graduate with in-demand skills and the knowledge to meet the ICT needs of local and multinational organisations as well as the broader business community. Your skill set will allow you to shape your career based on your interests, from systems administrator to software developer.

Bachelor of IT is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

The course contains 24 units of which 14 are core units (mandatory), 6 are specialisations/majors and 4 are electives. Core units are offered at both Preston campus and Prahran campus, however the offerings for each semester alternate between Preston campus and Prahran campus.

You may choose electives from the Bachelor of Information Technology which are not part of your major. For example if your major is Network Development, you can choose electives from either Software Development or Business Information Systems. Alternatively, you can choose electives from any other higher education course offered at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Complete units at either or both campuses to suit you and your timetable.

Majors offered at Prahran campus:

  • Software Development
  • Business Information Systems
  • Network Security

On graduating, based on the skills you have gained as mapped against the international SFIA standard, the job roles for which you are most suited on graduation are:

  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Database Administrator

A detailed specification of the skills gained in this program as they apply the roles listed above are available in the Bachelor of Information Technology SFIA Job Alignment document.

Besides the job roles listed above, there are likely to be other opportunities for immediate employment.

With work experience, depending on the skills that you gain your career may also develop in additional areas such as:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • ICT Support Officer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Practitioner

Entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with no specified minimum ATAR score and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Successful completion of a Certificate IV course as minimum.

Applicants with higher education

A complete or incomplete higher education qualification.

Applicants with work and life experience

Relevant industry or life experience.

Study locations



Career pathways

Careers in IT are diverse. You may find work and a career pathway across industries and across the globe

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
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