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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Associate Degree of Information Technology

  • Associate Degree

If you love computers, technology and what they can do, a career in information technology offers you endless employment opportunities at the cutting edge of change and innovation. Our graduates are equipped with the technical and problem-solving abilities that virtually every organisation needs.

Key details

Degree Type
Associate Degree
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
2202321
Study Mode
Online
ATAR
55

About this course

If you love computers, technology and what they can do, a career in information technology offers you endless employment opportunities at the cutting edge of change and innovation.

Our graduates are equipped with the technical and problem-solving abilities that virtually every organisation needs. This course has a strong technical focus with core units that cover web development, programming, systems analysis and design, cyber security, databases, networking and communications theory, and contemporary issues in IT.

You'll be surrounded by people who are interested in exploring ideas and pushing innovation - the University is home to the Digital Enterprise Lab that develops IT solutions to real-world problems.

Your career options are diverse - from technical support and administration, to programming, user experience design, web development and more.

This course is also a great pathway to Bachelor studies - with just an additional year of study following your Associate Degree, you can graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

While this course has no majors, students can study units in web development, programming, systems analysis and design, cyber security, databases, networking and communications theory, and contemporary issues in IT.

Successful graduates may upgrade their qualification to Bachelor level following completion of an additional year of study.

Please note: Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year.

Career pathways

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.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • 10 core units (120 credit points),
  • 2 specialist units (24 credit points), and
  • 4 elective units (48 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Business after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points). comprising 4 core core units and 4 elective or major units.