Information Technology @ a glance


Information Technology

The information technology degree gives all graduates core skills in building software that uses complex databases and sophisticated web interfaces suitable for the corporate office or the mobile phone.

Students can then choose from a number of major areas of study ranging from the building of commercial applications to the creation of digital media for entertainment or game playing.


  • Much smaller classes than the equivalent 1st year courses (Just 50 students max per lecture; 25 per tutorial)
  • 3 possible start dates (Feb, Jun and Oct)
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Extra English language support
  • Complete the first year of your Bachelor degree in eight months (Fast Track Diploma)


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Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Information, Communication and Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Digital Media and Entertainment


Core Courses

  • COMP1050 Internet Communication
  • INFT1001 Foundations of Information Technology 1
  • INFT1004 Visual Programming
  • INFT1201 Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment

Business Information, Communication and Technology Specialisation

  • ACF1001 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • IRHR1001 Managing the Organisation
  • CMNS1234 Introduction to Communication Theory
  • CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing

Digital Media and Entertainment Specialisation

  • CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production
  • CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Plus 2 electives from any Diploma units offered at NIC

Popular Careers

This three year degree opens up a range of career opportunities for you. You will be able to use the latest information technology to create a range of applications for customers and users.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle are employed as:

  • business analysts and system architects for major international IT companies
  • software developers for companies and government organisations in mining, healthcare, retailing, and a range of manufacturing
  • database administrators for transport companies and major government organisations
  • animators and effects coordinators in digital media companies
  • website developers for a broad range of organisations
  • knowledge management specialists, project managers and system analysts
  • programmers on major software applications for commercial software vendors

Tuition Fees

Year International Students


A$27,070 (Diploma plus Provisional Entry Program)

A$23,370 (Fast Track and Standard Diploma)

A$2,921.25 per course/module