Information Technology

About Information Technology

Become a leader in design thinking. JCU Information Technology (IT) students learn to take charge in a dynamic and adaptive industry. You will develop a keen awareness of industry practices and processes, as well as the economic, social, and ethical challenges of the modern technology industry. JCU will empower you to turn your passion into productivity, no matter which area of Information Technology you choose to specialise in.

A strong focus on student engagement develops graduates who are agile thinkers and innovative developers. Small class sizes mean you benefit from personalised support and one-on-one engagement with your lecturers. JCU also has productive links with industry partners, ensuring you have the opportunity for hands-on learning and are applying your knowledge to real-world scenarios right from your first year.

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Gain a foundational awareness of core aspects of the Information Technology sphere in your first year. You will begin by studying essential core subjects such as Programming, Web Design, Information Security, and Machine Learning and AI. Within these, you will develop vital analytical and problem-solving skills and become skilled at design, programming, coding, web development, and creative troubleshooting.

JCU Information Technology students benefit from the broad subject areas available to them. With subjects ranging from Collective Intelligence and Cloud Computing through to Deep Learning and Mobile Computing, you’ll cultivate a deep understanding of the industry. With a variety of electives on offer, there are numerous opportunities to specialise in the field of your choice. Feel empowered to take charge of your IT career and develop the knowledge and skills you need to excel.

You will also have the opportunity to develop advanced practical skills in Information Technology by completing a professional internship, multidisciplinary project or independent project. Here, you will apply your learning to real-world scenarios and gain experience developing and implementing solutions to a variety of issues. You may choose to follow your passion entirely within your field or explore the interdisciplinary reach of your learning.

JCU Information Technology graduates emerge ready to future-proof a variety of industries. You may find yourself working for a multinational corporation, government department, small or medium-Sized Enterprise (SME), or even your own business. Information Technology graduates are in demand in almost every sector, however, many choose to work in areas such as software development, design, gaming, and enterprise IT. Common roles include network administrator, designer, systems analyst, or software developer.

With an Information Technology qualification, you’ll embrace the opportunity to shape the future, and contribute to designs and projects that impact everyday life and society.

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