Information & Communication Technology

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a flexible course which provides students with the opportunity to study majors including software technology and systems management. The course’s emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of employment positions in IT. Many of the core units are common across the majors allowing students some options to change majors during their first year with minimal additional units. Each of the majors provides students with an opportunity to study a range of co-majors, minors and IT electives to complement or extend their major studies. The choices of co-majors and minors include options from all disciplines across Swinburne. The acquired skills and knowledge are consolidated both in a project subject in the final semester of the program and an optional industry-based learning year.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) will be exposed to curriculum and learning activities that will develop these attributes, interpreted within an IT context, as well as those generic attributes that form a requirement of the Australian Computer Society.


The Bachelor of Information Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills to be an information technology professional, with particular skills in a chosen area.

The course focuses on computer and network configurations, web and application programming, and database design and maintenance. You will also have the opportunity to specialize in a particular aspect of IT-related work – making it ideal for those seeking an IT course with flexible outcomes.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor’s degrees and can include placements, internships, or industry-linked projects. 

(Professor Prasuna Reddy, School of ICT, Swinburne University of Technology, 2019)