Information Technology

Information Technology

  • ✓ Gain an internationally recognised IT qualification
  • ✓ Make connections via networking events and groups
  • ✓ Develop job-ready skills through industry-relevant projects
  • ✓ Use advanced computing facilities

Why RMIT?

Located in the centre of Melbourne, RMIT is one of Australia’s leading universities and boasts state-of-the-art teaching resources and research facilities.

RMIT has the only academic facility in Australia that combines connectivity to industrial automation labs with the latest high-resolution visualisation and cloud computing capabilities.

The VxLab provides opportunities for global collaboration in research areas such as heavy industry, games and immersive experiences in virtual and augmented reality, building and construction management.

We’re also internationally recognised for excellence in teaching and research in these areas:

  • Top 100 world ranking for Computer Science and Information Systems and #6 in Australia.
  • Top 20 world ranking for Library Management and #1 in Australia.
  • RMIT is the only Melbourne university that is part of the Australian Technology Network (ATN). In Australia, ATN university graduates earn 9-10 per cent more than graduates from Group of 8 universities (Financial Review 2015).
  • Ranked “above world standard” for research in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, and Information Systems.

Information technology is one of the top 5 highest paying sectors in Australia according to SEEK, with the average salary exceeding $100,000 a year.

The Australian Department of Employment expects the number of programming jobs to grow by 18.3 per cent to 116,300 in 2020.

Top Information Technology Courses at RMIT

RMIT has an excellent track record in preparing graduates for a successful career in the global information technology sector. In this data driven world, RMIT’s ICT and data science courses are designed to let you take the lead.

Here’s some of our programs that reflect the latest industry developments in these fields:

Diploma of Information Technology

Gain hands-on experience with real industry clients and graduate with the skills to manage and deliver successful IT projects from start to finish.

In this course you will develop specialised IT knowledge in programming, web development – such as PHP and content management systems – operating systems, networking, database modelling and implementation. RMIT will also help you develop enterprise skills maximise your employment success.

Course details

  • 2019 annual tuition fee: AU$20,500. The total indicative tuition fee for 2019 commencement is AU$20,500.
  • Campus: Melbourne City
  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Intakes: February, July
  • Program Code: C5341
  • CRICOS Code: 086598J
  • IELTS: 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or equivalent.
  • Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification.

RMIT Advantage

When you successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology you are guaranteed entry into a range of RMIT Bachelor degrees in Business. You’ll often receive credit towards your new course, so you can save time and money on your path to a second qualification!

Bachelor of Computer Science

Learn the engineering and programming skills required to code and build innovative applications and software designed to shape the world around us.

In this course you’ll develop innovative software apps for smart phones, robots, and more. You'll graduate with outstanding programming skills and the ability to design, implement, and maintain complex systems.

Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Course details

  • 2019 annual tuition fee: AU$34,560. The total indicative tuition fee for 2019 commencement is AU$109,440.
  • Campus: Melbourne City
  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Intakes: February, July
  • Program Code: BP094
  • CRICOS Code: 061076G
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) or equivalent.
  • Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%

RMIT Advantage

At RMIT you can specialise in a range of areas within computer science including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, application programming, games, graphics and digital media, security and web systems.

Bachelor of Software Engineering

Learn the engineering and programming skills required to code and build innovative applications and software designed to shape the world around us.

In this course you’ll develop innovative software apps for smart phones, robots, and more. You'll graduate with outstanding programming skills and the ability to design, implement, and maintain complex systems.

Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Course details

  • 2019 annual tuition fee: AU$34,560. The total indicative tuition fee for 2019 commencement is AU$109,440.
  • Campus: Melbourne City
  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Intakes: February, July
  • Program Code: BP094
  • CRICOS Code: 061076G
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) or equivalent.
  • Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%

RMIT Advantage

At RMIT you can specialise in a range of areas within computer science including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, application programming, games, graphics and digital media, security and web systems.

Master of Information Technology

The flexible options in the Master of Information Technology give you the tech skills and programming power to boost your career.

You’ll learn essential technical skills, apply them to a range of platforms, and develop expertise in IT fundamentals, such as, algorithms, analytics, data mining, cloud computing and programming.

Graduating as a creative problem-solver, you’ll be adept at using the latest technology to find business solutions in any context - from banking to health, to government and more.

Course details

  • 2019 annual tuition fee: AU$33,600. The total indicative tuition fee for 2019 commencement is AU$69,120.
  • Campus: Melbourne City
  • Duration: 2 years full-time
  • Intakes: February, July
  • Program Code: MC208
  • CRICOS Code: 079795G
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) or equivalent.
  • Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline. You may also be considered if you have a minimum five years' relevant work experience or professional practice

RMIT Advantage

Industry partners help design the course, so it matches market trends and employer needs, and you’ll undertake an industry software engineering project at the forefront of technological innovation. The course is also accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society.

Master of Data Science

Harness the power of big data with the Master of Data Science. With a mix of analytics and computer science you’ll be central to business decision-making, corporate strategy and government planning.

This course will provide you with the specialised computational skills required to manage and analyse big data from sources such as social media, sensors, mobile and transaction data.

Graduates are driving scientific research, economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy, using cloud technologies to aid the management and analysis of very big data sets.

Course details

  • 2019 annual tuition fee: AU$33,600. The total indicative tuition fee for 2019 commencement is AU$69,120.
  • Campus: Melbourne City
  • Duration: 2 years full-time
  • Intakes: February, July
  • Program Code: MC267
  • CRICOS Code: 093313B
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) or equivalent.
  • Entry Requirements: An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in computing, science, engineering or health with a minimum of 60%

RMIT Advantage

There are opportunities to experience an industry internship, and you will also undertake a capstone project that gives you hands-on, practical experience analysing data in a project setting. This emphasis is on working within a corporate environment and integrating all the knowledge you’ve acquired throughout the program into a solid skills base to take into your professional life.

Careers in computer science

Google Vice-President Engineering and RMIT alumnus, Hugh Williams, talks about careers in computer science, and how RMIT's programs give students the skills and experience industry needs.

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