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Students on the programme will acquire technical knowledge and skills in software development, information system design, computer networking, database design and implementation, internet development and operating systems as well as having a firm base in the mathematical fundamentals of computing. The two main themes to the programme, information systems and information technology, have capstone modules at the final stage, which each draw on the students learning through the first three stages of the programme, and lead to their being able to demonstrate a deep understanding of both areas.
Students may exit with a Higher Certificate after sucessfully completing the second year or exiting with a BSc (Ord) in Information Systems and Informtaion Technology on sucessful completion of the third year of the full-time pathway if the have taken an individual project.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Students on this course have strong career opportunities as IT practitioners who can deploy their skills across a range of different industries. Graduates of this course will be in a position to apply for entry level positions such as Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Information Scientist, Web Developer and many more.