This three-year degree has a strong focus on industry projects, giving you the chance to develop a medium-sized software program in your final year. Your subjects will cover social and ethical issues such as computer hacking, software piracy and security breaches along with IT fundamentals. You'll also gain skills in project management, project estimation, documentation and report evaluation through the theoretical side of these core subjects. Your IT studies will include web and software development, IT systems analysis, design, programming and networking. In these classes you'll develop an understanding of infrastructure technology, planning and management and develop ways to understand systems and implement technical programs including e-commerce, data systems and mobile applications. You can combine your IT skills with business, social sciences and humanities through elective subjects or refine your IT skills further in web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis. You may be selected for our Honours program based on your academic performance. You may also receive the chance to work part-time for a large-scale organisation during your degree, gaining credit points for your work. Scholarships of up to $6000 may be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. Industry-based project experience is a unique value-added feature of this course. Students have the opportunity to work in industry to gain experience in devising optimal solutions to exciting real-life problems. In addition, students will acquire leadership qualities and resource management techniques. Selected students may also have the opportunity to work part-time in a large-scale IT industry and have this counted towards their degree as part of our industry-based learning program. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers.
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Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at La Trobe University.