The Academic Program of Technology covers the disciplines of Information Technology, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics and Statistics. Studies in these encompass the full spectrum of these disciplines with solid theoretical foundations and up to date, industry-relevant skills, including system analysis, programming, networking, telecommunication, management, and research on advanced topics.
Information Technology and Engineering
The School of Information Technology and Systems (ITS) comprises of staff from Information and Communication Technology, Information Systems, and Software Engineering disciplines. ITS has courses from undergraduate Bachelor degrees to coursework postgraduate degrees to research Masters and PhDs. ITS courses encompass the full spectrum of these disciplines with solid theoretical foundations and up-to-date industry relevant skills, including artificial intelligence and data analytics, system analysis and business process modelling, programming, networking, telecommunication, information and cyber security, project management, robotics, and research on advanced topics.
ITS teaching philosophy is “professionals in training”. Students are inspired to think themselves as professionals in the process of gaining the knowledge and skills to perform professional duties. The course study thus becomes the journey for the students to actively acquire the required professional knowledge and skills to be job-ready before graduating.
ITS undertake fundamental and applied research into the nature, creation and use of technology that enables people in all walks of life to take knowledgeable, well-informed and responsible actions. ITS are interested in technology that assists humans in their life, that enables them to perform their tasks better, that allows them to be more productive and to communicate better, and that empowers them to achieve their goals.
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and mathematical ideas permeate almost every aspect of human endeavour. From physics to finance, biology to the built environment, cosmology to microbiology, mathematics and mathematical thinking make fundamental and far-reaching contributions to our understanding of our place in the universe and underpin most of the disciplines that make it possible for us to live in a complex and ever-changing world.
Mathematics is also one of the oldest of disciplines having a history stretching back at least 2,500 years. Despite this, it continues to be incredibly vital and fertile with new significant mathematics being created every day and with ever new and surprising applications.
For these reasons, it is an essential component of many of the Faculty's courses in engineering, science, and many other areas.
The discipline of Information Systems focuses on interdisciplinary studies providing a bridge between the areas of business and information technology. Our academics excel in business informatics and information systems creating the next generation of invaluable information and communications technology professionals. Our staff design or redesign systems to meet business requirements and support them, investigate information needs, integrate business systems and manage service provision and outsourcing.
The courses offered by the academic program of technology are specifically designed to equip students with the skills they need to enter the workforce.
The careers that our courses can lead you to include:
- Software Engineers and Architects
- Network Engineers and Architects
- Project Managers
- Database Programmers
- ICT Security Specialists
- System Analysts
- Network and System Administrators
- Business Intelligence Analysts
- Big Data Practitioners
- Web Developers
- Game Programmers
Our students take part in numerous industry and community-based projects at local, national and international level. These projects provide an avenue to apply theory in real-world, real-stakes settings. Projects in complexity and duration vary based on the project requirements, student's year of enrolment and the program of study. Various units are offered to suit student and project requirements.
PwC Industry Based Learning program: This paid internship program provides six months paid learning opportunities to work with real client projects of PwC. The students also have the opportunity to secure graduate positions at PwC after graduation.
Robots, Art, People and Performance (RAPP) Lab: Working with local cultural organisations such as the Questacon and research partners in Europe, students collaborate on multidisciplinary projects at the intersection of technology and the arts to deliver public facing interactive robotic projects.