Honours in Information Sciences

Advance your IT career to the next level

Our Honours in Information Sciences is aimed at those interested in high-level research training, focusing on the IT and Engineering strands. Under the professional guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll be introduced to research methodology, learn how to frame a research proposal and then prepare a formal thesis to be presented in seminar-form at the end of your study.

Upon graduation, you'll have a range of career choices, like pursuing a Masters or PhD in research or entering the workforce as a project manager, web application developer or as a network security or software engineer.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study an Honours in Information Sciences at UC and you will:

  • research articles and formulate research topics in your related study field
  • develop research plans, including reviewing literature and researching question formalisation and methodology
  • discuss research issues and apply the appropriate theoretical frameworks to research problems
  • critique research methodologies and identify the latest developments in your relevant field
  • prepare an information sciences research proposal and complete a ICT Honours thesis.

Career Opportunities

  • Software engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Web application developer
  • Network security engineer

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • ICT and engineering research methods
  • Information sciences research proposal
  • ICT Honours thesis

Course specific

Students need to have completed a Bachelor degree in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Business Informatics or Software Engineering within the previous two years, have achieved the academic performance of a credit average or better and be able to submit a satisfactory preliminary research proposal.


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