Bachelors In Information Technology In Australia: Course Guide for International Students

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    A Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia is a three-year full-time course that trains international students in technical, analytical and interpersonal skills. It is also offered as a part-time program by some universities. Most universities in Australia offering a Bachelor in Information Technology degree are accredited to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) which is globally recognized and ensures a high quality of education.

    • Average annual tuition fees for Bachelors in Information Technology at most of the universities in Australia ranges between 31,600 AUD to 45,600 AUD.
    • Students having a senior secondary degree with a minimum percentage of 60% can apply for this program.
    • The average salary of a person working in the IT field in Australia is 127,000 AUD per annum.

    Why Study Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia?

    According to the upskilled report of “The Future of IT and Business Careers in Australia”, the job outlook of IT sector is good with lots of opportunities: 

    • ICT managers and software and application programmers are among the top 15 occupations expected to experience the highest growth till 2020 in Australia. 
    • 183,000 new jobs are expected to be created in IT-related sectors such as healthcare, education, retail, etc till 2020 
    • Queensland and New South Wales are projected to experience the highest growth of employment in this sector ie. 251,100 and 241,600 respectively.

    Thus, pursuing a Bachelor of Information Technology in Australia will provide you with immense growth and employment opportunities.  

    Top Universities offering Bachelors in Information Technology

    According to QS News World University Ranking of 2020 for Computer Science and Information Technology, following are the top 10 universities offering a 3-year full-time Bachelor of Information Technology in Australia: 

    QS Ranking 2020 University  Total Fees (in AUD)
    41 Australian National University (ANU) 136,800
    51 – 100 University of Queensland 133,248
    51 – 100 Monash University 128,400
    101 – 150 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 112,800
    101 – 150 RMIT University 103,680
    101 – 150 University of Adelaide 123,000
    201 – 250 Deakin University 99,000
    201 – 250 Swinburne Institute of Technology 95,800
    201 – 250 University of Wollongong 101,520
    251 – 300 Macquarie University 116,400

    Key Details of Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    The universities in Australia offering Bachelor in IT program are flexible. On average an applicant will need to study 24 subjects including 10 core subjects, 8 major subjects, and 6 elective subjects. The core subjects are:

    • Communication and Information Management
    • Programming Principles
    • Introduction to Database Systems
    • Customer Support Systems
    • Computer Systems
    • Systems Analysis
    • Internet Technology
    • ICT Project Management
    • Ethics and Professional Practice
    • IT Security

    Admission Process of Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    For admissions in a bachelor's degree in IT, you can complete the admission applications to Australian universities online by going to the official website of the university or can request the university for an offline postal application form. Fill up the form with the necessary information and submit the application fees. The time for an admission acceptance is almost four to six weeks.

    Eligibility for Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia Admission

    • Completed secondary school certificate examination(12th grade) with at least 65% marks.
    • Present scores of English language proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL) according to the universities specific criteria

    The table below depicts the minimum required scores for English language proficiency tests such as TOFEL, IELTS, or PTE for Bachelors in Information Technology:

    University Name Minimum Required Scores of TOEFL (iBT) Minimum Required Scores for IELTS Minimum Required Scores for PTE
    Australian National University 80 6.5 64
    University of Queensland 87 6.5 64
    Monash University 79 6.5 58
    University of Adelaide 79 6.5 58
    University of Wollongong 86 6.5 58
    Queensland University of Technology 60 6.5 50
    RMIT University 58 6.5 58
    Deakin University 79 6.5 58
    Swinburne Institute of Technology 75 6.0 50
    Macquaire University 79 6.5 58

    Admission Checklist for Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    Here is a checklist of what you would need to submit along with the admission application at the universities in Australia:

    • Official transcript of School Certificate examination(class10 and class12)
    • LOR(Letter of Recommendation)
    • SOP(Statement of Purpose)
    • Certificate of award or scholarship (if sponsored from home country)
    • Proof of finances to bear the tuition fee
    • Copy of Passport

    Student Visa to Australia

    The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has introduced a new Simplified Student Visa Format(SSVF) from 2014 which has simplified the procedure of applying for a student visa to Australia. For higher education in Australia, you will need to apply for Student Visa Subclass 500.

    Before applying for the visa you must obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment(COE) or an Offer letter from the institution you have been selected in. Visa application can be made online and by paying a fee of 529 AUD and uploading the following documents:

    • Completed student visa application form( subclass500)
    • Copy of valid passport (your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your desired time of stay)
    • Certificate of Confirmation of Enrolment or Letter of Offer
    • Evidence of Sufficient Funds to finance your stay (minimum of Rs 88,9389)
    • Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) receipt
    • English Language Proficiency Test scores. (IELTS-5.5, TOEFL-46, CAE-162, PTE-42)
    • 4 recent passport size photograph
    • Parental Consent Letter for students under the age of 18
    • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Proof.

    Students will need to appear for a visa interview with the Australian Consulate or Embassy in the respective home countries to get a student visa to Australia.

    Costs for studying Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    Costs to study abroad include pre-arrival costs, tuition fees, and the cost of living in Australia. The average costs for studying Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia are mentioned below:

    Pre-arrival Cost

    The pre-arrival costs that students are required to pay include the fees for standardized exams to study in Australia, visa application fees, admission application fees, air travel fees to Australia, etc. 

    Type of Expense Cost (in AUD)
    Application Fees 100 – 150
    IELTS Registration Fee 329 – 368
    TOEFL Registration Fee 276
    Visa Application Fees 575

    Tuition Fees for Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    Among the top universities offering Bachelor of Information Technology in Australia, Swinburne University charges the lowest annual tuition fees of 31,600 AUD. 

    Tuition Fees

    Cost of Living in Australia

    Your total expense would depend on the type of student accommodation in Australia and the living standards. The various options of accommodation available and their approximate cost is tabulated below:

    Accommodation Type Weekly Cost (in AUD)
    Hostels and Guesthouses 90 – 150
    Shared Rental 95 – 215
    On-Campus 110 – 280
    Homestay 235 – 325
    Rental 185 – 440

    Other living costs include groceries and food, transportation, entertainment, gas and electricity, etc.

    • Groceries and Eating Out: 140 - 28- AUD per week
    • Gas, Electricity: 10 - 20 AUD per week
    • Phone and Internet: 15 - 30 AUD per week
    • Public Transport: 30 - 60 AUD per week
    • Car (after purchase): 150 - 260 AUD per week
    • Entertainment: 80 - 150 AUD per week

    Scholarships for Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    The Australian Government has invested over AUD 300 million in scholarships for international students. There are some general scholarships and some university-specific scholarships given to Information technology students. A few of the course-specific scholarships are:

    Scholarship University Award
    Monash International Scholarship Monash University 10,000)
    Information Technology International Merit Scholarship Monash University 6,000
    Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship University of Technology Sydney 10,000
    International Undergraduate Full Tuition Scholarship University of Technology, Sydney Full Tuition Fees
    International Merit Scholarship University of South Australia 25% reduction in the tuition fees for first year
    QUT International College Pathway Scholarship Queensland University of Technology 25% of the tuition fees for first semester of the course
    RMIT International Excellence Scholarship RMIT University 20% tuition fee reduction

    For more scholarships in Australia, click here

    Job Prospects after Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    Students graduating with Bachelor in Information Technology can opt from a wide range of IT jobs in Australia like Internet Developer, Web Publisher, Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Database Analyst, Database Architect, Internet Developer, Project Manager, and IT Manager, etc.

    On average, a person working in the field of IT in Australia earns around 127,000 AUD annually. There is approximately a 9% hike in salary every 15 months.

    Following are some of the jobs for graduates of Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia:

    Job Role Annual Salary (in AUD)
    Business Development Executive 175,000
    Enterprise Architect 186,000
    Network Administrator 64,000
    Project Manager 83,000
    Software Development Manager 130,000
    Team Leader 107,000

    Further Education after Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia

    After completing your Bachelor in Information Technology, you can also pursue a Masters in Information Technology in Australia or other countries abroad. The course duration is 1.5 – 2 years and the average cost of study can range between 28,000 AUD to 43,000 AUD per annum. Also, after doing a masters the students are eligible for a two-year work permit in Australia which increases the student's inclination towards doing a master's. 

    Bachelors in Information Technology is a popular program among students who want to pursue a career in the fields of computers. Post a degree in IT from Australia, students can work in companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Infosys to name a few giants of the IT industry worldwide.


    Ques. What is the Bachelor of Information Technology fees in Australia?

    Ans. Average annual tuition fees of universities offering Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia ranges between 31,600 AUD to 45,600 AUD.

    Ques. Which are the best universities for information technology in Australia?

    Ans. Some of the top universities offering Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia are Australian National University, University of Queensland, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of Adelaide, etc. 

    Ques. What are the chances of getting a job after completing a Bachelors in Information Technology in Australia?

    Ans. According to a report of Upskilled, job prospects in the IT sector of Australia are expected to grow in 2020. The average salary earned by a graduate in this sector is 127,000 AUD per annum.

    Ques. Which are the cheapest universities in Australia for studying information technology for international students?

    Ans. Among the top universities, Swinburne University of Technology and Deakin University has the lowest annual tuition fees of 31,600 AUD and 33,000 AUD respectively for Bachelor of Informational Technology in Australia.