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Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T] (Software Technology)

 3 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 26,772 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Information Technology in software technology at Macquarie University is offered as a 3-year program.
  • This program is a mix of theoretical and technical components that will prepare students to use current technologies and adapt to and create new technologies in the workforce. 
  •  Students will gain skills and experience in :
    • Software programming languages
    • Structured programming
    • Programming practice
    • Research and development 
    • Project planning and project delivery.
  • In the final year, students have a work-integrated learning activity with a partner organization to help them for real workplace scenarios.  
  • Macquarie University is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).  
  • The employment rate of Macquarie University is 82.3 
  • After completing this, students would be: :
    • After completing this, students would be:
    • Business analyst 
    • Database administrator 
    • Developer 
    • Front-end developer 
    • Full-stack developer 
    • IT consultant 
    • IT sales rep or marker 
    • Programmer 
  • Software technology is about building and using systems for productive and leisure activities and it focuses on algorithms, data structures and the principles of engineering-quality software.  

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Fees$ 80,316 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Term 1 (Deadline - Jul 07)
Language Proficiency IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Students should have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination.
  • A recognized university Foundation course
  • A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL or any equivalent test.

Indian Eligibility:

  • Students require All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) With 65% awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (HSSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) with 65%.


If students do not meet the course cut-off, they will be automatically considered based on the scores of senior high school Mathematics and other subject scores to assess their eligibility.
Alternatively, students may produce a High school certificate in Mathematics or HSC in Software Design and Development.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full certified copies of academic transcripts.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.
  • Passport: students have to submit a copy of their valid passport.

Application Deadline

Term 1
Jul 07

Term 2
May 01

Term 3
Jul 24

Scores Required

6.5 / 9

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$26772$26772$26772


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #201/ 801

Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Macquarie Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship Program $6,648 Yes N/A
ASEAN Partner Scholarship $9,095 Yes N/A
Macquarie University International College Scholarship $2,800 Yes N/A
Macquarie University India Scholarship $6,826 Yes 10 Jul, 2020
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. There are different types of visa such as:

  • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
  • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
  • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
  • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
  • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
  • Students will need the following documentation when applying for a Student visa
    • A copy of the offer letter
    • Valid Passport
    • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work Study

  • Student visa holders are able to work up to 40 hours each fortnight while their course is in session.
  • Students can also work unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.
  • Postgraduate Research students are able to work up to 40 hours each fortnight during any preliminary courses. They can work unlimited hours once their master's by research or doctoral degree has started.

Career and Placement after Course

After completing this program students have job opportunities in:

  • Traditional tech, eg, Apple, IBM, Microsoft 
  • Modern tech, eg, Atlassian, Facebook, Google 
  • Research and development, eg, Compaq, Cochlear, Data61, Fujitsu, Siemens 
  • Government organisations, eg, ADF, ASIC, ASIO 
  • Finance companies and banks, eg, Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank

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