Bachelor of Information Technology - Professional Practice

Federation University Australia

This degree has a real edge for those looking to work in IT. With the opportunity of employment with IBM or another of our industry sponsors upon completion, our unique degree is designed to ensure you are industry ready when you graduate. Highly regarded as an innovative IT program, it's recognised as best practice by the ACS. A 1600 hour internship is embedded within the degree which sees you undertake 1600 hours of work integrated learning with IBM in Ballarat. This exposes you to the world of a globally integrated enterprise allowing you to obtain experience in the breadth and depth of real world, large scale, and complex IT project delivery. You'll earn a scholarship of $38,400 over the final two years of the degree as you study and complete your internship. Second and third year studies include courses aligned with your agreed industry focus area: Software Developments focused or Cloud and Mainframe focused. The contacts you make at IBM or at our other industry sponsors may become your future colleagues, managers or mentors. This degree qualifies graduates as ACS accredited IT professionals with broad IT knowledge, as well as advanced knowledge in Data Modelling and either Software Development or Cloud/Mainframe Infrastructure. Students must meet IBM graduate recruitment requirements and be eligible to work in Australia.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Mount Helen (Ballarat)
Institution CRICOS: 00103D

Subjects

  • Software Development
  • Cloud and Mainframe
  • Information Technology

Locations

Federation University Australia has six Victorian-based campuses and one campus in Brisbane, Queensland. International students will enjoy studying in picturesque settings at our Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland campuses, whilst our Brisbane campus is set in the cosmopolitan city centre. 

Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and excellent resources either on campus or conveniently located nearby.

  • $43 million engineering and science building (Ballarat)
  • Impressive health science laboratories
  • Immersive nursing facilities with hospital-standard equipment
  • New sports science facility including rehabilitation centre (Ballarat)
  • State-of-the-art IT facilities
  • Up-to-date teaching and research facilities
  • Modern libraries, studios and lecture theatres
  • Sporting and leisure facilities - indoor swimming pool/aquatic centre, gymnasium and tennis courts

Why choose FedUni?

  • #1 in Australia for employability and skills^
  • #1 in Victoria for graduate employment*
  • #1 in Victoria for average starting salary*
  • #1 in Victoria for teaching quality and student support*
  • Rated in the 101-150 bracket for sports science**
  • Rated in the 71-100 bracket for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism**
  • Personalised teaching and small class sizes
  • Industry links on campus - Technology Park (IBM Ballarat)
  • Work integrated learning and practical experience in many courses
  • Third oldest provider of higher education in Australia
  • Innovative research centres on campus.

Courses

  • Bachelor, master and PhD degrees are available in a range of study areas:
  • Business and commerce
  • Creative arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information technology
  • Nursing and healthcare
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sports

Discover a range of careers and courses available at study.federation.edu.au.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships, bursaries and grants are available for international students at federation.edu.au/scholarships.

Applications

Students can apply direct to FedUni or via a FedUni authorised agent. To apply, fill out on our online application form at apply.federation.edu.au

 
 

^ Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2018

* Australian Federal Government Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2018.

** Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as Shanghai Ranking), 2017 

Support to Succeed

Known for its supportive and inclusive environment, FedUni provides a wide range of services and support.

  • Centre for Multicultural Student Services
  • Careers and employment service
  • Academic and English language assistance
  • Social activities
  • Airport pickup
  • International Student Committee
  • Sporting and social clubs
  • Health services 
  • Religious services (including prayer rooms)

Accommodation Assistance

A range of accommodation options are available on campus and nearby. Living on campus or with our preferred partners provides great value and a range of support programs. Full details at federation.edu.au/feduniliving

 

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