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We focus on innovation and creating smarter solutions for the future

Our IT degrees span information systems, computer science, multimedia design and intelligent digital technologies. At Griffith, you’ll learn in cutting-edge facilities and gain valuable hands-on experience on real projects.

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Study information technology at Griffith

Griffith bridged the gap between the classroom and the industry.

Our IT degrees are based on a strong theoretical foundation with practical experiences to make you industry-ready. You can get involved in exciting initiatives such as our App Factory and Start-up Mondays plus get creative in our cutting edge facilities such as the Big Data Visualisation Lab and IDEA lab.

In your final year you’ll complete a project for industry or a research placement, providing you with the experience and the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in your career.

5-Star Rated

Information Technology at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Industry placements

Our information technology degrees incorporate work-intergrated learning, often off-campus, giving you the chance to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that are necessary to succeed in the industry.

Purpose-built facilities

Our newly opened Engineering, Technology and Aviation building is a space for innovation where students come together to enhance their learning potential. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Passionate about IT? Choose from our range of IT degrees focused on preparing you for the future world of work.

Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Launch your IT career with a degree focused on employability, entrepreneurship and professional experience.

This degree gets you to think entrepreneurially about how you can use your applied IT skills to maximise your potential with your employer, or explore starting up your own business venture. From your second year you will complete a series of practical industry projects or research placements. This will provide you with the knowledge, skills and industry contacts required to succeed in the IT sector.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Develop IT solutions to support businesses and organisations.

Learn the practical skills required to be a work-ready IT professional with solid grounding in organisational skills such as communication and leadership. Choose from three majors including information systems, networks and security, and software development. You’ll be prepared for a career in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting in a range of IT roles.

Bachelor of Computer Science

Build a career in software development and computer science.

You’ll learn hard programming skills, fundamental principles underpinning computer science and practical software technology development skills for many platforms and applications.

Career opportunities include software developer, computer programmer, applications developer, data scientist, software engineer, systems analyst, computer games programmer, software systems architect, computer scientist or computer systems engineer.

Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies

Creatively use technology to build interactive and innovative systems.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of IT problem solving and high level programming skills, for application in fields such as the Internet of Things, robotics, app and web development, big data analysis, and virtual reality and augmented reality.

As a graduate you’ll be prepared for a career as designer and developer of cutting edge technologies.

Brianna Sonter

Bachelor of Information Technology

Gaming is more than just a hobby for third-year Bachelor of Information Technology student Brianna Sonter - it's life. So much so that she has dedicated her studies into the community of gaming and how it opperates. 'Griffith has allowed me to combine my love of learning about the inner workings of computers and technology with my main hobby and love of gaming,' she says. Brianna's studies have also helped in her brand ambassador role for Dell, which allows her to fuel her passion while supporting major gaming events.

Brianna Sonter

Study options

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Scholarships

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Career outcomes

Information technology is an exciting and progressive field that caters for a diversity of interests

Depending on your strengths and passion, you can choose from a variety of careers ranging from building immersive environments and building robots, to developing applications for iPads and designing online marketing tools. You'll be prepared for careers in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting. You may find a job as a systems analyst, software developer, IT support and client services officer, database and systems administrator, technical writer, web developer, sales representative for IT vendors, educator or researcher.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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