Where should I study ICT in Victoria 2016?
By Shannon Dooley, Event Coordinator Vic & Tas, Digital Careers
It’s coming to the pointy end of the year and as a Year 12 student you are thinking of where to study next year. You may have already applied through VTAC or are still deciding what to do. Your final exams loom and your ATAR score still to be issued. It’s a tough time and your head must be spinning!
However, if you are reading this blog post you must have be leaning somewhat to studying an ICT related course, so that’s always a great start!
To help, here is a breakdown of the various Victorian Institutions that offer subjects in the ICT space:
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Box Hill Institute’s IT & Information Services offer a wide range of Vocational and Higher Education qualifications and short courses for those seeking a career in the ICT industry. Study areas include
Computer Technology, Games Development, Telecommunications, Networking, Programming, Fibre Optics, ICT Sustainability, Library Information Systems, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
For a full list of available courses please see their website.
According to Chisholm “Skills shortages in the IT sector mean up to 20 percent of Australian employers are unable to find candidates.”
Chisholm’s, Information Technology courses cover Computer Systems Engineering, Software Development, network Security and Information Technology.
Chisholm believes they are a leading education provider in computer engineering “With a wide, constantly updated range of courses and a $13 million training centre..”
Chisholm’s Computer Engineering courses including Telecommunications, Electronics and communications, can be found on their website.
The School of Information Technology at Deakin covers the following study areas: Information Technology, Computer science, Games design and development and IT security. Deakin say that “The IT industry is thriving. IT is an essential component to innovation and productivity across a wide range of sectors, and it is also at the very centre of the way we work, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. This creates exciting career opportunities, so studying IT can be one of the best preparations for the future.”
View their undergraduate courses today and start planning your IT career!
La Trobe University
La Trobe’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology “…offers innovative courses, industry driven research and a wide range of work experience opportunities for our students”.
Monash “..have strong education and research alliances with IT partners. This gives you every opportunity to undertake practical industry-based learning, so you’re extra ready for the workforce when you graduate. Plus, there are attractive scholarships up for grabs.”
Monash’s Caulfield and Clayton campuses have a number of study areas within the Faculty of Information Technology including Business Computing, Computer Science, Computational science, Software development and software engineering, Games development, Multimedia systems, Network computing, Information management. More information can be found on their website.
It’s also worth your time to check out what Monash’s past students say about their amazing careers from studying an IT degree.
RMIT’s “..School of Computer Science and Information Technology is one of Australia’s largest and most industry-focused program providers in the field of ICT.”
The school offers a number of programs that cover a wide range of interests and levels including Computer Science, Games and interactive media, Information technology and Software engineering. A complete list can be found on their website.
RMIT also have a School of Business IT and Logistics who are “..committed to providing our students with skills and capabilities that are relevant to the undoubtedly global world of business.” Their teaching areas cover Business, Business Information systems and Logistics and can be found on their website.
Swinburne “…believe it’s essential to be technologically savvy in a world where technology is so much part of our lives..”
Swinburne offer a number of courses in ICT including: Business Analysis, Business Information Systems, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Management, Digital Media Technologies, Games Development, Information Technology, Information Technology Project Management, networks, Software design, Software development, Software Engineering, Software Technology, Systems Management and Telecommunications. Check out their courses on their website for more information.
The Gordon offer a whole range of accredited courses that can lead to a pathway at University. Courses available include Computer & Networking Systems, Digital Media, Information Technology and Telecommunications and NBN.
The University of Melbourne
At the University of Melbourne “One innovation transforms every era. For this generation, it is information technology (IT).”
The university believes “IT revolutionises business processes and practices, it cuts costs and lifts productivity, develops new products and helps us find Solutions to pressing social problems. IT at Melbourne is a lot more than just acquiring technical skills. It’s about giving you the core foundations that enable you to learn, do, create, build, connect and solve for life.”
Courses at Melbourne are flexible to allow you to incorporate IT into your undergraduate program. Three streams are available from IT majors, IT breadth or Concurrent Diplomas. More information can be found on the Melbourne School of Information website.
VU offers “..a range of learning so you can study at short course, TAFE degree or post graduate level”.
Their undergraduate degrees focus on Business, Science (Computer Science) and Information Technology and more details can be found on their website.
Of course your options are not only limited to the above educational institutions. Online or distance education is also something you can consider.
All the best to all the students out there considering an IT pathway, you are the next generation in the digital economy and the future is with you!