Bachelor of

information Technology


CRICOS: 074856F



Preston 2 Years Diploma of IT February / July / November

Build a flexible skill set for a career in information technology

Information and communications technology (ICT) are crucial tools in any business. Qualified ICT professionals are always in high demand. From ICT support technicians and test engineers, to business and systems analysts, jobs in this industry are experiencing strong growth, with as many as 70,000 new positions predicted in the next five years. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Information Technology is designed to provide high-level skills with a business focus, ensuring you’re up-to-date with the latest industry-relevant skills.

With instruction from industry experts, you’ll analyse, design, implement and manage complex information systems including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence and Software Development. You’ll also create software for a wide range of applications. Melbourne Polytechnic students benefit from our partnership with multinational analytics software developer, SAS Institute Inc, as Bachelor of Information Technology students also have the opportunity to receive the globally recognised SAS Academic Specialisation. This is a globally recognised professional industry certification for eligible students on successful completion of specific units.

Endless possibilities with a highly regarded, ACS-accredited degree

Our Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by ACS

The course contains 24 units of which 14 are core units (mandatory), 6 are specialisations/majors and 4 are electives. Core units are offered at Preston campus and where demand allows delivery may be at our Prahran campus.

You may choose electives from the Bachelor of Information Technology which are not part of your major. For example if your major is Network Development, you can choose electives from either Software Development or Business Analytics. Alternatively, with negotiation with your head of discipline, you can choose electives from any other higher education course offered at Melbourne Polytechnic.

On graduating, based on the skills you have gained as mapped against the international SFIA standard, the job roles for which you are most suited on graduation are:

A detailed specification of the skills gained in this program as they apply the roles listed above are available in the Bachelor of Information Technology SFIA Job Alignment document.

Besides the job roles listed above, there are likely to be other opportunities for immediate employment.

With work experience, depending on the skills that you gain your career may also develop in additional areas such as:


Delivery methods

Course delivery continues at Melbourne Polytechnic during the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation the world is facing right now. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our community.

Class Schedule

  • Mon - AM and PM
  • Tue - AM and PM
  • Wed - AM and PM
  • Thu - AM and PM
  • Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

Projects, report writing, oral presentations, tests and examinations

Units of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points.
A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part-time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.


Where will the Bachelor of Information Technology take me?

Careers in IT are diverse. You may find work and a career pathway across industries and across the globe

Study Pathways

On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible for entry to our Master of Professional and Practising Accounting