Study IT with the leader in IT education

CSU is the leader in IT education

At Charles Sturt University (CSU), we’re proud to be a future-focused university. All of our degrees are developed with the future in mind – so if you’re looking to study IT with the leader in cutting-edge IT education, you’re in the right place.

When you graduate from CSU, you’ll enter the workforce with confidence. Not just confident in your expert knowledge and practical skills, but confident that those skills will translate to the professional landscape of the future.

There’s been a surge in demand for information technology professionals over the last decade. So, we make sure that our IT degrees are optimised for tomorrow’s workforce.

More than 6000 students currently study IT at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels at CSU – making us the largest IT education provider in the country.

Pretty impressive, right? But do you know why we have the biggest student cohort of all Australian unis?

Because we cover every aspect of the industry.

When you study IT with CSU, you’re getting a hands-on education taught by industry experts. From systems admin, software design and computer science to cybersecurity, cloud computing and management – an IT degree from CSU places you in the driver’s seat of your future… and the future of work.

Kickstart your career when you study IT with CSU

As one of the top unis in Australia for computer science, we’re leading the charge for undergraduate IT education.

Maumita Bhattacharya, senior lecturer in information technology at CSU, explained how CSU’s range of disciples and study flexibility are helping educate the next generation of IT professionals.

“The wide range of courses and specialisations – covering key growth areas of the IT discipline – we offer at CSU, allows students to pick just the right course or specialisation that meets their career goals. In some cases, students can even customise their course, choosing from a range of interesting and attractive subject choices.

“Flexible study options are important to most students. You can choose between full-time, part-time and online study options to match your work and lifestyle commitments. Depending on the course chosen, you can study at a CSU campus, a CSU Study Centre or online from almost anywhere in the world. What’s more, you can speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal needs.”

With the Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations), you’ll build the knowledge and skills needed to join one of the world’s fastest growing and in-demand industries – and futureproof your career at the same time.

With this degree, you’re in control. You’ll cover core foundation topics, such as databases, digital communications, programming, information security and project management, but you’ll also go on to specialise in a particular area. Choose from:

  • business analysis
  • network engineering
  • software development
  • systems administration.

Your other option is to look at the Bachelor of Computer Science (with specialisation). Studied online or on our Bathurst campus, you can choose to study the generic degree – or specialise in games programming.

If you choose to specialise, your subjects will focus on the latest in games design, programming apps for Android, programming games engines (such as Unity) and computer graphics.

On the other hand, if you follow the generic computer science stream, you’ll have the chance to pick subjects that will teach you all about the latest developments in cloud computing, mobile application development, computer security, databases and more.

With either degree, you’re in good hands.

CSU’s IT teaching staff are experts – they know their stuff. They have strong connections to industry, so you can be confident that the topics you’re learning are relevant to the real-world. These close ties with industry will also give you the edge when it comes to applying for jobs after graduation, because you know what employees are looking for.

 

Take your career further with a postgraduate IT course

If you’ve already developed your foundational IT skills, you can take your career even further with our range of postgraduate courses. Ms Bhattacharya sees flexibility as a key part of postgraduate IT study at CSU.

“Information technology is a highly dynamic discipline, with demands of the industry constantly changing. CSU’s computing and information technology courses delve into key growth areas of this ever changing industry, offering a wide range of interesting options.

“In the Master of Information Technology course, students can choose from as many as ten different specialisations to suit their needs. These specialisations range from conventional IT areas such as software design and development or networking, to the relatively recent data science or cyber security fields. These courses are designed with the employability of graduates in mind.

“In some cases, students can even design or customise their own IT course by choosing from a broad range of subjects that suit their interests and career requirements. For example, CSU’s Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing allows students to design their own short postgraduate IT course by choosing from a broad range of industry-oriented subjects.”

Our goal? To help you make your next career move count. There’s plenty of postgrad specialisations for you to explore – and they all ensure that your career is futureproofed.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has caused a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. Your specialist knowledge will help organisations deliver computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, intelligence and more – over the cloud.

Study our Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation and be at the forefront of technology advancement.

Cyber Security

Cyber security skills are in high demand, but people with these skills are in short supply. A recent Cisco report notes that there are currently more than a million cyber security job openings globally. The demand is expected to rise to six million in 2019, with an estimated shortfall of 1.5 million.

So if you’re thinking about taking your career to the next level, now’s the time. Our Master of Cyber Security has a strong technical focus, and you’ll cover cutting-edge topics like digital forensics, the dark web, cyberwarfare and terrorism. You’ll be taught by leading industry experts who will equip you with the skills to make a difference in the online world.

IT Management

Ready to push for a management position? Explore our Master of Business Administration (Computing) and take your technology career to new heights.

Studied online, this degree will allow you to develop expert knowledge in regard to IT governance, IT service management, IT quality management and project management. You’ll also enhance your leadership skills, which will allow you to improve internal project and process flows, investigate technical issues and make a real difference in your workplace.

Network and Systems Administration

Are you looking to move into a senior position within the networking and inter-networking discipline? The Master of Networking and Systems Administration will prepare you for the high-level thinking required to manage entire computer networks.

When you study this degree, you’ll investigate topics on network protocols, hacking countermeasures and IT service management before pursuing your own interests. Choose from subjects on cloud computing, wireless networking, virtualisation, network security, Active Directory, Exchange Server management and more.

Are you ready to shape the future?

When you study IT with the biggest and most in-demand IT student community in the country, you’ll find the right information technology course at CSU. Explore your future today.