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Why study at UOW

Digital disruption is changing the way we work, learn, interact and behave.

As soon as 2020, Australia will need an extra 100,000 ICT workers. Every industry, from creative to finance, to healthcare, agriculture and transport is changing and will need ICT talent to thrive. When you study computer science, information technology and information systems you gain skills that will help you thrive in tomorrow’s economy.

One of the best in NSW/ACT
The Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2017 as second among all universities in NSW and the ACT for Computing and Information Systems.

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Why study Information and Communication Technology

 

  • All of our ICT undergraduate courses have professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society.
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  • A common first year lets you experience all study areas before specialising.
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  • Your final year team project will be showcased at the annual Trade Show.
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  • Many of our ICT students secure employment well before graduation earning high salaries.
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  • You will have international opportunities where you can complete work experience and study at our partner institutions overseas.
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  • Get involved in ground breaking humanitarian and environmental projects such as PetaJakarta and the Sustainable Building Research Centre.
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  • If you are entrepreneurially minded, our strong connections with iAccelerate can help you put your ideas into action.
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  • UOW is committed to supporting females to study ICT through special initiatives such as the Women in Engineering and Information Sciences Scholarship.
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  • Receive strong support from the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Society. 

 

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Overview of careers

ICT professionals work across all fields and industries. Some of the more common roles are listed below. UOW can prepare you for these roles, as well as ones that don’t exist yet. As a future-proof ICT graduate you have the potential to shape the world.

  • Analyst
  • Animator
  • Computer or Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Games or App Developer
  • Investment Banker
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Architect or Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Security Engineer
  • Web Designer or Developer

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: For the ninth year in a row UOW was ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016).

ICT - Susan Zhang

During my time at UOW I was involved in a number of extracurricular programs, including hosting a National Student Leadership Conference. Having an interest in C++ coding, I was also given an opportunity to attend an Apple Developer Conference. Now I work as a Technical Creative Specialist for Google, and have worked in both Sydney and London. I believe my time at UOW helped me on my career path. 

Susan Zhang
Bachelor of Computer Science
(Software Engineering) & Master of Information and
Communication Technology
(Enterprise Networking)

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During my final year at UOW I went on a 12-week internship at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in California, USA. This all led to a full-time job offer! The campus at UOW - with its big open, natural spaces - sets it apart from other universities. It’s something these big IT companies try and do too, because that’s where you can do your best work.

Sam Dunster
Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) 2014
Production Engineer, Facebook, California, USA

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I've always been interested in IT and did it as an elective throughout high school. Having diversity in the tech world is so important. Women can bring a different perspective that shapes and influence the disciplines-they have a greater understanding of what appeals to other women and that can be very important.

Monique Felix
Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Design and Management, eBusiness)

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During my degree I was lucky enough to be awarded a Westpac Corporate Scholarship, which included a 10-week paid internship. This led to a full-time job as an IT Asset Analyst before I even graduated. Now I make changes to our process, policy and systems that affect over 35,000 people!

Rory Chatterton
Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean’s Scholar) (eBusiness)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) (2015)