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Australian University Information Technology Schools Rankings

Studying Information Technology

The rapid increase in available information has made studying information technology (IT) in Australia a good choice for students interested in the technicalities associated with storing, retrieving, and transmitting data. The best IT programs offered by Australian universities prepare students for a growing number of IT jobs that help organizations increase productivity and maximize the use of technology.

IT Courses in Australia

With the growing demand for IT professionals in the job market, many universities have several options for studying IT. In terms of student numbers enrolled, RMIT University (RMIT), Monash University (Monash), and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) head the list of top-ranked universities.

RMIT has gained international recognition for its excellence in teaching and research for IT. Its Bachelor's degree in Information Systems uses state-of-the-art equipment and interactive learning places to teach students the combined concepts of IT and business management to help achieve the goals of any organization. Another option is Bachelor in Information Technology,in which students gain hands-on experience in choosing, developing, and maintaining software and hardware.

Monash offers the Master of Business Information Systems to postgraduate students who want to broaden their knowledge on designing, planning, and managing information systems. Another example of a postgraduate program is QUT's Master of Information Science. This course trains students for work in a technology-driven environment through the development of the necessary technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

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Table 1: Information Technology Student Numbers in Australian Universities
Uni UG PG Total
RMIT University (rmit)30709033973
Monash University (monash)200511303135
Queensland University of Technology (qut)21769243100
University of Technology Sydney (uts)17099572666
University of Wollongong (wollongng)20165642580
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)18616902551
Charles Sturt University (csu)99912402239
Federation University Australia (feduni)93410872021
Deakin University (deakin)13775561933
CQ University (cqu)7957781573
University of New South Wales (unsw)10175451562
University of Tasmania (utas)12961871483
University of Western Sydney (uws)1337991436
Murdoch University (murdoch)12791401419
Macquarie University (mq)12331611394
Victoria University (vicuni)5537441297
Edith Cowan University (ecu)9083641272
James Cook University (jcu)8344241258
Griffith University (griffith)9503061256
University of Queensland (uq)8313461177
University of Canberra (canberra)8622881150
La Trobe University (latrobe)5555581113
University of South Australia (unisa)7933081101
University of Newcastle (newcastle)9151581073
University of Southern Queensland (usq)639311950
University of Sydney (usyd)489428917
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)245489734
University of Melbourne (unimelb)10686696
University of Adelaide (adelaide)363148511
Australian National University (anu)347130477
Flinders University (flinders)29082372
University of New England (une)186140326
Southern Cross University (scu)2769285
Charles Darwin University (cdu)20028228
University of Western Australia (uwa)15763220
Australian Catholic University (acu)14233175
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)1539162
Bond University (bond)651075
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)000


The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the information technology area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Information Technology Student Numbers
Uni ug% pg% Total%
Federation University Australia (feduni)11.624.815.6
University of Wollongong (wollongng)9.86.48.4
CQ University (cqu)6.517.18.3
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)7.510.98
University of Technology Sydney (uts)7.17.67.1
University of Canberra (canberra)7.28.27
RMIT University (rmit)6.77.96.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut)6.48.76.8
Murdoch University (murdoch)6.53.55.9
Charles Sturt University (csu)3.711.15.7
James Cook University (jcu)5.485.7
University of Tasmania (utas)6.33.45.5
Monash University (monash)4.36.44.9
Victoria University (vicuni)2.5164.8
Edith Cowan University (ecu)4.76.14.8
Deakin University (deakin)4.34.34.2
Totals Average (mean) (%)3.94.74
University of Southern Queensland (usq)3.74.53.6
Macquarie University (mq)4.61.43.6
University of Western Sydney (uws)3.91.53.4
La Trobe University (latrobe)2.273.3
University of South Australia (unisa)3.24.13.3
University of New South Wales (unsw)3.22.93
Griffith University (griffith)2.93.52.9
University of Newcastle (newcastle)3.81.72.9
University of Queensland (uq)2.42.82.4
Australian National University (anu)3.51.22.3
Charles Darwin University (cdu)31.22.1
Southern Cross University (scu)2.50.42
University of Adelaide (adelaide)221.9
University of Sydney (usyd)1.52.11.7
University of New England (une)1.42.21.6
Flinders University (flinders)2.111.6
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)0.74.91.5
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)1.90.71.5
University of Melbourne (unimelb)02.61.3
Bond University (bond)2.10.51.2
University of Western Australia (uwa)0.81.10.9
Australian Catholic University (acu)0.70.60.7
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)000

Key & Notes

* Percentages: - displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the information technology area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

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