Course Description

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of information technology, and prepares students for careers in the fields of information technology, IT management and cyber security.

The course places an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex information technology projects both independently and in teams. Students are introduced to concepts including programming, mathematics, networking, databases and cyber security in their foundation year, before developing advanced skills in information technology, including web development, data management and visualisation in an enterprise context, IT security management and project management.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $9,400 per year full-time, $28,200 total course cost
International Students: $30,800 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.7% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 89.2% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.5% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 65.9% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 15.9% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $61,000 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 052093D
Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: U67

Entry Requirements

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
AQF Cert IV, Successfully completed 0. 25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent), Special Tertiary Admissions Test,* University Preparation Course,* Indigenous University Orientation Course,* Aboriginal Student Intake Test, or* Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70