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Course code HE20525 Bachelor
Locations The Bachelor is offered at TAFE NSW Meadowbank.
Duration Bachelor - 3 years full time or part time equivalent
Next intake
  • Classes commence 14 February 2022
  • First round applications close 26 November 2021
  • Second round applications close 29 January 2022 subject to availability of places.
Course load Bachelor - You must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points.

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) you must have at least ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

Please note:

  • You do NOT require an ATAR for entry into this course
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage

Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page*.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE International website.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you have extensive relevant and current industry experience or you’ve recently completed studies in a related field, you may be eligible for exemptions from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering).

Courses for which recognition will be granted include, but are not limited to, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications in information technology, networking, network security, network engineering, communications engineering, database design, systems administration and software development.

Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for RPL has been successful.

Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted.

Study pattern

Full-time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in these courses to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to quizzes , practical exercises, case studies, journals, group activities and examinations


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

You might be interested in starting out with a higher education short course first.

These short courses are undergraduate certificates, designed to provide you with the professional skills and knowledge to move into new employment opportunities, or to count towards completing the diploma or bachelor course.

The courses are available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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The TAFE NSW Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) is a course for people interested in building systems, architecture, and platforms, to support big data solutions. The first year of this three- year degree, focusses on generic IT subjects, such introduction to databases, programming, and cyber security, as well as professional and communication skills for IT professionals. The second and third years of this degree, allow students to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills around big data, data mining, enterprise security, and data infrastructure engineering. Students select three electives during the course, enabling them to focus on more specific areas of interest. Additionally, students complete two major industry-based case study projects during the course, which allows you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are sought after in the industry.

TAFE NSW offers two information technology degrees, the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) and the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security). Both of these courses are taught by industry experts and are designed to allow students to develop high level theoretical knowledge as well as practical industry skills. With the growing demand for cybersecurity and data experts, now is a great time to enrol in a TAFE NSW IT degree.

Completing of the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) will qualify you for a broad range of jobs in the IT sector, specifically in relation to the management and security of big data and designing, development, and management of the infrastructure to keep data secure.

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