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Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering)

Get qualified with the latest IT skills to manage big data

This brand new course will give you the skills you need to build the data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Big data is a fast evolving field in business and commerce and there is a growing demand for professionals with the expertise to build information technology (IT) solutions to manage big data.

You will learn about IT systems, concepts and methodologies, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of networking, technology and systems, data security and infrastructure engineering. As well as studying theory, you will develop analytical and critical evaluation skills that you will apply to practical projects and simulated workplaces.

When you complete this course you will be able to work in a range of roles related to managing the security of big data.

More information about this course

Course code: HE20525

Location: Meadowbank

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course load: The course requires students to complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points.

Next intake: February 2019

Course overview: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. It is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The degree enables students to learn using a practical hands-on approach and to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking, resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. Presentations and case studies by leading professional experts allow students to develop tools and techniques for managing big data and other IT challenges facing the business world today.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP).

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Entry requirements and how to apply

You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses:

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

Additional information

This course also requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course.

Note 1: You do not need an ATAR for entry into this course.
Note 2: 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.

For full details of application requirements and the application form, go to the Applying and fees page

Study requirements

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 in the Bachelor of IT (Data Infrastructure Engineering) by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the degree. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted.

Tuition fees

In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

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

*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

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

Information for international students

These courses are available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW Internationalwebsite.


While every effort has been made to ensure information about these courses 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 each course.

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