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3 Years


This professional qualification in Data Engineering is a three year degree which will give you the skills you need to build 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.

Practical Experience

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 Engineering) prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco, CCNA & AWS).


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When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • A pass in Year 12 Mathematics or equivalent

English Language Requirements:
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or equivalent

Additional Requirement:
  • Questionnaire, Statement of Purpose (300-400 Words), and Interview conducted online using MS Teams - Download Document


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$62,400
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$62,400


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Year 1

    ITICT102A Introduction to Programming
    ITICT103A Internetworking
    ITICT108A Introduction to Cyber Security
    ITPRD101A Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
    ITDAT101A Introduction to Data Analysis
    ITICT104A Internetworking 2
    ITICT107A Introduction to Databases
    ITPRD102A Communication for the IT Professional

    Year 2
    ITDAT201A Advanced Data Analysis
    ITICT207A Fundamentals of Computer Science
    ITNET203A Network Security
    ITPRD205A Project Management
    ITDAT202A Data Infrastructure Engineering
    ITICT205A Virtualisation
    ITPRD202A Professional Issues in IT
    Plus one level 200 elective

    Year 3
    ITDAT301A Big Data and Advanced Data Concepts
    ITDAT302A Data Mining and Visualisation
    ITNET311A Major Group Project
    ITDAT303A Data and Network Security
    ITDAT304A Emerging Trends in Data Technology
    ITNET312A Major Individual project

  • Elective Units

    Year 2
    ITICT202A Wireless Networks
    ITICT206A Machine Learning
    ITNET202A Enterprise Security
    ITPRD203A Knowledge Management

    Year 3
    ITICT303A Distributed Computing
    ITNET307A National Data Infrastructure Security
    ITNET308A eCommerce and eGovernment Security
    ITNET309A Computer and Network Forensics
    ITNET310A Software Defined and Programmable Networks


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Upon successful completion of the Higher Education Diploma of Information Technology:

  • Graduates will receive 1 Year credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering)
  • These credits will reduce the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) to a 2 Year duration


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.