Offering Info

Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering)

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20525V02-20MBK-001

Location – Meadowbank

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

17 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



3 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure 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 experience to build IT solutions to manage big data.

In this course you will develop a thorough understanding of concepts and methodologies, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of networking, technology and systems, data security and infrastructure engineering. As well as developing an understanding of the theory, you will develop analytical and critical evaluation skills that you will apply to practical projects and simulate real workplace contexts.

Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission: - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements all applicants are required to: - submit a short essay, and - attend an interview.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 5.00pm to 8.00pm at Meadowbank TAFE, Main Campus, See Street, Meadowbank, Building P, Level 4.
Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 5.00pm to 8.00pm at Meadowbank TAFE, Main Campus, See Street, Meadowbank, Building P, Level 4.

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As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

Attendance at four classes per week is required. These can be anywhere from Monday to Saturday.

Tuition fees for the course is $1,280 per subject. Students must complete 24 subjects, so the total cost of this course is $30,720. 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. Check current fee information in the Fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. See TAFE NSW Higher Education Applying and Fees for more information. Fees are subject to change - always check the website for the latest information. International Students: This course is available for enrolment by International Department, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees contact our International team on +61 2 99423539.

Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the <a href="""">TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist website

International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Core Units
Number Title
ITPRD205A Project Management
ITPRD202A Professional Issues in IT
ITPRD102A Communication for the IT Professional
ITPRD101A Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
ITNET312A Major Individual Project
ITNET311A Major Group Project
ITNET203A Network Security
ITICT205A Virtualisation
ITICT108A Introduction to Secure Computing
ITICT107A Introduction to Databases
ITICT104A Internetworking 2
ITICT103A Internetworking 1
ITICT102A Introduction to Programming
ITDAT304A Emerging trends in data technology
ITDAT303A Data and network security
ITDAT302A Data mining and visualisation
ITDAT301A Big data and advanced data concepts
ITDAT202A Data infrastructure engineering
ITDAT201A Advanced data analysis
ITDAT101A Introduction to data analysis
Elective Units
Number Title
ITPRD203A Knowledge Management
ITNET310A Software defined and programmable networks
ITNET309A Computer and Network Forensics
ITNET308A eCommerce and eGovernment Security
ITNET307A National Data Infrastructure Security
ITNET202A Enterprise Security
ITICT303A Distributed computing
ITICT206A Machine learning
ITICT202A Wireless Networks

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to work in a range of roles related to the management of security of big data.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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