Why study computing and IT?
We know that every industry has Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at its core, and some of humanity’s most exciting innovations are being delivered by the global development and implementation of technology.
That’s why our degrees offer core knowledge and specialist units across the complete spectrum of ICT. They range from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and the organisational need for ICT, to the hardware, software, network and creative technologies used to satisfy these needs, to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create and implement ICT components.
If you want a future-proof career that will always be in demand, then studying Computing and IT is for you.
- Learn from lecturers who are also games developers who run their own tech companies.
- Major in Games and Creative Technology and graduate ready to work in the industry.
Careers in computing and IT
Cyber Security Analyst. Help prevent cyber attacks and theft of financial data and personal information through expert understanding of networks, firewalls, encryption and hardware.
Software Developer. Do you love solving problems when it comes to technology? Apps, computer games, cloud systems and the AI behind autonomous vehicles are all created by software developers, fulfilling the needs of consumers, businesses and organisations around the world.
Data Scientist. Data scientists are involved in both gathering and validating information from multiple sources, as well as building models and presenting data visualisations that help organisations to make informed decisions. Data is a universal language, so you will be in global demand.
Video Games Developer. Create video games and augmented reality for recreation and education. These are also used to drive sustainability and to help people rehabilitate from injury.
Business Analyst. A business analyst has the skills required to satisfy business needs with IT resources. This could be implementing systems to improve efficiencies, overcome strategic challenges or design solutions for sustainable growth.
Driving IT Solutions
"You go into the company, and they say: this is where we're at, where can we be in five years' time? IT is doing so many exciting things right now. They want to know what they can do with IT, and where they should be aiming for so that they can be a leading edge organisation."
Delivering Sustainability with ICT
Awards for UTAS ICT Students
"A team of University of Tasmania ICT students has been awarded for their innovative approach to digitising sustainability data gathering."
"I want to be a person who can compete in the field on an international level and who has the skills to work with other people from all over the world. When I discovered that UTAS was one of only three universities in the world to offer a Human Interface Technology Lab (HITLab), and that its fees were very affordable, I knew it was the place for me."
- Business process modeller
- Data modeller/analyst
- Project support officer
- Software designer
- Application developer
- Web developer
- Games developer (with Games and Creative Technology major)
- VR/AR developer (with Games and Creative Technology major)
- Systems analyst (with Software Development major)
- Benefits analyst (with Software Development major)
- Business analyst
- Capacity planner/analyst (with Software Development major)
- Database administrator (with Software Development major)
- Network analyst/manager (with Software Development major)
- Project manager
- Security specialist (with Software Development major)
- Systems administrator (with Software Development major)
- Testing manager