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Studying Information Technology at Macquarie

Studying Information Technology at Macquarie

The world is in the midst of an information boom.

Advancements in technology have never been more fast-paced, and businesses only continue to become more competitive. Those with the skills to help businesses to not only keep up but stay ahead, are in high demand.

In the dynamic Macquarie University Information Technology programs, students will gain foundational skills in programming, data storage and modelling, networking, and cyber security.

Students will develop broad and coherent knowledge as well as skills in areas such as:

  • Software design and construction

  • Applied data modelling and analysis

  • Security problem detection and mitigation

The learning experience of students will be enhanced by Macquarie's location in Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, offering them a multitude of opportunities for collaboration and employment.

Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).

For majors, students can choose from the following options:

  • Cyber Security

  • Web and Mobile App Development

  • Data Science

  • Information Systems and Business Analysis

  • Software Technology

Major in Cyber Security

This technical degree provides current and practical training for a successful career in the burgeoning field of cyber security.

One third of Australian businesses have suffered from cybercrime, costing Australia more than $1 billion every year.

As businesses continue to rely more heavily on technology, these attacks have only become more sophisticated and costly, creating a critical need for those with cyber security skill sets.

Completing this degree will arm Macquarie students with knowledge or technical skills in:

  • Cryptography

  • Artificial Intelligence