Bachelor of Technology - Computing Studies

RMIT University

You will build a solid foundation in programming, software and information technology (IT), while also studying non-IT topics that match your interests to create your own degree. You must do a minimum of 65% computer science and IT courses with the rest drawn from other discipline areas, including accounting and law, applied communication, economics, finance and marketing, entrepreneurship, logistics, management, statistics, and CISCO networking. This is a degree of choice for those who want a professional IT degree that isn't only about software and IT development, with employment opportunities as flexible and broad as the program itself. By studying a wide range of topics, both in computing and in other fields, graduates can pursue pure IT roles and roles in other areas that require IT experience, such as marketing, advertising, accounting, and health administration.

Course Fee:

Australian: $86,400
International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


The program includes core courses in programming, database systems, software engineering, web programming and professional computing practice. In the second and third years you'll study four courses from a minor study area, which might include accounting and law, applied communication, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, logistics, management, or statistics. The remainder of your courses will be selected from IT electives, advanced IT electives and student electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Business (information technology), Computer graphics, Database administration, Database management, Database systems, Games programming, Information technology, Internet and world wide web, Networks and data communications, Object-oriented programming, Operating systems, Problem solving, Professional practice, Programming, Programming (C), Programming (Java), Software development, Software engineering.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Information Technology who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with two years credit (equivalent to 192 credit points). Please note that the amount of time required to complete the program may exceed one year due to the availability and sequencing of some major electives and is also dependent on which semester you commence the program.

Further information:

Employment opportunities are as flexible and broad as the program itself. By studying a wide range of topics, both in computing and in other fields, graduates can pursue pure IT roles and roles in other areas that require IT experience such as marketing, advertising, accounting, and health administration.


This program is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which accredits information and communication technology-related programs that are offered by Australian universities both onshore and offshore. ACS has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide. ACS Certified Professional status gives you global recognition.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 50.8 No Part time
City 50.8 No Full time 3 years
City 50.8 No Online

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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