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Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics

Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics

The 21st Century is a time of rapid technological advancements, with most of us using a range of devices each day to make our lives easier. Whether it’s for work, entertainment, keeping in touch with friends or improved convenience, technology is now an integrated part of a modern lifestyle. That makes it a great time to explore a career in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics, with increasing career opportunities and the prospect of one day working in a job that doesn't even exist yet.

CSU’s courses in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics are hands-on and give you real experience using the latest software and hardware. You may have opportunities to work on a project in industry to see how what you are learning can be applied to a real scenario, or gain accreditation or industry certification embedded into your course. CSU offers undergraduate degrees that give you a foot in the door to an exciting career with great practical experience, and flexible postgraduate courses that help you keep ahead of the times to advance your career.

Starting your career

When you study Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at CSU, you don’t just learn how to use a range of software packages. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of a range of applications, and develop the skills to be able to learn new programs in future and keep ahead of rapidly changing technology, making you an asset to any workplace. Courses have a practical focus so you can be assured you will spend plenty of time in our modern laboratories and working on real projects to gain the skills you need for your career. Career opportunities are diverse, with businesses in every industry having a need for technologically literate employees.

  • Business Computing

    Computers are an integral part of any business. Most businesses utilise a range of software programs and technology to meet a variety of professional needs, and many companies employ information technology professionals to implement and support computing technology. You could even be developing programs or processes to meet a particular need that is unique to your business. You will have opportunities to improve the efficiency of your workplace through developing innovative technology strategies and solutions, and use information technology to its greatest potential. You could work in companies of all sizes and across diverse industries.

    Career opportunities

    • business analyst
    • information technology consultant
    • information technology manager

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  • Computer Science

    If you dream of creating the next top-selling smartphone app or want to develop a software package that will make a difference to workplaces or households, Computer Science is for you. You will learn various programming languages and develop the skills to bring a software application from the concept stages to becoming a reality. As a graduate, you could work in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, computer graphics or software development. Careers could include developing, testing, market research and promotion of various software products. This field has diverse career opportunities, where you can work independently or start a small business, join a large corporation, or seek employment in a wide range of industries.

    Career opportunities

    • computer or information technology analyst
    • programmer
    • software engineer
    • systems engineer

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  • Games Programming

    The specialised field of games programming provides a platform for graduates to develop software for a range of platforms, including mobile devices. You will use your knowledge of different programming languages to create games, but your skills could also be used to develop software programs for professional settings as well as entertainment. As a developer you may consult with stakeholders and evaluate program needs, and you will test, debug, diagnose and correct errors in programming throughout the games development process. You could also be involved in writing and editing user guides and manuals. This career path will offer you opportunities to work all over the world in companies of all sizes, and be at the cutting edge of new technology.

    Career opportunities

    • applications developer
    • games programmer
    • software engineer

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  • Information Technology

    Information Technology has practical applications in almost every aspect of the way we live and work today. Most businesses use a range of software programs and technology to meet a variety of professional needs, and many companies employ information technology professionals to implement and support computing technology. As an IT professional, you could be involved in developing business protocols and processes such as databases and back-up systems, and computer applications to support these. You could repair server-related software or hardware, administer networks, or liaise with business software and technology suppliers. Positions could exist in large or small companies, or you could provide services on a consultancy basis.

    Career opportunities

    • information technology manager
    • information technology support technician
    • network engineer
    • programmer
    • project manager
    • systems administrator
    • systems analyst
    • web specialist and developer

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  • Mathematics

    Studies in mathematics can provide graduates with a huge range of opportunities in fields like education, statistics or data modelling. A mathematics degree will give you valuable skills in logic and analysis, which could give you a competitive edge in a huge range of professions.

    Specialist mathematics teachers are highly sought, and at CSU you can pursue a maths teaching career as your first degree, or add a teaching degree to your existing mathematics qualification.

    Graduates could also work in a range of industries where statistical analysis and data modelling could prove beneficial, such as agriculture, business, health and science. These roles could include measuring and quantifying the results of tests, new products or research, working out financial plans, or interpreting and analysing data.

    Career opportunities

    • high school mathematics teacher
    • scientific and technical services
    • financial and insurance services
    • public administration

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Furthering your career

Once you have some professional experience in the Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics field, you may decide to seek more specialised skills or climb the corporate ladder. CSU offers a range of postgraduate qualifications, many including industry certification, that allow you to take your career to the next level, whether you’re further developing your knowledge in a particular area or developing the skills you need to tackle a management position.

Professional development

Whatever industry you work in, you could benefit from studies in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics. CSU offers courses at Graduate Certificate level that allow you to consolidate your skills in a particular area relevant to your job, with the advantage of providing a formal qualification to include on your CV. While you may already have a working knowledge in areas such as statistics, mathematics or information technology, postgraduate study can provide a refresher or help everything fall into place so you can apply your knowledge more effectively to your career.

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Research in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics can provide a fascinating insight into the way people and organisations use technology. You could investigate new technologies, software or applications, or use your research to provide improvements to your organisation. A higher degree by research can also be ideal preparation for an academic career to keep your knowledge up-to-date and train the next generation of Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics professionals.

Depending on your professional background and existing qualifications, you may choose to pursue research in fields like:

  • artificial intelligence
  • computing
  • distributed computing
  • image processing
  • numerical and computational mathematics
  • web technologies

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"While I was prepared to commit to the required hours of study, I needed the ability to undertake these study hours often late at night or very early in the morning. From what I could see, no other university offered the combination of relevant degree and flexibility better than Charles Sturt University. To anyone thinking of studying information technology, I would highly recommend CSU. It provides industry based, practical experience and offers a broad depth of study areas that can meet all areas of specialisation. CSU excels at understanding the difficulties of flexible study and staff are highly skilled and prepared to go to great lengths to ensure student needs are met."Karl Giese

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CSU's research in Information Technology is ranked at world level, according to the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation.

CSU was also rated second in Australia for Computer Science according to recently published University Reviews rankings for 2016.

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Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics courses at CSU are designed to fit around your life. You can have the on campus experience with our range of undergraduate courses, or enjoy the flexibility of studying in your own time by distance education. CSU will provide a great range of online resources, study tools and exercises, you can submit assignments online, and communication tools ensure you still have opportunities to network with your classmates. You can study full-time or part-time so you can apply your knowledge straight away in your job or keep up with your family or lifestyle commitments. International students can also complete our courses at CSU Study Centres in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne.


"The support from the course tutors has been wonderful. It made studying a breeze." Emang Masisi

"When selecting a course, I found the Bachelor of Information Technology at CSU was a great choice, given the flexibility of subject choice, and the option of various minors and majors to pursue." Reece Hamblin

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Bradley Gwyn shares his experiences of combining work and family commitments with studying at CSU.