Information technologies

Our flexible IT degrees – developed in consultation with industry – give you the opportunity to specialise in cybersecurity, data science, game design and development, information systems and business analysis, software technology solutions, or web and mobile app development.

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Computer science allows you to come up with logical solutions to real-world problems using current computing technology.

Learn about artificial intelligence, security, human-computer interactions, numerical analysis, database systems and theories of computing in Macquarie’s innovative computer science programs.

Potential careers:

  • business systems analyst
  • communication systems analyst
  • computer systems auditor
  • database administrator
  • end-user support and training officer
  • information technology analyst
  • IT or management consultant
  • systems designer
  • web designer/developer
  • programmer
Solve real-world problems using computing technology when you study Computer Science at Macquarie. You'll learn about AI, security, database systems and more.

Angry Birds. Candy Crush. Minecraft. Call of Duty. Grand Theft Auto. The gaming industry is worth billions of dollars today.

Macquarie’s games design and development courses equip you with the skills you’ll need for a successful career designing and creating the next wave of popular video games and virtual worlds.

Potential careers:

  • creative game director
  • game designer
  • game programmer
  • game tester
  • mobile app designer
  • mobile app developer
  • self-employed entrepreneur/creator
  • video game system designer
  • virtual reality/mixed reality designer or developer
  • web designer
Build the practical skills and knowledge needed to create the next wave of popular video games when you study Games Design and Development at Macquarie.

Data science uses specialised computational and statistical techniques to analyse big data and solve challenging problems.

The deluge of data modern systems generate is transforming business, government, science and healthcare. We’ll equip you to extract and analyse datasets using models, machine learning and data mining.

Potential careers:

  • business analyst
  • consultant
  • data analyst
  • data scientist
  • financial consultant
  • market analyst
  • entrepreneur
  • web developer
  • government policy adviser
  • information technology analyst
Build the skills to extract meaningful information from big data using models, machine learning and data mining, analysing it to solve challenging problems.

Cyber crime is one of the fastest-growing forms of crime – yet a shortage of graduates means cyber security jobs are going unfilled.

At Macquarie, you’ll gain the technical skills needed to harden organisations against cyber threats. You’ll learn about how cyber criminals operate, and develop specialised technical skills to combat them.

Potential careers:

  • chief information security officer
  • chief privacy officer
  • ethical hacker
  • risk analyst
  • security director
  • security consultant
  • security architect
  • source code auditor
  • vulnerability assessor
  • SOC manager
Learn to protect government and business against cyber crime when you study at Macquarie. You'll develop a specialised, highly sought-after set of skills.

Learn to program, test and bug-fix to develop software that could help change the world.

Software developers and engineers create, maintain and modify programs including operating systems, communications software, utility programs and business applications.

Potential careers:

  • business analyst
  • database administrator
  • developer
  • front-end developer
  • full-stack developer
  • IT consultant
  • programmer
  • project leader
  • software engineer
  • systems analyst
  • systems development manager
  • user experience engineer
Build the specialised technical skills to create, maintain and modify programs, including operating systems, utility programs, and business applications.

Big data. Cloud computing. E-commerce. These issues and more are shaping the world as we know it.

You’ll learn the latest web technologies, so you can transform user requirements into industry-standard web applications using your design and programming skills.

Potential careers:

  • app designer
  • app developer
  • computer and information systems manager
  • computer support specialist
  • computer systems analyst
  • content developer
  • e-business manager, programmer
  • self-employed entrepreneur
  • software developer
  • web developer
At Macquarie you'll develop the design and programming skills needed to create industry-standard web applications using the latest technologies.

Build your skill set for a successful career in industries of the future

Employability

Flexible study options

Flexible study options

At Macquarie, you have the freedom to combine almost any fields of study, giving you a more diverse skill set and expanding your career options. From 2020, you can join your information technology degree with any of our 50+ undergraduates degrees.

Industry relevant courses

Industry relevant courses

Our courses are designed to build the capabilities you'll need in the workplace. As well as developing skills with the latest technology, you will graduate with the technical, communication, project management and teamwork skills to adapt to future developments.

The Bachelor of IT satisfies the ACS professional standard

The Bachelor of IT satisfies the ACS professional standard

#1 for overall undergraduate employability in Sydney (QILT, 2017)

#1 for overall undergraduate employability in Sydney (QILT, 2017)

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Practical learning

Real-world, hands-on experience

Real-world, hands-on experience

Our programs help you transition from the classroom to the workplace. Macquarie's award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) units offer you opportunities for real industry experience as part of your degree.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

Macquarie's information technology facilities are cutting edge, giving you the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. We've recently invested $10 million in the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub, and are surrounded by industry collaborators in the heart of Macquarie Park Innovation District.

What our students say

Shanis Lovin

Shanis Lovin

Bachelor of Information Technology

IT at Macquarie is so broad – I’ve been able to study web design, computer graphics and games design, and I’m now fluent in programming languages such as JavaScript, CSS and Python. My course has been designed to ensure we develop a cross-disciplinary skill set so that when we graduate, we’re prepared for a range of careers.

My subject convenors are really interested in helping us learn and they encourage us to grab all the opportunities Macquarie makes available to us.

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