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Matt — Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
Why did you choose to study
computing and IT?
I’ve had a keen interest in computers
and technology for a number of years,
and I’ve been working in the field for a
while too. I chose my course so that I
could further my career.
What is the best thing about your course?
The best thing about my course is the variety of areas you
learn about within the IT industry. Although I’m currently
completing an IT systems degree, I have learnt about many
different areas of the industry, which has given me a taste of
what it has to offer.
What is the worst thing about your course?
The balance of full-time work and part-time study over the
past few years has been a challenge for me to juggle.
Fortunately, my workplace is flexible, and this allows me to
attend classes and have time off to study for exams.
What does your course involve?
My course is made up of a bit of everything. Lectures are a
time to discuss new learning areas within your unit. They
don’t get too technical as these classes are more focused
around understanding the basics. Technical discussions are
more common in tutorials. The tutorials allow students to
discuss topics they have touched on in lectures on a more
We generally work within small groups and discuss solutions
to questions or possible scenarios raised by the tutor.
Laboratory classes allow students to get in front of a
computer and try out what they have learnt and discussed in
Have you found work in your field?
Before starting my course I had already been employed in the
IT field. The reason for starting my degree after having
already worked in the field was for me to be able to grow my
knowledge and experience within some other areas that work
cannot provide for me. Before starting my current role, I had
successfully completed a certificate III and IV in information
What advice would you give to students considering
studying computing and IT?
My strongest recommendation to students is to ensure they
are motivated throughout their course. If the motivation and
the passion are not there it will become difficult for students to
complete the degree and complete it well. Computers and
technology are ever-changing so it is important to keep up
with what is happening within the industry. Students can keep
up to date by reading articles and books or by simply
Will you complete further study?
It is a goal of mine to go on to complete a masters degree
once I’ve finished my course.
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The fees shown are for the whole course and are approximate. Confirm with the institution concerned. For an explanation of abbreviations, see page 429.
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