Gain a solid IT foundation and develop expertise in data analytics.
Analyse and visualise rich data sources, spot data trends, and generate data management strategies.
Train with software tools used by professionals in the industry.
Gain valuable knowledge and insights from our industry partnerships – the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and the leader in business analytics software – SAS.
Study a 100% online IT and data analytics degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Combining two highly sought after areas of technology – data analytics and information technology – this degree will help you enter the workforce, or advance your career in the revolutionary field of IT and big data.
Taught by leading researchers, you’ll learn to analyse and visualise rich data sources, how to spot data trends and to generate data management strategies. Discover how data can be used to achieve organisational objectives, whether it be through cost reductions, faster and more effective decision-making processes, or the development of new products and services.
The flexibility of this degree puts you in control of when and where you study. We provide personalised and extended-hour support so you have the best chance to succeed and thrive in your studies.
Why a Bachelor of Information Technology and Data Analytics
There is an acute shortage of data scientists, with a recent McKinsey Global Institute report1 projecting a 50 per cent gap between demand and supply by 2018. Professionals with strong data management and analytic skills are in demand and projected to increase in the future.
This degree has been designed in consultation with industry including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and the leader in business analytics software – SAS.
Employers look for people who can hit the ground running. You’ll learn the same software and technology used in the industry, so you’ll be ready for the workplace when you graduate. During your studies, you’ll develop strong communication skills that will prepare you to present clear ideas and important business decisions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.
This degree is informed by research and leading-edge developments in the industry, as well as research being carried out through the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The University of South Australia is the national headquarters for the $88 million CRC in big data. The Data to Decisions CRC is set to boost national security and places the University of South Australia at the forefront of industry and academic research collaboration.
1McKinsey Global Institute. Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity, May 2011