Course Detail

Bachelor of Information Technology (Web Design and Development)


Undergraduate

With more communication and commerce being conducted online than ever before, the web provides incredible opportunities for businesses and individuals working in web development. Web design has become an integral part of our personal and business lives. Animated graphics, key words, user interface design, usability testing and easy to use information flows give customised websites a competitive edge in today's digital media economy.

Web designers and developers create visual architecture for the web using code that is clean, maintainable, user-friendly and responsive to changing business needs and customer requirements.

Careers include web developers, web designers, mobile developers, web database administrators and web analysts.

This degree

The Bachelor of Information Technology provides foundation knowledge of organisational areas in IT, including:

  • Database management
  • Programming
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Communications and networks
  • Security
  • eBusiness
  • Project management
  • Web-based technology
  • Professional practice in IT

You will be able to choose your major in your second year after studying a common core of subjects that links our computer science, IT and information systems degrees. Find your strengths and interests as you study the fundamentals of computer science and IT: programming, problem solving, network and communications, web technology, data management, system analysis, human–computer interaction, and project management. You’ll also complete a final-year capstone team project.

You can also choose to study a double degree with Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts or Business. These programs of study will provide you with a broad experience of technology using various industry products such as Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, SAP and Cisco.

What you will study

This course provides you with the technical knowledge to design and develop effective websites and web applications for online shopping, online auctions, employee kiosks, online catalogues or social networks. You'll learn about issues related to usability and accessibility, navigation, site structure and information architecture.

Web development subjects include:

  • Web graphic design
  • Interface design
  • Standardised code and proprietary software
  • User experience design
  • Search engine optimisation

In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.


Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.0/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AU $33,840 per year

Admission Requirements

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study 

124

30%

Vocational education & training study 

26

6%

Work & life experience 

11

3%

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only 

28

7%

ATAR plus additional criteria 

18

4%

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) 

52

13%

International students 

151

37%

All students

410

100%

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR Selection Rank 
Highest rank to receive an offer

99.40

99.40

Median rank to receive an offer

72.95

76.40

Lowest rank to receive an offer

64.15

65.85

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)