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Major

Software Information Systems

Bachelor of Information Technology

This major is for students who want to pursue a career in developing and managing databases.

Learn about cutting-edge approaches to large-scale database design, including systems that span multiple organisations.

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies with information systems, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • IT application specialist
  • Systems software engineer
  • Software architect
  • Systems consultant
  • Information systems auditor

Early-career salary

Systems Engineer

$49K–$86K

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Mid-career salary

Software Architect (Applications)

$78K–$146K

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How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Information Analysis and System Design
  • Web Information Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Database Systems

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