New IT qualifications
Eight new majors within the Ucol Bachelor of information and communications (BICT) begin in 2019. The new majors include business and systems analysis, data management and analytics, security, project management, network engineering, software engineering, systems administration, and web and mobile development.
Local business owner Mark Easton from Nodero says that having a BICT degree is important to the growth of local companies and the future of local students. He says it’s good to have students around.
“They can network while studying and this gives them the opportunity to gain internships while studying, something that is not as easy to do when studying extramurally.”
Mark said that having an IT qualification from a tertiary institute makes candidates stand out and that they arrive on the job with skills that employers are looking for. This is especially important for the IT sector.