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Top 5 Information Technology Faculties in Australia for 2023 Revealed

If you enjoy science, dynamic problem solving and computers, you may be the perfect candidate for a degree in Information Technology. 

Choosing the perfect place to study can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve explored the best places in Australia to study a Bachelor of Information Technology or a similar degree. 

Keep reading to find out all you need to know!

#5. Monash University

Monash University

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Monash University is ranked 5th in Australia for Computer Science and Information Systems and the 6th best Australian university overall. 

It is also the 73rd best university globally for a Bachelor of Education, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. 

Learn what it’s like studying an undergraduate IT degree at Monash University!


Monash Uni can be found across four campuses near Melbourne. A Bachelor of Information Technology is offered at the biggest of the four, Clayton Campus!

A Bachelor of Information Technology is designed for school leavers or anyone who doesn’t yet have an undergraduate degree. It is a three-year degree. 

There are 12 majors and minors in a Bachelor of Information and Technology, some of which include:

The university has a partnership with the Australian Federal Police to offer the Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement and Community Safety Lab.

The degree also requires you to complete a Capstone Project for your major and offers the opportunity to work with an industry partner.

If you’re considering studying at Monash University, check out the scholarships available.

Entry Requirements 

The 2023 Guaranteed ATAR for a Bachelor of Information Technology at Monash University is 75.

You must have a study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. You must have also completed two units of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

#4. University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney (USyd) is the 4th best place to study Information Technology in Australia and the 41st best worldwide, according to QS Top University rankings by Subject 2023.

It’s also Australia’s 4th best university overall, according to QS Top Universities Australia 2023. 


USyd is a great uni if you’re a fan of traditional architecture and inner-city dwelling. It will also test your academic rigour while boasting many great clubs and social events! 

This university removed their Bachelor of Information Technology a couple of years ago, but you can still study a major in Information Systems (Engineering) as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing. 

The four-year Bachelor of Advanced Computing is also offered as a double degree with a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Health) or Bachelor of Science (Medical Science). You therefore have the chance to graduate with a very transferable set of skills! 

During this major, you will study the use and impact of computing systems in the workplace. You’ll also design and implement systems that can help organisations to deliver more efficient data. 

This hand-on major also requires you to complete a Capstone Project, which allows you to implement all your study in a realistic task that considers analysis of various information systems. 

A major like this will set you on track for a postgraduate degree, or will give you the skills to work as a system analyst, technology manager or computer program developer. 

If you’re thinking about studying at USYD, discover the scholarships they have on offer!

Entry Requirements 

The 2023 Guaranteed ATAR for each degree offering an Information Systems major is as follows: 

USyd also offers some admission pathways, including the Academic Excellence Scheme for students who did not achieve their desired ATAR, but did receive a Band 5 or 6 in high-level English or Maths. 

Learn about the pros and cons of studying Advanced Computing at USYD!

#3. The University of New South Wales 

UNSW Information Technology

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At number 3 for Information Technology in Australia, we have The University of New South Wales (UNSW). UNSW is also in the top 57 universities for this subject, worldwide. 

This university is 4th in Australia overall, according to QS Top Universities Australia 2023. 


UNSW is found in one of Sydney’s most ideal locations. From its Kensington campus, you can take a bus to Bondi beach, Centennial Parklands or the shopping precinct of Paddington!

The Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science) through UNSW Engineering will see you well on your way to becoming an IT specialist. During this three-year degree, you will learn all the fundamentals of information technology, including discrete mathematics and data algorithms. 

In this degree, you can select from six optional majors. For a specialised IT degree, you may choose to specialise in Artificial Intelligence, which will see you on the front foot of current mining, manufacturing and information trends. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to study ten different elective units across the UNSW trimesters, giving you an incredible dynamic university experience. You may even choose to undertake an optional minor by combining electives — this could include Psychology, Accounting and Finance, among eight different options. 

Check out the various scholarships UNSW has on offer!

Entry Requirements 

The Bachelor of Computer Science lists Mathematics Extension 1 as assumed knowledge. 

The lowest entry mark for this course in 2022 is an ATAR of 90.

UNSW also offers some alternative pathways, including the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme. If your ATAR was within 10 points of the guaranteed entry mark, you may be eligible to have your skills in mathematics, physics and other sciences evaluated alongside your general attitude to learning. 

Discover the pros and cons of studying Computer Science at UNSW!

#2. Australian National University 

ANU Information Technology

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The Australian National University (ANU) is ranked 2nd in Australia for Information Technology, according to QS Top University rankings by Subject 2023. It’s also 56th in the world for this subject. 

If you study at ANU, you’ll be at Australia’s best university, overall, according to QS Top Universities Australia 2023. 


At ANU, you’ll be surrounded by some of Australia’s most iconic places, like Parliament House and the War Memorial. You’ll also be a short drive from some great dining precincts, including Manuka and Kingston. 

ANU offers a Bachelor of Information Technology as part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. This degree is offered under Professor Tom Gedeon. 

In this degree, you’ll be equipped to understand the ever-changing nature of TV, gaming systems, mobile phones, music and the like. You will begin by studying computer fundamentals before progressing into the more challenging and innovative notions of IT. 

As a specialised undergraduate course, the Bachelor of Information Technology offers tailored majors. You can choose from Advanced Intelligent Systems, Data Science, Intelligent Systems, Information Systems, Cyber Security and Software Development. 

Let’s break a couple of these down:

In the Intelligent Systems major, you’ll learn about AI and optimisation. You will graduate with a keen understanding of machine learning, intelligence agents and bio-inspired computing (including algorithms). 

A major in Cyber Security will have you learning about reverse-engineer systems and management of contemporary cyber security situations. 

If ANU is the university you’re planning on studying at, you should check out available scholarships!

Entry Requirements 

Currently, the Bachelor of Information Technology requires a minimum ATAR of 80. 

You must also have studied a Mathematics major (ACT) or Mathematics Advanced (NSW) subject in Year 12. 

ANU applicants are also assessed on their service to school or community groups. This university also offers adjustment factors in some settings.

#1. The University of Melbourne 

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The University of Melbourne is currently the best ranked place for Information Technology in Australia, and 41st in the world, according to QS Top University Rankings By Subject 2023. 

University of Melbourne is also Australia’s 2nd best ranked uni by QS Top Universities 2023. 


We’ve said it before — we love the University of Melbourne’s location! Here, you’ll be surrounded by great coffee shops and bars, complemented by a thriving academic culture. 

There is no undergraduate degree in Information Technology at University of Melbourne. Instead, Melbourne Uni offers a Bachelor of Science course with majors in Computing and Software Systems, Maths and Statistics and other related disciplines.

This will then carve out your pathway to a Master of Information Technology at Melbourne Uni, where you’ll get professional accreditation from the  Australian Computer Society!

Melbourne Uni also offers students access to industry infrastructure and venues. You will get to work with the Microsoft Centre of Social and Natural User Interfaces and the exclusive Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence, available to just two universities. 

Scholarships are available at Melbourne Uni and you should definitely consider applying for some if you’d like to study there!

Entry Requirements 

At University of Melbourne, you must study any undergraduate degree before enrolling in a Master of Information Technology. You must also:

  • Have a WAM of at least 65%
  • Have studied one technical subject focused on computer programming (taken at any tertiary year level)

Note: Getting into a Master of Information Technology at Melbourne Uni is highly competitive with over 1000 students applying each year!

Additionally, if you want reduce the time taken to finish your Master, you can major in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline during your undergraduate!

University of Melbourne’s Computing and Software Systems major can be a pathway to a Master of Information Technology and a Master of Computer Science.

Melbourne Uni requires students to score at least a 25 in English or a 30 in EAL. 

Psst! Keen to get into one of these universities? Make sure you’ve got an ATAR goal so that you know what marks you need to achieve this year!

Lucinda Garbutt-Young hopes to one day be writing for a big-shot newspaper… or maybe just for a friendly magazine in the arts sector. Right now, she is enjoying studying a Bachelor of Public Communication (Public Relations and Journalism) at UTS while she writes on the side. She also loves making coffees for people in her job as a barista, and loves nothing more than a sun shower.

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