Federation University Information Technology degree

Federation University Information Technology degree

Mad for apps

By Sarah Keenihan

A new degree at Federation University prepares students to make ‘the next big thing’ in mobile apps.

“The world of mobile apps is massive,” explains Federation University Information Technology degree course coordinator Alastair Lansley. “The number of jobs in this area is only going to increase.”

Love your phone? Can’t get enough apps in your life? There’s a course for that. Known as MADS, the Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development and Security) at Federation University sets students up to create ‘the next big thing’ in apps. It’s a new degree and tailor made to get you ready for the workplace faster and can lead to a number of career areas.

Alastair says the course is for anyone who wants to work in emerging fields. “You don’t need to be super-technical: you just have to be keen.”

The Federation University Information Technology degree focuses on technical and design skills, and is linked to industry for practical training.

Hayley Borg is in her third year of the Federation University Information Technology degree. “When I started I had no knowledge in this area,” she says. “Now I can program, design software and solve technical problems.”

Federation University Information Technology degree options

Hayley is also doing an extended Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) degree, which involves paid work experience with IBM.

“I’m working on an app that gets rid of paper documents for hospice care. I love making it work from a technical point of view,” she says.

“I found a course dedicated to being on my phone,” she says. “And now I’m working with IBM.”

TO GET THERE:  Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development and Security) & Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice), Federation University

“You don’t need to be super-technical: you just have to be keen.”

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