Australian Universities IT Schools Ranking by Size

Australian Universities IT Schools Ranking by Size

Studying Information Technology

The rapid increase in available information has made studying information technology (IT) in Australia a good choice for students interested in the technicalities associated with storing, retrieving, and transmitting data. The best IT programs offered by Australian universities prepare students for a growing number of IT jobs that help organizations increase productivity and maximize the use of technology.

IT Courses in Australia

With the growing demand for IT professionals in the job market, many universities have several options for studying IT. In terms of student numbers enrolled, RMIT University (RMIT), Monash University (Monash), and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) head the list of top-ranked universities.

RMIT has gained international recognition for its excellence in teaching and research for IT. Its Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems uses state-of-the-art equipment and interactive learning places to teach students the combined concepts of IT and business management to help achieve the goals of any organization. Another option is Bachelor in Information Technology,in which students gain hands-on experience in choosing, developing, and maintaining software and hardware.

Monash offers the Master of Business Information Systems to postgraduate students who want to broaden their knowledge on designing, planning, and managing information systems. Another example of a postgraduate program is QUT’s Master of Information Science. This course trains students for work in a technology-driven environment through the development of the necessary technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Information Technology Student Numbers in Australian Universities
RMIT University (rmit) 3070 903 3973
Monash University (monash) 2005 1130 3135
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 2176 924 3100
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 1709 957 2666
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 2016 564 2580
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 1861 690 2551
Charles Sturt University (csu) 999 1240 2239
Federation University Australia (feduni) 934 1087 2021
Deakin University (deakin) 1377 556 1933
CQ University (cqu) 795 778 1573
University of New South Wales (unsw) 1017 545 1562
University of Tasmania (utas) 1296 187 1483
University of Western Sydney (uws) 1337 99 1436
Murdoch University (murdoch) 1279 140 1419
Macquarie University (mq) 1233 161 1394
Victoria University (vicuni) 553 744 1297
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 908 364 1272
James Cook University (jcu) 834 424 1258
Griffith University (griffith) 950 306 1256
University of Queensland (uq) 831 346 1177
University of Canberra (canberra) 862 288 1150
La Trobe University (latrobe) 555 558 1113
University of South Australia (unisa) 793 308 1101
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 915 158 1073
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 639 311 950
University of Sydney (usyd) 489 428 917
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 245 489 734
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 10 686 696
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 363 148 511
Australian National University (anu) 347 130 477
Flinders University (flinders) 290 82 372
University of New England (une) 186 140 326
Southern Cross University (scu) 276 9 285
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 200 28 228
University of Western Australia (uwa) 157 63 220
Australian Catholic University (acu) 142 33 175
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 153 9 162
Bond University (bond) 65 10 75
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 0 0

The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the information technology area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Information Technology Student Numbers
Federation University Australia (feduni) 11.6 24.8 15.6
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 9.8 6.4 8.4
CQ University (cqu) 6.5 17.1 8.3
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 7.5 10.9 8
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 7.1 7.6 7.1
University of Canberra (canberra) 7.2 8.2 7
RMIT University (rmit) 6.7 7.9 6.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 6.4 8.7 6.8
Murdoch University (murdoch) 6.5 3.5 5.9
Charles Sturt University (csu) 3.7 11.1 5.7
James Cook University (jcu) 5.4 8 5.7
University of Tasmania (utas) 6.3 3.4 5.5
Monash University (monash) 4.3 6.4 4.9
Victoria University (vicuni) 2.5 16 4.8
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 4.7 6.1 4.8
Deakin University (deakin) 4.3 4.3 4.2
Totals Average (mean) (%) 3.9 4.7 4
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 3.7 4.5 3.6
Macquarie University (mq) 4.6 1.4 3.6
University of Western Sydney (uws) 3.9 1.5 3.4
La Trobe University (latrobe) 2.2 7 3.3
University of South Australia (unisa) 3.2 4.1 3.3
University of New South Wales (unsw) 3.2 2.9 3
Griffith University (griffith) 2.9 3.5 2.9
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 3.8 1.7 2.9
University of Queensland (uq) 2.4 2.8 2.4
Australian National University (anu) 3.5 1.2 2.3
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 3 1.2 2.1
Southern Cross University (scu) 2.5 0.4 2
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 2 2 1.9
University of Sydney (usyd) 1.5 2.1 1.7
University of New England (une) 1.4 2.2 1.6
Flinders University (flinders) 2.1 1 1.6
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 0.7 4.9 1.5
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 1.9 0.7 1.5
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 0 2.6 1.3
Bond University (bond) 2.1 0.5 1.2
University of Western Australia (uwa) 0.8 1.1 0.9
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0.7 0.6 0.7
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 0 0

Key & Notes

* Percentages: – displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the information technology area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages