The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering)

Course code: HE20525

Course duration
3 years full-time or
6 years part-time

Meadowbank Campus


Start date
30 July 2018

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The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) will give you the skills you need to build the data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Big data is a fast evolving field in business and commerce and there is a growing demand for professionals with the expertise to build information technology (IT) solutions to manage big data.

You will learn about IT systems, concepts and methodologies, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of networking, technology and systems, data security and infrastructure engineering. As well as studying theory, you will develop analytical and critical evaluation skills that you will apply to practical projects and simulated workplaces.

This TAFE NSW Bachelor of information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) has been designed to train graduates to fill data architect and data engineer roles.

Download the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) brochure.

Why study with us?

Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:

  • Developed in consultation with industry to give you the skills that employers are looking for
  • Practical and industry-focused study. The course uses workplace situations to build knowledge of the industry
  • Guaranteed small class sizes for excellent individual support
  • Balance of strong technical skills and analytical problem solving
  • State-of-the-art equipment for practical, hands-on learning

Career opportunities

  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Need to know

Information session dates

Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 7pm. Meadowbank Campus P Block - Level 4

Thursday 12 July 2018 at 7pm. Meadowbank Campus P Block - Level 4


Full-time: 20 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time: 10 hours per week face-to-face

Course structure

For full details about the structure of the program and an overview of the subjects please download Course Structure (PDF 492KB)

Course fees and fee-help information

In 2018, tuition fees for the course will be $1,200 per subject. Students must complete 24 subjects, so the total cost of this course will be $28,800*.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.


*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

See TAFE NSW Higher Education Applying and Fees for more information. Fees are subject to change - always check the website for the latest information.

International students

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees contact our international team on +61 2 9942 3539



FEE-HELP is available to eligible Australian students. The Australian government provides assistance to higher education students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme available to eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees.

Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following entry requirements to be considered eligible for admission:

  • a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent, or
  • a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate, or
  • Certificate IV level or above, or higher vocational qualification, or
  • the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

If you don't meet the above educational requirements you may apply for entry into this course based on mature age or educational disadvantage. Please contact us if you wish to apply for special admission.

You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.

Additional requirements

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, you may be invited to a pre-admission interview to determine your suitability for the course. The interview may include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.


How to apply

Applications are open for Semester 2, 2018 from 30 April 2018.

Download a TAFE NSW Higher Education Application Form for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering), on the Applying and fees page and follow the instructions on the form to complete your submission and lodge your application in person, by mail or by email to our Meadowbank Campus.


Development programs

A number of opportunities exist for our higher education students outside their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.


In 2016, TAFE NSW Northern Sydney launched Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.

As a member of an Enactus team, you’ll develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.


Any questions?

If you would like further information about the course or have any questions, you can contact us by phone or email.

Telephone: 02 9942 3702 or 131 674

Our industry partners

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