While IT is often used to describe computers and computer networks, it actually includes all layers of all systems within an organization – from the physical hardware to the operating systems , applications , databases , storage , servers and more. UNESCO defines IT as, Scientific, Technological and Engineering disciplines and the management techniques used in information handling and processing, their application, computers and their interaction with man and machine, and associated social, economical and cultural matters.
You’ll develop an understanding of infrastructure technology, operating systems and visual information systems, and have the option to focus your studies on areas that interest you such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), programming or web applications.
In 2015, 97 per cent of our University’s research had been assessed at a world-class standard or above by the Excellence in Research for Australia ratings which included the fields of artificial intelligence and image processing, disrupted computing and information systems.
What drives information technology is competition within the business environment and the progression of computer technology that it is a part of. The systems of technology involve varied shapes of many state of the art devices that help in the transmission of information to managers translating such information to their decisions in the organization’s operations.
Using the general phases of the SDLC (information systems planning, analysis, design, implementation, and support) there could be a project to develop a strategic information systems plan; another project to complete a systems analysis for a new system; another project to create a detailed database design; another to install new hardware or software; and another to provide new user training.