About the course
In the sciences, specialisations include:
* spatial analysis
* plant biotechnology
and minors in a range of subject areas tailored to meet the needs of industry.
In Information Technology, students undertake a core that examines the principles fundamental to the information systems and computing discipline.
This is combined with a study of emerging directions in areas as diverse as corporate information systems, networking and data communications, intelligent systems, and multimedia.
Where it will take you
Graduates will find employment in a wide range of areas in science and /or information technology. They will be able to pursue careers in either field but will have an added dimension that will facilitate their professional development.
Graduates of a science degree are sought-after for positions in merchant banking and corporate trading where their analytical skills are highly valued. More conventional avenues of employment are in government and industry departments and research laboratories. Their work may involve research, development and design of new products and processes, sample testing and laboratory management.
There are opportunities for graduates of information technology in a large range of industry and government organisations. These include positions as programmer/analysts, web developers, network administrators and end user support.
Graduates from the double degree program are in strong demand from employers because they benefit greatly from graduates who can communicate across a range of disciplines. Specific areas of employment for graduates of the double degree include design of scientific software, laboratory automation and scientific modelling.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points (32 subjects or equivalent). Upon completion of the program, students graduate with two awards, the Bachelor of Science (Bsc) and the Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfoTech).
Students completing the Chemistry major are required to complete a minimum of six weeks industrial work experience to qualify for graduation.