The Information Technology courses at Dickson College help students to develop a broad range of ICT skills. All units taught in Information Technology have a rigorous academic focus and provide an opportunity for students to achieve nationally recognised vocational qualifications.
Students enrolled in Information Technology courses at Dickson College can earn a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT20115) while also working towards a university entrance score (ATAR) or an accredited package. Students can mix and match units from the following streams to make up a double major (7 units), major/minor (5.5 units) and major (3.5 units).
Information Technology units follow this structure:
Robotics and Mechatronics
Digital Assets and Skills
Building and Programming Circuits
Programming and Platforms
Digital and Analog Interactions
Robotics and Mechatronic Systems
Applications of Robotics
The faculty has many links to industry, universities and CIT/TAFE, which allow students to gain valuable on-the-job experience outside the classroom. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various prestigious competitions like the UAV Outback Challenge and the UNSW Programming Competition. The faculty philosophy is to ensure that students enjoy learning in a creative and stimulating environment. To complement and reinforce the work done in class and to help students extend their learning at home, software is made available for free. If a free version or licence is not available, then Open Source software is used to ensure equitable access for all students.