INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Information Technology courses at Dickson College aim to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of ICT skills. All units taught in Information Technology have a rigorous academic focus as well as interaction with real world problems.

Students enrolled in Information Technology courses can work towards a university entrance score (ATAR) or an accredited package. The emphasis on research, deconstructing problems and building solutions allows students to gain skills needed to thrive in both the workforce and further study. 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 are structured as follows:

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

  • Unit 1: Digital Assets and Skills
  • Unit 2: Programming and Platforms
  • Unit 3: Digital Solutions
  • Unit 4: Structured Project or Negotiated Study

ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS

  • UNIT 1: Building and Programming Circuits
  • UNIT 2: Robotics and Mechatronic Systems
  • UNIT 3: Applications of Robotics
  • UNIT 4: Negotiated Study

Our philosophy in the faculty is to ensure that our students enjoy their learning experiences. To ensure equitable access for all students, we try to make our software available for free to complement and reinforce the work done in the labs. If a free version is not available, then we try to use Open Source software.