If you’re studying IT at university, chances are you’re thinking of it as a career path. Which university courses in Australia see their graduates get the most jobs, and which courses have the highest satisfaction rating? Data from the newly-launched My University site gives us some indications.
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Like any top-level summary, the data from the My University site needs to be treated with caution (this post at The Conversation is a handy summary of some of the issues involved). It certainly shouldn’t be the sole basis for choosing where you study, but it can help with the decision.
In the table below, we’ve listed the data for all universities which list computing and information systems as one of their study areas on the site. For each area, we’ve included the overall satisfaction rating (SR); the retention rate (RR, which indicates what proportion of students end up dropping IT studies); the number of starting students in those courses (SS, which is one indicator of the scale of the IT faculty); and graduate employment percentages for the institution (FTE). The graduate employment figures only cover what happens four months out from the end of a course and cover the entire university, so they don’t necessarily indicate your long-term career prospects.
You can click on the column headings to filter or sort results.
The My University site contains additional data on each university and allows you to compare campuses, so once you’ve selected any candidates, it’s definitely worth digging in for additional information. And feel free to share your own university IT course experiences in the comments.