SAP Australia and tertiary education institution, the Holmesglen Institute, have begun offering a new degree, the Bachelor of Information Technology, aimed at turning out more graduates with dedicated enterprise-focused IT skills.
The course provides students the option of completing an IT diploma through the Institute in 18 months, and the option to stay on for an additional two years to complete a Bachelor of Information Technology.
The degree is made up of 16 subject units, ten of whcih are SAP-focused, covering topics from end user benefits through to database design and specialising in a specific application area such as HR, payroll, supply chain and logistics.
Holmesglen Institute course leader, Sharon Berman, claimed the new course would address a gap in the education market and help turn out graduates with business analyst skills and a strong practical knowledge of SAP.
“It’s important that correctly targeted courses are available locally to fuel the skills need in Australia,” Berman said in a statement.
Students nearing completion of the degree will also be able to undertake industry placement in for 14-16 weeks within companies who run the software.
The course is due to start in February 2011 with a 25 student capacity.