William Asiata

As a postgraduate information technology student, William's looks forward to finding work in the private or public sector when he graduates.

Key facts

Programme: Master of Information Technology

Programme: Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

“When I graduated with a BSc in Mathematics a few years ago I wasn’t really sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue.

“I went around trying out a few different jobs and discovered the procedures and technologies used in many businesses and organisations were somewhat behind where the latest technologies were heading in a digitally connected world.

“That’s when I decided it was a good time to get on the ICT bandwagon and advance my software development and data science skills.

The thing I like about getting a qualification in information technology is that there is little risk of losing your job as other jobs become more automated.

William Asiata

“In this programme, you have the opportunity to learn advanced theoretical and practical concepts across both computer technology and business managerial fields. This provides a balance of scientific, research, management and leadership skills.

“I have chosen to focus on artificial intelligence, distributed computing, database management and cyber security, as well as the design and analysis of adaptive enterprise systems within complex world environments. These are very stimulating topics.

“I expect this qualification will lead me into a junior software development or data science role, and at some point down the track I’d like to work as a technology consultant or manager for a government agency.”