A passion for programming led Cameron to master his trade

13 March 2023

Cameron Jameson developed a keen interest in programming early in his IT career, so once he’d completed an undergraduate degree in Information Technology (IT) – he decided to enrol in a masters.

“I wanted to pursue further education at postgraduate level, not only to advance my IT knowledge, but I also wanted to eventually step into teaching,” the CQUniversity (CQU) graduate explained.

“I chose the MIT at CQU because I could do it online and working professionally, full time, meant that I didn't have time to take off to attend classes,” he said.

“One thing that particularly interested me about the MIT was that I could do a software and design development major. I was doing a lot of programming and scripting already in my professional IT role so that would help me expand on that knowledge area.”

The Rockhampton-based IT expert said the course’s flexible approach to learning suited his already busy life.

“I had employment responsibility and I’m a father, so I've got a parenting responsibility as well. In order to juggle those two, I wasn't really able to attend mandatory weekly lectures at set times, so studying online gave me the personal flexibility to be able to go home at night, after I put the kids to bed, and be able to watch the lecture recordings, read unit content and study and learn that way in my own time.”

Cameron said that despite studying online, there was still plenty of support provided through his studies.

“In the capstone unit, I had a really great unit coordinator who we did weekly zoom sessions with so we kept up-to-date,” Cameron recalls.

“We're able to ask any questions – they were contactable and replied pretty quickly to communications.”

To find out more about Information Technology courses at CQUniversity visit www.cqu.edu.au/courses/information-systems-technology