IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
3 years full time
Technology is an important driver to address 21st century problems. This course combines IT skills with design knowledge to build technologically astute graduates who can negotiate, adapt and deliver solutions in a changing world. Previously, neither IT or creative arts degrees address this clear employment outcome. Both schools recognize this sits at the intersection of their course offering and are pleased to finally be able to address this need with a combined course titled Digital Technologies.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
15 common core units (16 credit points)
- 16 credit points of core units
- 2 credit points from core options listed below
- 6 elective units
- No more than 12 credit points at level 1
- Academic Integrity AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
2 Core Options units
Students to select 2 of:
2018 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Waterfront (Geelong)
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and presentation of a portfolio of work to a satisfactory standard.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply
All Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) will be required to complete a portfolio of work presented to a satisfactory standard.
Download our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about folio submission.
To submit your folio please go to www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications
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IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
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Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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Specifically the Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) enables students to bring together their design skills to address problems using 21st century digital technologies. Students will develop skills in web design and development, interactive application design, mobile application design and development and entrepreneurship. These skills translate into careers in digital content production, applicable in disciplines of advertising to education.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Utilize agile, practical and theoretical proficiencies in the unified application of digital design technologies for information, immersion and augmentation. Graduates will be able to meet client requirements in a rapidly changing industry setting.
Interpret and transmit ideas and interactions employing specific language, concepts and technologies to response to intelligent digital application scenarios.
Utilize theoretical knowledge and practical skills to evaluate digital applications with regard to software development.
Develop skills in critical thinking and the analytical evaluation of digital applications. Creatively engage with a range of strategies to demonstrate professional prototyping and industry outcomes.
Utilize design thinking methods to empathise, analyse, ideate, prototype and test complex interactive, augmented and human centred design products.
Initiate autonomous and self-directed management techniques; demonstrating professional responsibility and accountability to a wide range of digital applications.
Lead, deliver and perform within a collaborative team to produce broad professional outcomes within a multidisciplinary and agile creative environment.
Critically engage designs capacity to act as an agent of change in multiple contexts. To identify and develop proposals for personal and corporate social, cultural and ethical responsibilities in a global and domestic context
Approved by Faculty Board March 2017
How to apply
Apply through VTAC
Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Deakin International office or Deakin representative
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Credit for prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.