Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

Extend your prior learning in IT to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen discipline through research exploration within this honours degree.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Deakin’s Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the discipline of Information Technology through focused research project in your area of interest. Throughout the program you’ll acquire valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.

The coursework component of the honours program provides you with advanced theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research or project development, while the research project provides you with opportunities to conduct a research project and document this in a thesis, or to focus on practical application of research through a project development. The research component develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration or project development.

An honours degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market and creates a pathway to further Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) study or IT industry. For more information on career outcomes for this course, please refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program requires that students have completed a Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) and hold an overall level of academic performance of 65% or greater in their level 3 units.  An alternative entry pathway to the Honours Program for consideration is the evidence of relevant work experience assessed through an interview process. Read More

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.

The 8 credit points will include the following:

  • 4 core units (totalling 6 credit points)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 2 level 7 SIT elective units (totalling 2 credit points) (select the remaining 2 credit points from a range of level 7 SIT elective units listed below)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

 

Key information

Award granted
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Year
2019 course information
Deakin code
S470
CRICOS code?
063354G
Level
Undergraduate
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per semester. This means that a course offered in Semester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Semester 2. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - January

  • Start date: January
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Cloud (online)

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Cloud (online)

Additional course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Participation requirements

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

Entry requirements

Entry information

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.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

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)

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

Admissions information

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).

You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

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 for prior learning. 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 for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning 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.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin
Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


Entry pathways

Course pathways to obtain Bachelor’s degree include: 1. Through Deakin – start the same course at a difference campus or start a related course then meet the requirements and apply to transfer, or complete and associate degree then apply for your coal course; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe or a private provider (RTOS)  – Complete one-year diploma, then apply for recognition of prior learning and your Deakin course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning

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Disclaimers:
Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin  are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

Further study options

Graduates may wish to apply for further study in Higher Degrees by Research.

Why choose Deakin

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment or to succeed in further study such as Higher Degrees by Research.

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

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more information technology areas through coursework and research that uses appropriate principles and methods.

Communication

Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

Digital literacy

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more information technology areas through coursework and research that uses appropriate principles and methods.

Critical thinking

Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

Problem solving

Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Teamwork

Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

Global citizenship

Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Approved by Faculty Board 7 June 2018

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