Computer science



Computer science gives you the skills to design and develop advanced software and systems, along with the capacity to create and integrate new computing technologies that enhance effective business operations in today’s digital age. With a focus on the technological aspects of IT, you can develop the knowledge and skills to build a wide range of applications to solve the technological challenges of today and tomorrow.

I've had a number of opportunities during my time at Deakin. I've been on two short study tours to China and Indonesia, with a third to Japan planned for next year.

Bethany Smith

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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Get an edge in the job market through hands-on experience and high-level theoretical training. Our modern facilities are equipped with cutting-edge technology, helping you learn by doing rather than just seeing.

Computer science courses

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The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills, and with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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Industry connections

Industry experience in every IT degree

Every IT student at Deakin has an opportunity to do a work placement or internship, where you can apply your learning and gain sought-after industry-specific experience. Working within the professional work environment gives you the chance to experience what work life is like after your degree, develop professional networks and explore career opportunities, all while gaining credit towards your degree.

Work-integrated learning

Studying our Bachelor of Computer Science means you will undertake an internship that gives you valuable industry experience and credit towards your degree. The internship is set within a professional work environment, giving you an opportunity to apply your learning, develop professional networks and explore career opportunities for when you graduate.


Our computer science courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which means your degree is recognised by industry and may lead to better job opportunities when you graduate.

Career opportunities

IT offers an exciting future, with graduates in computer science being able to be employed in a range of areas such as:

  • data analytics and big data
  • database development and administration
  • data communications and management
  • software development
  • software engineering
  • solutions architecture
  • systems programming.

As your experience develops, you’ll be able to progress into project management positions.

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