Computer science offers an exciting future where you could find employment as an IT professional in any of Australia’s 19 industry sectors, in roles such as:
- software development
- software engineering
- computing systems architecture
- data science and analytics
- data management and administration
- information security
- new technology research
- robotics development and applications
As your experience develops, you’ll be able to progress into positions such as technical lead, senior developer or project manager. With further studies, computer scientists are well positioned to take on senior management roles such Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Deakin punches well above its weight with computer science. Students access talented and passionate staff who apply innovative and engaging teaching practices.
senior lecturer, school of information technology
Computer science excellence
Computer science at Deakin has been ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Source: 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities). This performance ranking reflects our teaching and research excellence in this progressive field of study and ensures we are well positioned to prepare you for a career in this exciting area.
Modern facilities with the latest technology
In our regularly updated facilities and fully equipped computer labs, you'll access the latest software and technologies. The new Robotics and Internet of Things (RiOT) studio has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. You'll also have access to professional software products, such as programming IDEs, games engines, VR and content development systems.
Gain practical experience
Get an edge in the job market through hands-on experience with up-to-date technologies that are backed by sound training in fundamental concepts, models and methods. Our courses include a work placement or internship, allowing you to apply what you learn in a professional environment and develop crucial professional networks.
Research with us
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.
Close industry partnerships
Computer science students undertake industry-based or industry-driven projects, and have opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills with industry partners through Deakin Spark, the Deakin Incubator Group and the Deakin Software and Technology Innovation Laboratory (DSTIL). Deakin also hosts guest speakers from key industry partners on a regular basis, keeping you up to date with industry trends as well as providing important networking opportunities.
Lecturers and a student discuss the benefits of studying computer science at Deakin and what kind of jobs graduates go into.
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