Information technology

Technology is central to the way we work, learn, play, communicate and socialise. Stay ahead of the game and equip yourself with a core set of skills that are relevant in almost any industry. If you’re after an exciting and future-focused career, study IT at Deakin.

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Work experience: industry placements are an integral part of Deakin's IT degrees

Career opportunities

IT offers an exciting and rewarding career choice. IT professionals are employed across all industry sectors, and graduates will be highly sought after in a range of areas. Deakin’s IT courses provide the flexibility to select the study areas that interest you most.

You could find employment in one of the following roles:

  • systems or business analyst
  • software engineer
  • apps developer
  • network engineer
  • systems architect
  • web designer
  • software developer
  • security analyst
  • UX designer
  • games developer
  • project manager
  • database administrator
  • component integrator
  • solutions architect
  • technology consultant
  • information architect
  • virtual reality designer
  • augmented reality creator.

*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings


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.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


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.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Specialise in an area that matters to you

Deakin's undergraduate IT course is flexible, enabling you to develop a broad range of fundamental IT skills applicable to any industry, while specialising in an area that aligns with your interests and career aspirations. You can choose from a diverse range of majors from app and games development, cyber security, cloud computing, creative technologies or VR.

Industry experience in every IT course

All IT students can undertake an internship as part of their course. These internships allow you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

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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.

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Industry connections

Close industry partnerships

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links and being closely aligned with the IT industry. IT representatives from leading corporate industries and the government sector guide our curriculum and teaching programs, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant.

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.


Most of our IT courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), ensuring a high quality of education and providing you with international recognition as an ICT industry professional so you stand out to future employers.

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IT @ Deakin

Wonder what it's like to study IT at Deakin? Hear firsthand from our current students about what inspired them to study IT and what they love about studying at Deakin. Be at the forefront of technology and prepare yourself for employment opportunities in just about every industry with a Deakin IT degree.

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