Information technology

IT is central to the way we work, 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.

Deakin's graduate employability ranking: top 3 in Australia*

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

Career opportunities

Following on from your undergraduate degree, you could find employment in one of the following roles:

  • component integrator
  • consultant
  • database manager
  • object-oriented and procedural programmer
  • network manager
  • project manager
  • system analyst
  • web designer
  • web manager

As a Master of Information Technology graduate, you could find employment as a:

  • business analyst
  • database administrator
  • network administrator
  • security analyst
  • security systems manager
  • software developer
  • solutions architect
  • technology consultant

*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.

Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it because there's always someone who is willing to lend a hand and show you the ropes!

Rufaro Zivave

Bachelor of Information Technology

Industry experience in every IT course

All IT students can undertake an internship, allowing you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop professional networks before you graduate.

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

We recognise the importance of being closely aligned with the IT industry, maintaining strong industry links through IT representatives from organisations such as Telstra, ANZ and Computershare. These industry representatives provide us with curriculum advice, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant.


Our courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), so your degree will be recognised by industry, which in turn will help you stand out to future employers.

What do our students and staff say?

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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