Information Technology

Interest area

As a constantly evolving industry, IT offers an exciting future. You can study from a diverse range of fields to open up employment opportunities in just about any industry, and contribute to the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain ourselves.

Industry placements: embedded in our degrees to give you the skills industry needs
Diverse career opportunities: IT skills are relevant across industry sectors

Gain the experience and skills employers value

Whether investigating cyber attacks or identifying hidden patterns in big data, our IT courses provide an immersive learning experience. You'll learn by doing, rather than just seeing – not only will you succeed in your course, you'll also stand out to future employers.

Industry experience in every IT course

All Deakin IT students are able to undertake an internship and complete real-world industry projects to synthesise the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom, and apply this in a professional work environment.

This counts towards your degree and helps to develop your professional networks before you graduate.

Earn professional recognition

Most of our IT courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – resulting in stronger job outcomes with an industry-recognised degree.

You can also choose to study Deakin units that lead to Cisco certification, giving you a relevant and practical qualification, as well as an advantage over other graduates when you apply for jobs.

Close industry partnerships

We closely align and maintain strong IT industry links with leading private and public sector representatives, who guide our curriculum programs. This keeps our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key where change is constant.

Deakin also hosts regular guest speakers from key industry partners, keeping you abreast of trends, as well as providing important networking opportunities.

The most rewarding moments of my study at Deakin were the stimulating units and the opportunity to tailor the course to suit my personal interests.

Ruvidunu Karunaratne

Bachelor of Information Technology

Learn more about Ruvidunu's experiences

'Deakin's wide range of courses and the flexibility of units attracted me to study at Deakin. I had completed my first year of study through a Deakin pathway at the Institute Royal Institute of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

From my experience at Deakin, students get an opportunity to tailor their courses to suit their personal interests. I had the opportunity to pick World Religions as one of my elective units, which was an amazing experience as I had the chance to learn more about different cultures. I also believe that Deakin offers a wide range of student support services and support is always available to students both online and on-campus. Deakin lecturers are also more dedicated to the units and easily accessible to students.

I completed the IT Internship unit during my studies and obtain a cyber security internship at Deakin eSolutions. This was a great experience as I had the chance to learn more about IT Security in an organisation and gain experience working in fast-paced environment.'

The latest technology and facilities

We regularly invest in our facilities so that you can access the latest software and technologies in fully equipped computer labs. 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.

Flexible study options

Genuine flexibility is a key feature of our courses. Study full or part time at our Melbourne Burwood or Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses, or online anywhere in the world through Deakin's Cloud Campus. Our generalist and specialised courses offer a diverse range of IT study areas.

Experience the world while you study

Have the opportunity to choose from an array of exciting international programs. Our IT students have travelled to locations including Europe, USA, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan to undertake a global study and work experience.

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