Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||063354G|
|Deakin course code||S470|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Deakin’s IT honours program aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the discipline of Information Technology through focused research in your area of interest. Throughout the program you’ll acquire valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.
The coursework component of the honours program provides you with essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research, while the research project develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.
An honours degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market, and creates a pathway to further study and research. For more information on career outcomes for this course, please refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology.
Entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program requires that students have completed a Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent), and hold an overall level of academic performance of 70% or greater in their level 3 units. An alternative entry pathway to the Honours Program for consideration is the evidence of relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment or to succeed in further study such as Higher Degrees by Research.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Graduates will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in information technology.
Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.
Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, critique, and disseminate outcomes from the research project.
Use critical and analytical thinking to identify problems and the design of solutions using established theories, models, constructs and practice.
Apply theoretical constructs, advanced skills and critical analysis to demonstrate well developed judgement adaptability and evaluation of solutions to research problems.
Develop and apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy, initiative and ethical behaviour in research.
Work independently and/or collaboratively within a research team, receiving advice and guidance from supervisor/s that contributes to achieving the outcomes of the Honours project.
Apply scientific knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in collaboration with stakeholders to articulate the place and importance of scientific inquiry in the local and global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study and completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit).
|STP050||Academic Integrity (0 credit points)|
|SIT420||Introduction to Information Technology Research|
|SIT421||Honours Information Technology Coursework|
|SIT422||Honours Information Technology Thesis A|
|SIT423||Honours Information Technology Thesis B|