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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code053993D
Deakin course codeS326

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology is available as a single degree in the School of Information Technology, and as a combined degree with Business Information Systems.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the basic skills of computing, such as networking, IT security, multimedia, or software development. At the same time the program provides the theoretical understanding and experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field.

 

You will not only develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline, its theoretical underpinnings and its technical skills, but also develop a body of experience, build useful systems and lead project teams. Through the study of a core set of information technology units common to all Bachelor of Information Technology degrees at Deakin University and the selection of a variety of IT major sequences and elective studies (both IT course-grouped and units from other disciplines) you can tailor your studies to your own interests and specific career aspirations.

 

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities

You may find employment in roles such as network officer or manager, IT security officer or manager, object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, project manager, consultant or system analyst.

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Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 9 core IT units (which includes a compulsory Work Placement unit)
  • minimum of 16 SIT Course Grouped Units
  • completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • at least one IT Major Sequence
  • 9 electives (which may be used to complete a second major study)
  • level 1 - maximum of 10 credit points
  • levels 2 and 3 - minimum of 14 credit points over both levels
  • level 3 - minimum of 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be SIT units

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Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

 

Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:

 

Cloud Computing

Game Development

Interactive Media Design

Mobile and Apps Development

Programming

Security

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Course structure

Core Units


SIT010 Safety Induction Program  

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT302 Project  

SIT306 Work Placement  ^

SIT374 Project Management  

 

Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit point safety induction unit.

 

^ available from 2016 (offered in Trimester 1, trimester 2, trimester 3)

 

Students should consult their enrolment officer to ensure their course plan meets the course rules detailed above.

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Details of major sequences

Cloud Computing - unit set code MJ-S000063

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

Cloud Computing is a significant development in the IT industry that is having a major impact on how software solutions are developed, deployed, and delivered over the web.  In completing the Cloud Computing major you will undertake a study of the concepts and technologies of cloud computing to build the necessary expertise to work effectively in this field, both by exploiting public cloud infrastructure options and through the construction of private cloud infrastructure.

 

SIT113 Cloud Computing and Virtualisation  

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT272 Enterprise Network Construction  

SIT277 Enterprise Network Management  

SIT340 Research and Development in Information Technology  

SIT382 System Security  

Game Development - unit set code MJ-S000042

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

The game development major sequence provides you with the necessary foundation of skills and knowledge to develop modern computer game software. You will learn how to structure and develop solutions to the complex problems faced by professional game developers, using industry standard programming languages, libraries and development environments to create a range of games and virtual environments.

 

SIT151 Game Fundamentals  

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  **

SIT204 Mathematics and Physics for Games  

SIT153 Introduction to Game Programming  

SIT354 Real-Time Graphics and Rendering  

SIT255 Advanced Game Development  

SIT353 Multiplayer and Networked Games  

 

**NOTE: students who have completed Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with an elective unit

Interactive Media Design - unit set code MJ-S000043

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

Combining both technical IT and creative skills, this major cuts across traditional disciplines, allowing you to develop a package of complementary skills that extend the core studies in IT into the design and development of interactive media. You will learn how to design and author multimedia information, create electronic documents, design and manipulate databases and information systems, and develop in-demand interactive media project management skills.

 

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT253 Audio and Visual Game Elements  

SIT264 Authoring of Interactive Media  

SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology  

SIT365 Interface Design  

 

Mobile and Apps Development - unit set code MJ-S000061

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

 

Mobile and apps development provides you with the programming and independent skills to successfully develop profitable applications. The skills you develop will allow you to build your own independent marketable apps, to work for a company developing apps, or to plan, direct and manage app projects. This major is focused on how apps are made, exploring different approaches to making them, and reinforcing the foundational elements to finding, selecting and packaging brilliant ideas.

 

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT120 Introduction to Apps Design  

SIT206 iOS Programming  

SIT207 Android Programming  

SIT305 Advanced Apps Development  

SIT313 Mobile Computing  

Programming - unit set code MJ-S000062

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

The programming major sequence provides you with foundation skills and knowledge to develop modern computer software. You will design and develop solutions using several programming paradigms such as procedural, event-driven, object oriented, and client/server. Such solutions will be sophisticated applications and web sites created using industry standard algorithms, data structures, programming languages, libraries and development environments.

 

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT232 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT221 Data Structures and Algorithms  

SIT203 Web Programming  

SIT321 Software Engineering  

SIT323 Practical Software Development  

Security - unit set code MJ-S000041

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT, with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in a working environment, knowledge of the security solutions available, as well as understanding the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management. You will learn in a leading-edge study environment and graduate as a qualified IT professional.

 

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT284 IT Security Management  

SIT382 System Security  

SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security  


 

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