Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
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 Engineering and also Information Systems.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the basic skills of computing, such as computer programming and software engineering. At the same time the program provides the theoretical understanding and experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field. Graduates 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 elective studies (both IT course-grouped and units from other disciplines) students can tailor their studies to their own interests and specific career aspirations. On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology, graduates will be able to work in a wide range of jobs, including object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, network manager, component integrator, project manager, consultant, system analyst, multimedia designer, games developer and web programmer.


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/scitech/it, or by telephone on 03 9244 6699.

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

Course rules

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology, a student must pass 24 credit points including ten prescribed IT core units plus an additional eight IT course-grouped units. The remaining 6 credit points may be selected from units offered by any area of the University.

 

Students should note that they must also comply with the following rules:

  • level 1 - up to 10 credit points
  • levels 2 and 3 - at least 14 credit points over both levels
  • level 3 - at least 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be in course-grouped units (ie SIT-coded units).
  • All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is also offered in the following specialist areas, of which students can chose to undertake a major sequence: computer science and software development, games design and development, IT security and multimedia technology.

Major sequences

Students may choose to use their electives to major in one of the following areas:

 

Computer Science and Software Development

Games Design and Development
IT Security

Multimedia Technology

Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

SIT101Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT102Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT105Unit description is currently unavailable

 

SIT010Unit description is currently unavailable

* 1 x IT course-grouped unit or elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT103Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT104Unit description is currently unavailable

* 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Year 2

Trimester 1

MSC228Unit description is currently unavailable

* 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT202Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT231Unit description is currently unavailable

* 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Year 3

Trimester 1

SIT301Unit description is currently unavailable

* 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT302Unit description is currently unavailable

* 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

 

* Students must also complete eight additional IT course-grouped units and six elective units. At least two of the IT course-grouped units must be at level 3.

 

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

Details of major sequences

Computer Science and Software Development (B, G, X)

SIT192Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT131Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT221Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT203Unit description is currently unavailable *

SIT321Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT322Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT323Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* SIT203 not offered until 2010

 

 

 

Games Design and Development (B, G, X)

SIT151Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT152Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT251Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT204Unit description is currently unavailable *

SIT252Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT253Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT352Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT353Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* SIT204 not offered until 2010 

IT Security (B, G, X)

SIT192Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT182Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT282Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT281Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT284Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT384Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT382Unit description is currently unavailable

Multimedia Technology (B)

SIT161Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT162Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT262Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT263Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT261Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT253Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT361Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT362Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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