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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)
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.

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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/scitech/it, or by telephone on 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

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.

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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

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Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

SIT101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT105 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

SIT010 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* 1 x IT course-grouped unit or elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT103 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT104 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Year 2

Trimester 1

MSC228 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT202 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT231 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Year 3

Trimester 1

SIT301 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT302 Unit 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.

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Details of major sequences

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

SIT192 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT131 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT221 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT222 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT203 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SIT321 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT322 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT323 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* SIT203 not offered until 2010

 

 

 

Games Design and Development (B, G, X)

SIT151 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT152 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT251 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT204 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SIT252 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT253 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT352 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT353 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* SIT204 not offered until 2010 

IT Security (B, G, X)

SIT192 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT182 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT282 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT281 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT284 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT222 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT384 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT382 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Multimedia Technology (B)

SIT161 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT162 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT262 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT261 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT253 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT361 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT362 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

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