Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code049956K
Deakin course codeS327

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development) will provide you with an understanding of the technology on which systems are built, as well as how to develop software systems and applications, and form an environment to acquire skills needed for software development.

 The course supports students who wish to master software development in the industry and reasoning and data environments.

You will learn to develop, implement and maintain information systems, databases and computer networks of considerable size and complexity in commercial, industrial or administrative environments. You will also be well-prepared to pursue research and development with the computer science foundation necessary for the development of new software products such as those found on modern smart phones and smart appliances.

The course is structured so that the intellectual material will remain current for a number of years despite the fact that computer languages and technology change rapidly.

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 (Computer Science and Software Development) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities

You may find employment as a software developer, software analyst, software engineer, database administrator, web designer, network and systems manager, component integrator, tester, system analyst, and IT consultant.  You will also be suited to employment in areas of systems programming, software development, data communications, management, maintenance of computer systems and development of information systems.


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.

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

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

  • 16 core units
  • 8 elective units
  • Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 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 Course Grouped units

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SIT101Fundamentals of Information Technology

SIT105Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

SIT010Safety Induction Program *

Plus two elective units

Trimester 2

SIT102Introduction to Programming

SIT103Introduction to Database Design

SIT104Introduction to Web Development

Plus one elective unit

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT222Operating Systems Concepts

SIT223Information Technology Professional Skills

SIT232Object-Oriented Development

Plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

SIT202Computer Networks

SIT221Classes, Libraries and Algorithms

Plus one elective unit

Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374Project Management

SIT321Software Engineering

Plus two elective units

Trimester 2

SIT302Project

AND

Two of:

SIT322Distributed Systems (Tri-1)

SIT323Practical Software Development (Tri-2)

SIT340Research and Development in Information Technology (Tri-1)

Plus one elective unit

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

Highly recommended elective unit

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

 

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