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Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Media)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Media)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075360M
Deakin course codeS331

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Media) will enable you to design and author interactive and multimedia information integrating images, video, sound, animation and text to create electronic products for a range of environments. The focus of this course is on the practical application of skills and concepts. Graduates are multi-skilled people with a broad understanding of information technology with specialist expertise in the design and development of web systems, DVD authoring and information delivery.


The course will introduce you to fundamental principles, together with tools and techniques needed to design interactive and multimedia information and deploy media systems. The course emphasises state-of-the-art standards and engages in significant hands-on experience with leading authoring packages. You may also take an elective stream in the area of animation, through the School of Communication and Creative Arts.


The course has been devised to provide a creative complement to the information technology-focused units in this course.


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


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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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, 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:

  • 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

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

Plus one elective unit


Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Plus two elective units


Trimester 2

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT253 Audio and Visual Game Elements  

SIT203 Web Programming  

Plus one elective unit


Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology  

SIT363 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

SIT302 Project  

SIT364 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Plus two elective units


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


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