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.

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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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

SIT161Principles of Interactive Media

SIT105Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT

SIT010Safety Induction Program *

Plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

SIT103Database and Information Retrieval

SIT104Introduction to Web Development

SIT162Interactive Media Systems

Plus one elective unit

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT223Information Technology Professional Skills

SIT263Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus two elective units

Trimester 2

SIT202Computer Networks

SIT253Audio and Visual Game Elements

SIT203Web Programming

Plus one elective unit

Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374Project Management

SIT361Multimedia Systems and Technology

SIT363Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus one elective unit

Trimester 2


SIT364Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus two elective units

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