Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code063354G
Deakin course codeS470

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s IT honours program aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the discipline of Information Technology through focused research in your area of interest. Throughout the program you’ll acquire valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.

The coursework component of the honours program provides you with essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research, while the research project develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.

An honours degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market, and creates a pathway to further study and research. For more information on career outcomes for this course, please refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program requires that students have completed a Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent), and hold an overall level of academic performance of 70% or greater in their level 3 units.  An alternative entry pathway to the Honours Program for consideration is the evidence of relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

Fees and charges

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Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Graduates will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in information technology.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, critique, and disseminate outcomes from the research project.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use critical and analytical thinking to identify problems and the design of solutions using established theories, models, constructs and practice.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply theoretical constructs, advanced skills and critical analysis to demonstrate well developed judgement adaptability and evaluation of solutions to research problems.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Develop and apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy, initiative and ethical behaviour in research.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work independently and/or collaboratively within a research team, receiving advice and guidance from supervisor/s that contributes to achieving the outcomes of the Honours project.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Apply scientific knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in collaboration with stakeholders to articulate the place and importance of scientific inquiry in the local and global context.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.

The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study.

Course structure


SIT420Introduction to Information Technology Research

SIT421Honours Information Technology Coursework

SIT422Honours Information Technology Thesis A

SIT423Honours Information Technology Thesis B