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Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile and Apps Development)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile and Apps Development)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$8,620* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au
www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it

LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code077406G
VTAC Codes1400516091 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400616091 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code S303

There will be no intake into this course as of trimester 1, 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile and Apps Development) focuses on theories, technologies and skills required to design and develop apps on modern mobile platforms, giving you the knowledge to help you thrive in this fast-growing field.  It is designed for students who are interested in the broad aspects of mobile apps design and development – from frontend mobile devices all the way to the backend systems that support mobile apps.

 

The course provides you with suitable foundation training in key IT skills, specialised skills in mobile apps design and development, as well as generic professional skills such as writing, communication and ethical skills.  It covers key mobile apps technologies from two major platforms: Android and iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system).  In addition to technology-specific skills, you will also learn cross-platform development skills through the latest HTML5, backend cloud computing services (e.g. maps) and frontend JavaScript frameworks.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

As the uptake of broadband and mobile devices increases, industries of all types are developing new mobile apps to satisfy the needs of its customers. Developments in mobile devices are also shaping the way businesses and their employees work. Collectively, these consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business needs are driving a demand for mobile apps developers.

 

Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in roles such as iOS developer, iPhone application developer, Android developer, iOS web developer, mobile developer, mobile applications architect, mobile deployment officers and mobile applications programmer.

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Course rules

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

  • 16 credit points of core (prescribed) units
  • 8 credit points of elective units
  • Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Level 1 – maximum of 10 credit points
  • Level 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  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  

SIT120 Introduction to Apps Design  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT263 Interface Design  

SIT206 iOS Programming  

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT203 Web Programming  

SIT207 Android Programming  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT305 Advanced Apps Development  #

Plus two elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT302 Project  

SIT313 Mobile Computing  

Plus two elective units

 

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

 

# Not available until 2015

 

#Recommended elective units:

 

SIT151 Game Fundamentals  

SIT153 Introduction to Game Programming  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT322 Distributed Systems  

SIT323 Practical Software Development  

 

# Recommended elective units may have their individual prerequisites that students must satisfy through either completing the units within the course and/or by undertaking additional elective units.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

 

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) mode study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

 

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

 

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