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Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2014$23,100* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code069122J
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S325
VTAC Codes1400314653 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514653 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) has been designed for high achieving students with an interest in continuing on to a research degree in IT after completing their undergraduate studies.  Successful completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) will enable you to apply to undertake a PhD in the field.  You will be required to maintain a 70% average to progress to the honours year, otherwise you may exit with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree.


The course offers the option to either choose an honours project that is a continuation of your third year capstone project, or do a research project to prepare for postgraduate research, potentially leading to a career in research.

You will be assigned an academic mentor in IT for the duration of your study to guide, enrich and extend your student experience. The course also provides the opportunity to attend research seminars to broaden your knowledge in IT and experience at first- hand the cutting edge IT research happening at Deakin and in the wider research community.

The advanced coursework and research skills gained during the course are attributes highly valued by organisations seeking to employ graduates in consultancy, management, research and academia.

All Bachelor of Information Technology courses at Deakin open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in IT related fields. Students taking the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) can gain broad expertise in the field or develop specialised skills by undertaking a major sequence in a specified area of IT.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society.

Fees and charges

 

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

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.

* 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.

 

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Career opportunities

Depending on the chosen major, graduates can gain employment in a wide range of IT related roles:
•    IT consultant                
•    business analyst                
•    project manager    
•    research assistant                
•    scientist in research organisation        
•    academic

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 8 core IT units
  • minimum of 16 IT Course Grouped Units
  • completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • at least one IT Major Sequence
  • up to 10 electives (which may be used to complete a second major study)
  • 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 a SIT/course-grouped units

PLUS

  • 8 credit points consisting of Honours (research) units

Students will be required to maintain a 70% average to remain in the course – those who fail to meet this academic hurdle will be transferred to the generic Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

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Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

 

Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:

 

Computer Science

Game Development

Interactive Media Design

Networking

Security

Software Development

Mathematical Modelling

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Course structure

Core Units


SIT010 Safety Induction Program  

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT302 Project  

SIT374 Project Management  

 

 

Honours (Research) Units


SIT420 Introduction to Information Technology Research  (2cps)

SIT421 Honours Information Technology Coursework  (2cps)

SIT422 Honours Information Technology Thesis A  (2cps)

SIT423 Honours Information Technology Thesis B  (2cps)

 

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

 

Students should consult their course advisor to ensure their course plan meets the course rules detailed above.

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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 www.deakin.edu.au/it, or by telephone on 03 5227 2536.

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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