Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$26,000 AUD
CRICOS course code053993D
IELTS Requirement

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

Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): 55.00
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus: N/A
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): N/A
Deakin course code S326
VTAC Codes1400314443 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514443 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology is available as a single degree in the School of Information Technology, and as a combined degree with Business Information Systems.

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Information Technology will develop an understanding of the fundamental knowledge and skills that underpin a career as an IT professional handling information technology and digital capability at the enterprise level within organizations but also as professionals leading technological transformation in all sectors of the community.

The course covers IT and its applications in areas such as security, interactive media, computer games, gaming, programming, and cloud computing. Students will gain experience constructing IT solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields and disciplines, whilst gaining a theoretical understanding and the experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field.

You will not only develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline, its theoretical underpinnings and its technical skills, but also develop a body of experience, build useful systems and lead project teams. Through the study of a core set of information technology units common to all Bachelor of Information Technology degrees at Deakin University and the selection of a variety of IT major sequences and elective studies (both IT course-grouped and units from other disciplines) you can tailor your studies to your own interests and specific career aspirations.

This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organisation. Students may also have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, thereby gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

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

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

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

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

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.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

You may find employment in roles such as object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, network manager, component integrator, project manager, consultant or system analyst.

Course rules

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

  • 9 core IT units (which includes a compulsory internship unit)
  • minimum of 16 SIT Course Grouped Units
  • completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • at least one IT Major Sequence
  • 9 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 SIT units

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:
Cloud Computing
Game Development
Interactive Media Design
Mobile and Apps Development

Course structure

Core Units

SIT010Safety Induction Program *

STP010Introduction to Work Placements *

SIT101Fundamentals of Information Technology

SIT103Database and Information Retrieval

SIT104Introduction to Web Development

SIT105Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT

SIT202Computer Networks

SIT223Information Technology Professional Skills


SIT306IT Internship ^

SIT374Project Management

*Note: SIT010 and STP010 are 0 credit point units.

^ offered in Trimester 1, trimester 2, trimester 3

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

Equipment requirements

For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, or telephone 03 9244 6699.

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.

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 credit for prior learning. 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.

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

Further study

High performing graduates can continue on to an Honours year of study, which can be completed in two full time trimesters, or equivalent full time study. Graduates who gain high outcomes in the Honours year can then continue on to a higher degree by research, either within the School of Information Technology, or in others Schools within the Faculty or other Universities. Graduates can also progress to postgraduate coursework programs offered.