Bachelor of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$8,873 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|CRICOS course code||053993D|
|VTAC Codes||1400314441 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514441 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614441 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||S326|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Further study
- Key dates
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.
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying (FFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as 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 email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
You may find employment in roles such as network officer or manager, IT security officer or manager, object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, project manager, consultant or system analyst.
To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 24 credit points, you’ll need to study 24 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points include 9 core units (these are compulsory), 9 elective units (you can choose which ones to study) and 6 units from a major study (you will be required to complete at least one major).
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:
Interactive Media Design
Mobile and Apps Development
|SIT010||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
|STP010||Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit points)|
|SIT101||Fundamentals of Information Technology|
|SIT103||Database and Information Retrieval|
|SIT104||Introduction to Web Development|
|SIT105||Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT|
|SIT223||Information Technology Professional Skills|
|SIT306||IT Internship ^|
^ 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.
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or telephone 03 9244 6699.
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
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.
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.
Credit for prior learning - specific
The Faculty may grant credit towards a Bachelor of Information Technology for previous tertiary study and other approved forms of post-secondary study or experience. This previous study need not have led to a complete qualification; for example, a student may be given credit after completing the first year of a course in another faculty or at another institution. This credit is called credit for prior learning. All applications for credit for prior learning must be made initially to the Selection Officer who will advise students of the necessary procedures.
All applications are considered on merit and usually no credit will be given for subjects/courses/units completed more than seven years prior to the request. For the Bachelor of Information Technology, the maximum credit for prior learning that can be granted is 16 credit points. This may include credit for non-computing studies.
How to apply
This course is taking applications to start studying in March. Apply through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. If you need more information, check our Trimester 1 website.
For Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 intakes, register your interest with us now.
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.