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|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$8,320* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||053993D|
|VTAC Codes||14441 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
14561 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
15001 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||S326|
The Bachelor of Information Technology is available as a single degree in the School of Information Technology, and as a combined degree with Engineering and also Business Information Systems.
This course provides a thorough grounding in the basic skills of computing, such as networking, IT security, multimedia, or software development. At the same time the program provides the theoretical understanding and 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.
An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
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.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:
|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|
|SIT223||Information Technology Professional Skills|
Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit point safety induction unit.
Students should consult their enrolment officer to ensure their course plan meets the course rules detailed above.
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/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.
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.
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.
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.
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.