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Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software 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$8,600* - 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
Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): 56.35
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus: N/A
CRICOS course code049956K
VTAC Codes1400514151 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614151 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code S327

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development) will provide you with an understanding of the technology on which systems are built, as well as how to develop software systems and applications, and form an environment to acquire skills needed for software development.


 The course supports students who wish to master software development in the industry and reasoning and data environments.

 

You will learn to develop, implement and maintain information systems, databases and computer networks of considerable size and complexity in commercial, industrial or administrative environments. You will also be well-prepared to pursue research and development with the computer science foundation necessary for the development of new software products such as those found on modern smart phones and smart appliances.


The course is structured so that the intellectual material will remain current for a number of years despite the fact that computer languages and technology change rapidly.

 

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 (Computer Science and Software Development) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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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

You may find employment as a software developer, software analyst, software engineer, database administrator, web designer, network and systems manager, component integrator, tester, system analyst, and IT consultant.  You will also be suited to employment in areas of systems programming, software development, data communications, management, maintenance of computer systems and development of information systems.

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Course rules

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

  • 16 core units
  • 8 elective units
  • Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 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 Course Grouped units

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus two elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT222 Operating Systems Concepts  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT232 Object-Oriented Development  

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

MIS201 Business Requirements Analysis  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT221 Classes, Libraries and Algorithms  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT321 Software Engineering  

Plus two elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT302 Project  

AND

Two of:

SIT322 Distributed Systems  (Tri-1)

SIT323 Practical Software Development  (Tri-2)

SIT340 Research and Development in Information Technology  (Tri-1)

Plus one elective unit

 

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

 

Highly recommended elective unit

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

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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/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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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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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 advanced standing.  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.

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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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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 Engineering and Information Technology, or in others Schools within the faculty or other Universities. Graduates can also progress to postgraduate coursework programs offered.
 

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8th June 2007