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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)
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699


CRICOS course code049956K
Deakin course code S327

Note: Offered to continuing students only.  Please refer to S306 Bachelor of Computer Science (new course commencing in 2015)

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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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 for IT  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus two elective units


Trimester 2

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

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 Data Structures and Algorithms  

Plus one elective unit


Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT321 Software Engineering  

Plus two elective units


Trimester 2

SIT302 Project  


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.


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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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8th June 2007