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|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$22,890* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||069123G|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||1400314643 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514643 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||S329|
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) is designed to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students. The course enables you to experience full-time work in the IT industry as part of your degree.
As part of your course you will spend between six months and a year in Deakin’s Industry-Based Learning (IBL) Program. This will be credited as part of your degree.
Depending on the length of the IBL placements undertaken, you can complete the course in a minimum of three years, or for students taking the option to complete a longer industry placement, the course can be completed in four years.
Courses offering work experience in industry are highly sought after by employers and students alike, as they play a critical role in the development of employability skills and job readiness of graduates. IBL gives you the opportunity to experience first-hand the day-to-day work environment as an IT professional, learn about the wide range of career outcomes available to IT graduates and apply what you learn in the classroom to an actual working environment, making you job-ready when you graduate.
Further opportunities for professional development, in the form of practical seminars and networking events, will be offered to you throughout the course to maximise your career outcomes.
You will be assigned an academic mentor from the School of Information Technology for the duration of the course to enrich and extend the student experience.
You will be required to maintain a 70% average to remain in the course, otherwise may exit with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society.
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.
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.
* 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.
Depending on their chosen major, graduates can gain employment in a wide range of IT related roles:
• software developer/programmer
• business analyst
• games designer
• IT consultant
• IT manager
• security specialist
• systems administrator
• network manager
• project manager
• multimedia technology developer
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
a minimum of 2 credit points (6 months) and a maximum of 3 credit points (12 months) in IBL or Internship Units
Students will be required to maintain a 70% average to remain in the course – those who fail to meet this academic hurdle will be transferred to the generic Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
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 course advisor 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 on 03 9244 6699.
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.
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 advanced standing. 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.
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.