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Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2014$8,620* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts
LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): N/A
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): N/A
CRICOS course code069123G
VTAC Codes1400314641 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514641 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code S329

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Professional recognition

 

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society.

 

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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

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            
•    programmer        
•    security specialist
•    systems administrator
•    network manager
•    project manager
•    multimedia technology developer

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Course rules

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

  • 8 core IT units
  • minimum of 16 SIT Course Grouped Units
  • completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • at least one IT Major Sequence
  • up to 8 electives (which may be used to complete a second major study)
  • 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 units

 

PLUS

a minimum of 2 credit points (6 months) and a maximum of 3 credit points (12 months) in IBL or Internship Units

  • IBL unit -  STP301 (pre-requisites apply)
  • Internship unit - STP351

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.

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Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

 

Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:

 

Computer Science

Game Development

Interactive Media Design

Networking

Security

Software Development

Mathematical Modelling

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Course structure

 

Core Units


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  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT302 Project  

SIT374 Project Management  

 

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.

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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 on 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

Only students with an ATAR 0f 80.00 and above will be considered for entry to the course, with admission through VTAC based on ATAR and successful completion of the published prerequisites.

 

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 Systemwhich 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 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 advanced standing 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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