Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$8,917 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
03 9244 6699
Email sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it 

CRICOS course code063354G
Deakin course code S470

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s IT honours program aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the discipline of Information Technology through focused research in your area of interest. Throughout the program you’ll acquire valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.

The coursework component of the honours program provides you with essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research, while the research project develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.

An honours degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market, and creates a pathway to further study and research. For more information on career outcomes for this course, please refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

 

Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology courses are eligible for full professional membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study Load and unit fee

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment or to succeed in further study such as Higher Degrees by Research.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.

The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study.

Course structure

Core

SIT420Introduction to Information Technology Research

SIT421Honours Information Technology Coursework

SIT422Honours Information Technology Thesis A

SIT423Honours Information Technology Thesis B

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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

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.

Further study

Graduates may wish to apply for further study in Higher Degrees by Research.