Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
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/information-technology 

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.

Entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program requires that students have completed a Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent), and hold an overall level of academic performance of 70% or greater in their level 3 units.  An alternative entry pathway to the Honours Program for consideration is the evidence of 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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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 Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Graduates will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in information technology.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, critique, and disseminate outcomes from the research project.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use critical and analytical thinking to identify problems and the design of solutions using established theories, models, constructs and practice.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply theoretical constructs, advanced skills and critical analysis to demonstrate well developed judgement adaptability and evaluation of solutions to research problems.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Develop and apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy, initiative and ethical behaviour in research.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work independently and/or collaboratively within a research team, receiving advice and guidance from supervisor/s that contributes to achieving the outcomes of the Honours project.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Apply scientific knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in collaboration with stakeholders to articulate the place and importance of scientific inquiry in the local and global context.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

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

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Information Technology, or equivalent, plus have an overall level of academic performance of 70% or greater in their level 3 units.

An alternative entry pathway to Honours maybe considered through evidence of relevant work experience, this would be assessed through an interview process.

How to apply

This course is two entry points, Trimester 1 applications for study in January, and Trimester 2 applications for study in July. Applications can be made through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. If you need more information, check our Trimester 1 website or the Mid-Year website.

All applications 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.