Welcome to the School of Information Technology

Head of School, Prof John YearwoodInformation Technology is key to society's economic growth and well-being and has become ubiquitous and pervasive in our lives. It is changing the ways in which we communicate, exercise and stay healthy, how we form relationships, how we learn, how we do business, how we invest, how we collect information and monitor our environments, how medicine is practised, how engineering is done and how we entertain ourselves.

In a connected world with emerging intelligent machines it is exciting to contemplate making contributions to all of these different aspects of life. Studying a course in Information Technology can provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand and contribute in any of these areas that captures your interest or indeed all.

As jobs and roles change, completing a course in Information Technology or Computer Science can be one of the best preparations for the future.

The School of Information Technology delivers courses in Information Technology and Computer Science and Data Science to provide the best platform for the diverse opportunities of the future - from the fundamental understanding of computer science to the technical skills to engineer and administer complex networks as well as develop next generation games and cognitive systems. Courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels cover cloud computing, analytics, mobile application development, social networks and computing and security.  Our courses are informed through active and ongoing industry connections and provide work integrated learning experience and industry based learning that enables graduates to be work ready and globally capable.

Our learning environment and staff provide a premium learning experience with rich media resources and experience that engage and support flexible and convenient learning.

The School provides world-class research opportunities through its key research groups in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) and Distributed Systems and Security (DSS), but also through the Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA) Research Centre and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR).

Our vision is to carry out world-class research that makes a difference and to educate and train the information and knowledge technology graduates of the future who are ready to contribute in jobs that make a difference.

I look forward to working with you to ensure that your learning experiences, your research collaborations, industry and professional experience are worthwhile and rewarding. I encourage you to make the best of the range of opportunities that Deakin and the School of IT offer not just within Australia but globally. 

Professor John Yearwood
Head of School

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