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Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)
Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
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 - giving you real-life industry experience and an edge in the employment market. As part of your course you will be required to include between six and 12 months of Industry-based Learning (IBL) which is credited as part of your degree.
Depending on the length of the placements undertaken, the course can be completed 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.
Numbers admitted to the program are small and you will be required to maintain a 70 per cent average to remain in the program. Students who are unable to maintain this standard will be transferred to the Bachelor of Information Technology.
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. This 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.
The course includes opportunities for professional development, in the form of practical workshops and networking events, throughout the course to maximise your career outcomes.
You will also be assigned an academic mentor from the School of IT for the duration of your course to enrich and extend your student experience.
All Bachelor of Information Technology courses at Deakin open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in information technology related fields. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) can gain broad expertise in the field or develop specialised skills by undertaking a major sequence in a specific area of information technology. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to undertake an honours year upon completion of this degree.
Depending on your chosen major, as a graduate you could find employment opportunities in a wide range of IT related roles, including software developer/programmer, business analyst, games designer, IT consultant, IT manager, programmer, security specialist, systems administrator, network manager, project manager, and multimedia technology developer.
Small classes and accessible lecturers help you get the best out of your university education and offer a friendly learning environment.
Leading information technology companies including IBM Australia, Telstra and Microsoft contribute to Deakin's courses as part of the Advisory Board to ensure courses are relevant and produce highly employable graduates.
Students benefit from a hands-on approach to learning and all units include practical work using advanced technologies. Students have access to industry standard software. Students also have the opportunity to prepare for industry certifications, such as CISCO CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and the units prepare students towards obtaining certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) on completion of the CISSP exam.
Trimester 3 unit offerings give students the opportunity to study over three trimesters. A number of IT units will be offered in Trimester 3. (Units offered in Trimester 3 are subject to change on an annual basis).
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
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For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Contact us at the School of Information Technology