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Bachelor of Information Technology
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and off campus
The Bachelor of Information Technology provides a thorough grounding in the basic skills of computing such as networking, IT security, multimedia, or software development. At the same time the course provides the theoretical understanding and experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly advancing field.
You will study a core set of information technology units common to all Bachelor of Information Technology degrees at Deakin and by selecting one or more IT major sequences and elective studies can tailor your studies to your own interests and specific career aspirations. Majors for this course are:
You will benefit from a hands-on approach to learning and all units include practical work using advanced technologies.
Graduates not only develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline, its theoretical underpinnings and its technical skills, but also develop a body of experience, build useful systems and lead project teams.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society.
Deakin offers contemporary, tailor-made courses designed to get you a career, not just a job. “Our flexible courses offer you a range of opportunities for hands-on experience and a firm foundation for theoretical knowledge - a combination of learning ‘how’ as well as ‘why’,” says Professor Wanlei Zhou, Head of the School of Information Technology.
In addition, the Work Integrated Learning Program (WIL) gives you the opportunity to complete an internship or paid industry-based learning placement and gain credit towards your degree. Many students take up industry placements with leading information technology companies to gain experience in the workplace and generate contacts in the industry.
As a graduate of this course, you may find employment opportunities in roles such as network manager, IT security specialist, .Net application developer, database and web designer and manager, component integrator, project manager, consultant or system analyst.
Small classes and accessible lecturers help you get the best out of your university education and offer a friendly learning environment. Deakin students also have access to well-equipped computer laboratories and the opportunity to take CISCO units for a head start towards CISCO certification.
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.
Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology is structured to provide flexibility and can be studied on or off campus.
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.
Students seeking a place in any of Deakin's specialised Information Technology courses (listed above) should also list the more generic Bachelor of Information Technology as a preference below their chosen specialism to maximise their chances of gaining a place at Deakin.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Contact us at the School of Information Technology