Information technology

If you want a career that gives you the opportunity to be at the forefront of technology with employment opportunities in just about every industry, IT @ Deakin is the best place to start.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Computer ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Games Design and DevelopmentCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of IT SecurityCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of IT SecurityCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Information Technology (Professional)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

What can I study?

Information technology - undergraduate

Deakin's undergraduate courses in ITprovide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field, whilst being flexible enough to enable you to tailor your studies to your own interests and career aspirations.

Computer science

Computer Science will equip students with the skills to design and develop advanced software and systems, along with the capacity to create and integrate new computing technologies that enhance effective business operation in today's digital age.

IT security

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in a working environment, knowledge of the security solutions available and an understanding of the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management.

Games design and development

Games Design and Development provides you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic and fast-growing field. You will be exposed to hands-on computer games design and development in a dynamic learning environment and have access to games studios where you can interact and develop team-based projects.

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Undergraduate IT at Deakin

Enhance the digital future

Be at the forefront of technology and use your IT skills to enhance the digital future. IT skills are applicable in more than just the ICT sector and can open up employment opportunities in just about any industry. The possibilities are almost endless, so where will you let IT@Deakin take you?

Flexible study options

Many IT study areas are available via cloud and located learning, meaning you can study IT anytime and anywhere with modern online learning technologies. This gives you the flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments.

Interactive learning environments

Experiential learning and hands-on exposure to current and emerging technology is a key feature of Deakin's IT courses. You will also have access to top software in fully-equipped, specialised computer laboratories right from the beginning of your course.

Strong industry links

We maintain strong industry links through joint research and education programs, so you have the opportunity to be involved in industry projects and work experience. Our connection to industry leading organisations including IBM, Telstra, Microsoft, ANZ and Computershare ensure our courses have industry input and remain relevant to changing workplace needs.

Practical industry experience

The Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program provides the opportunity to apply to undertake a full time or part-time discipline-specific industry placement. The WIL placements are designed as elective units and are credited towards your degree. Some placements also come with an industry-funded scholarship.

Scholarships

Deakin University offers scholarships for academic excellence, access and equity, accommodation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, ensuring higher education is accessible for all members of the community. Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for IT students include the IGNITED Scholarship.

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Global Science and Technology Program

The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas. Successful applicants are offered a monetary scholarship to assist with travel costs and are required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.

Postgraduate IT at Deakin

Information technology – postgraduate

Deakin's postgraduate IT courses provide a combination of leading-edge theory and technical knowledge plus hands-on practical experience to prepare you for a successful career as an IT professional in Australia and around the world.

Advance your skills

Our postgraduate IT programs strengthen, build and extend your IT skills. You will gain a positive approach to problem solving while focusing on practical experience and a supervised project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industrially-focused problems head on.

Professional accreditation

Our Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology (Professional) are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), providing international recognition and eligibility for membership of the ACS.

Flexibility

With a number of units available in off-campus mode, the Master of Information Technology provides you with the flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments. You also have the opportunity to exit the masters program early with a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or Graduate Diploma of Information Technology if desired.

By professionals, for professionals

Deakin's postgraduate IT courses have been designed by professionals for professionals to give you the best opportunity to succeed in this highly competitive industry. Our courses are informed by professionals working in industry leading organisations including IBM, Telstra, ANZ and Computershare ensure our courses remains relevant to changing workplace needs.

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Career opportunities?

A career in IT has almost endless possibilities. In today's IT job market multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued and Deakin graduates are well placed for a successful career in this industry. Our graduates are well-rounded IT professionals with the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.

Depending on which IT area you specialise in, you may work in a range of fields including computer science and software development, games design and development, information systems, IT security and business security management, interactive media or mobile and apps development. You could work as a computer games designer, a security specialist, a software engineer, a business consultant, an information officer, a system or business analyst, a network engineer or 3D graphic designer.

Work-ready graduates

In today's IT job market multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued and Deakin graduates are well placed for a successful career in this industry. We aim for our graduates to be well-rounded IT professionals with significant exposure to a diverse range of IT practices and the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.

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