Information technology - undergraduate

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

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile and Apps Development) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Information Technology Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study undergraduate IT at Deakin?

Deakin IT - choose your specialisation

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology offers a core set of IT units common to all IT degrees at Deakin, and a wide selection of optional IT specialisations thus enabling you to tailor your studies to your own interests and specific career aspirations. Perhaps you will choose interactive media design, networking, computer science, game development, security, software development or mathematical modelling.

Information Technology (Professional Practice)

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) gives you the opportunity 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 spend between 6 – 12 months in the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program.

Information Technology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) has been designed for high-achieving students with an interest in continuing on to a research degree in IT after completing their undergraduate studies. You will be assigned an academic mentor in IT for the duration of your study to guide, enrich and extend your student experience. You will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars and gain first-hand experience with the cutting-edge research happening at Deakin.

The best of both worlds

Enjoy the best of both worlds with Deakin's Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology combined degree, and gain the practical and theoretical knowledge in ICT that can lead to a spectrum of highly sought-after graduate roles. This course provides you with a thorough grounding in software development, web design, database, networking and project management.

Targeting cyber-crime

Over the last decade cyber issues have attracted enormous attention, both in terms of every day issues such as internet banking and internet 'scams' through to cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare. If you're interested in tackling cyber-crime and cyber-security head-on, then Deakin's new Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) is a great place to start.

Contemporary, tailor-made courses

Deakin offers contemporary, tailor-made courses designed to get you a career, not just a job. Our 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', to equip you with the knowledge, skills and problem-solving capabilities that are highly sought-after by employers.

Flexible learning

Off campus learning (cloud learning) makes it possible to study IT at Deakin anywhere, at anytime and to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments. You can even choose between on campus, off campus, full time or part time study modes and select the option that suits you best.

Supported learning environments

Small class sizes and accessible teaching staff help you get the best out of your university education and offer a friendly and supportive learning environment. You will also have access to well-equipped computer laboratories and numerous opportunities for hands-on experiential learning.

Work-Integrated Learning

The Work-Integrated Learning Program gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by completing an internship or paid industry-based learning placement while gaining 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.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) are professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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 to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.

Career opportunities

As a Deakin IT graduate, you may find employment in object-oriented and procedural programming, database and web design and management, network management, component integration, project management, IT security, consulting or system analytics.

Scholarships

Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for IT students include the IGNITED (Initiative for a Girls' Network in Information Technology and Engineering @ Deakin) Scholarship for first-year female students entering an undergraduate course within the School of Information Technology or School of Engineering.


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