Information technology - undergraduate
Studying information technology provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field. In addition to gaining a core set of IT skills that are relevant in almost every industry, you have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of IT specialisations depending on your interests and career aspirations.
|Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees|
|Bachelor of Information Technology||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
What can I study?
The design and development of computer games requires a balanced mix of creative skills along with technical programming skills. Studies in game design and development provide foundation skills and the necessary knowledge to develop modern computer game software. Learn how to design, build and manage computer game projects through multidisciplinary teams, using industry standard approaches and programming languages, within dynamic development environments.
Development and increased use of mobile devices and applications are shaping and changing the way businesses operate and interact with their customers. These developments and changes to consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business needs are driving a demand for people with the necessary skills to work in the mobile apps field. This study area gives you the knowledge and the skills required to build marketable apps; develop apps for business; and plan, develop and manage app projects.
Combining both technical IT and creative skills, this study area cuts across traditional disciplines, allowing you to develop a package of complementary skills that extend the core studies in IT into the design and development of interactive media. Learn how to design and author multimedia information, create electronic documents, design and manipulate databases and information systems, and develop in-demand interactive media project management skills.
Programming equips you with the skills to develop and implement modern computer software on different types of computing platforms, from mobile devices to high performance servers. Graduates implement complex software, databases and networks in real world, rapidly changing environments.
Cloud computing is a significant development in IT that is having a major impact on how software solutions are developed, deployed and delivered over the web. Undertake a study of the concepts and technologies of cloud computing and develop the expertise to work in this growing area, both by exploiting public cloud infrastructure options and through the construction of private cloud infrastructure.
With an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in a working environment, you will develop a sound knowledge of general issues, concepts, practices and solutions, particularly relating to computer security, cryptography, system security and security management, along with the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an immersive digital environment that replicates life-like physical environments or portrays a fictional world to make the user feel like they’re immersed in that environment in real life.
Commencing in 2017, Deakin University, in partnership with California-based Virtual Reality company EON Reality, will be offering students the opportunity to study a major sequence in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake an elective industry placement with EON Reality and work directly with VR and AR professionals on industry projects. With VR skills in high demand across a range of industries, graduates will be at the forefront of this incredibly exciting and rapidly growing field.
Why study undergraduate IT at Deakin?
As a Deakin information technology (IT) student you gain an edge in the job market through the combination of hands-on experience and high-level theoretical training that our courses provide. You learn by doing, rather than just seeing.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in stronger job outcomes. You can also choose to study units at Deakin that lead to Cisco certification, giving you a relevant, practical qualification.
We recognise the importance of being closely aligned with the IT industry, maintaining strong industry links through IT representatives from organisations such as Telstra, ANZ and Computershare. These industry representatives provide us with curriculum advice, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant.
Learn from experts
Our staff conduct high quality research, generating new, fundamental knowledge which assists industry to advance their technologies and to maintain a competitive edge.
Flexible study options
The Bachelor of Information Technology can be studied full-time or part time, in Geelong, Melbourne or via cloud learning (off-campus, online), where Deakin embraces the best of new and emerging technologies.
Modern facilities with the latest technology
Deakin continually invests in its facilities and IT programs, ensuring you have access to the latest software in fully equipped computer labs from day one of your course.
Every undergraduate IT student at Deakin undertakes an internship, providing you with an opportunity to apply your learning and gain valuable industry experience which is credited towards your degree. An internship enables you to experience a professional work environment, develop professional networks and explore career opportunities before you graduate. See the IT student information website
There are also opportunities to apply for full-time, part-time or short-term industry-based learning (IBL) placements, with industry-funded scholarships on offer. For more information on the IBL placements, please refer to the Faculty WIL website
Deakin University is committed to attracting more female students to its information technology courses. Designed to 'ignite' female interest in non-traditional areas of study and work, IGNITED Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants commencing an undergraduate degree in information technology.
Deakin University also 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.
Experience the world while you study
Our Study Abroad and Exchange Office offers various programs, including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteer opportunities.
Global Science and Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program at Deakin is designed to add an international experience to your IT degree, supporting you to develop new skills and a broader world view while studying overseas.
IT skills are applicable in more than just the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and can open up employment opportunities in just about any industry. You will also develop important employability skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidence-based decision making.
Related study areas
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 software engineering, systems or business analysis, iOS or Android development, games design, network engineering, multimedia system design, 3D graphic design, database and web design, object-oriented and procedural programming or IT security.