Computer science and software development

Computer science and software development at Deakin provides an understanding of the technology on which systems are built, as well as how to develop software systems and applications.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
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

Why study computer science and software development at Deakin?

Flexible study options

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Design and Software Development) can be studied on or off campus, providing you with the flexibility to study anywhere, at anytime and to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments.

Master software development

The course supports students who wish to master software development and prepares you for both research and development by providing a background of algorithms, software design, programming languages, data structures and databases, operating systems, networks, distributed systems and software engineering.

Interactive learning environments

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

Contemporary courses

Undoubtedly, the ICT industry is ever-evolving with constant change in computer languages and technology leading to continuous development and innovation. Computer design and software development at Deakin is designed so that the knowledge, skills and competencies you acquire throughout your degree will have longevity in the workplace despite these rapid changes.

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.

Career opportunities

You may find employment as a software developer, software analyst, software engineer, database administrator, web designer, network and systems manager, component integrator, tester, system analyst, systems programmer, or IT consultant. You will also be suited to employment in data communications, management, and development of information systems.

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.

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.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).


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