Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

Extend your prior learning in IT to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen discipline through research exploration within this honours degree.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Gain a competitive edge with in-depth knowledge of your chosen discipline through a supervised research project in Deakin’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours). This course connects you with teachers working in the field, supporting you to explore deeper approaches to future technologies, and opening doors to further research.

Are you a high performer wanting to investigate specialised knowledge through a focused research project?

Graduates from Deakin’s honours program are in high demand for their investigative, exploratory and lateral thinking approach to IT. Now you can build on your skills with a focused research project in your chosen specialisation.

You’ll work together with supervisors to investigate your area of interest through research-based exploration. Your project will reinforce the skills you already have and your passion for new knowledge while you work towards contributing new ideas to IT-related industry sectors.

As well as deeper and more specialised IT skills, you’ll learn to be an ethical, informed researcher. The coursework component of your honours program provides essential theory for robust research, while your chosen project extends the practical skills you need to become a curious, adaptable problem-solver in your career.

Your project can focus on one of Deakin’s many IT discipline areas, including:

  • application development – plan, design and develop profitable web, desktop, mobile and business apps
  • cloud computing – develop expertise to construct solutions using virtualisation, enterprise networks, system security and cloud infrastructure
  • creative technologies – integrate innovative computing concepts with the needs of a 21st-century lifestyle
  • game development – use the latest games engines to create interactive tools for entertainment and education
  • cyber security – identify, diagnose and resolve the challenges of safeguarding data and systems
  • virtual and augmented reality – revolutionise the way companies work to overcome physical and geographical barriers.
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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.

The 8 credit points will include the following:

  • 4 core units (totalling 6 credit points)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Two (2) level 7 SIT elective units (totalling 2 credit points selected from a range of level 7 SIT elective units listed below)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

 

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Research Methods and Practices in Information Technology
  • Research Project A (2 credit point unit)
  • Plus one level 4 or 7 SIT elective unit

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology
  • Research Project B (Thesis) (2 credit point unit)
  • Plus one level 4 or 7 SIT elective unit

    Electives

    Students are to select two appropriate advanced elective coursework units from a list of the Master of Information Technology units below:

  • Mobile Systems Development
  • Real World Analytics
  • Cloud Applications Design and Development
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Modern Data Science
  • Interaction and Design for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Development for Virtual Reality
  • Enterprise Applications Development
  • Advanced Digital Forensics
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Software Engineering
  • Communications Network Security
  • Bayesian Learning and Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning
  • Content Creation for Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Reality On Mobile Platforms
  • Services Management
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    S470
    CRICOS code?
    063354G
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud (online)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud (online)

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud (online)

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Projects and Supervision - additional information

    As part of your application for this course, you will be required to first contact potential supervisors and discuss projects. Once you have met with a supervision and agreed on a project, you will need to complete an application form and submit this via the Deakin applicant portal. Click here for more information.

    See potential projects and supervisors for Honours

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Higher education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Entry information

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees.

    The estimated tuition fee for Commonwealth supported places (CSP) is not currently available due to the Job-ready Graduates Package – higher education reforms recently announced by the Australian Government.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Download the course flyer

    To learn more about what the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) at Deakin has to offer, download our course flyer.

    Entry pathways

    Further study options

    Graduates may wish to apply for further study in Higher Degrees by Research.

    Contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Information Technology
    deakin.edu.au/information-technology

    Prospective student enquiries
    Are you looking to apply for this course or would like further information?
    Call 1800 693 888 or email us at myfuture@deakin.edu.au
    Enquire online

    Current student course and enrolment enquiries
    Call 03 9244 6699 or email us at sebe-enquire@deakin.edu.au
    Submit an online enquiry

    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society

    Get a competitive edge in your career with honours

    Design and create in specialised IT labs

    Develop your specialised knowledge through a focused research project

    Career outcomes

    Your specialised research could lead to an IT career across many industry sectors. Depending on the interest area of the project you choose to develop, your skills will be in demand as a:

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher
    • Human-machine intelligence researcher
    • Data miners and scientist
    • User Experience (UX) researcher
    • Robotics programmers and scientist.

    Professional recognition

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology courses are eligible for full professional membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more information technology areas through coursework and research that uses appropriate principles and methods.

    Communication

    Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

    Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

    Digital literacy

    Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more information technology areas through coursework and research that uses appropriate principles and methods.

    Critical thinking

    Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

    Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

    Problem solving

    Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

    Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

    Teamwork

    Apply critical thinking and ethical research to identify problems, design, provide and evaluate solutions using established theories, models and constructs in a body of knowledge or practice.

    Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research or project development within a team of experts in the field using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

    Approved by Faculty Board 27 June 2019

    * 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    # ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)