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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.

Domestic International

International student information

Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time

Current Deakin Students

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

Course overview

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.

Graduates from Deakin’s honours program are in high demand for their investigative, exploratory and lateral thinking approach to IT. By undertaking a focused research project, you will graduate with advanced technical expertise in your chosen specialisation, as well as the skills to become a creative, solutions-driven professional in this dynamic industry.

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

You’ll work together with supervisors to investigate your area of interest through research. 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 developing deeper and more specialised IT skills, you will 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 information

Award granted
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Year

2024 course information

Deakin code
S470
CRICOS code?
063354G Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Level
Undergraduate
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points, which must include the following:

  • two (2) core units (4 credit points)
  • completion of DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • four (4) level 7 SIT course elective units (totalling 4 credit points selected from a range of level 7 SIT course elective units listed below).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

4

Core units credit points

4

Course Elective units

8

Total

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (0 credit points)
  • Research Techniques and Applications (2 credit point unit)
  • Plus two (2) level 7 SIT course elective units

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Research Project (2 credit point unit)
  • OR

  • Research Project (Advanced) (2 credit point unit)
  • Plus two (2) level 7 SIT course elective units

    Course electives

    Students are to select four course elective units from the list below:

  • Real World Analytics
  • Blockchain Technologies and Real-World Applications
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Modern Data Science
  • Interactive Application Design for Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Development for Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Software Engineering
  • Application and Communication Protocol Security
  • Bayesian Learning and Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning
  • Content Creation for Interactive Experiences
  • Research Project (Publication) (2 credit points)
  • Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 - March

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

    Trimester 2 - July

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

    Trimester 3 - November

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

    Additional course information

    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 supervisor and agreed on a project, you will need to complete an application form and submit this via the Deakin applicant portal.

    Information on How to Apply, important dates and the 2024 Honours projects booklet can be found on the Honours in Information Technology page.

    Course duration

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

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet the following criteria:

    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher or major in a related discipline with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) (or equivalent average grade indicator) of at least 65 in third year units, or where relevant, final year units

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
    • IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent)
    • other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)

    Admissions information

    Learn more about Deakin courses and how we compare to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning.

    Recognition of prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of prior learning.
    Your Recognition of prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are determined by the course you are enrolled in.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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 eight 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 international student fees.

    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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    Apply through Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    Further study options

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

    Careers

    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.

    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.

    Effectively communicate 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.

    Effectively communicate 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.

    Effectively communicate 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

    Contribute effectively as a skilled and knowledgeable individual to the processes and output of a work unit or a research team.

    Global citizenship

    Apply professional and ethical standards and accountability for own learning to in the development, design, construction, and management of research.

    Approved by Faculty Board 8 September 2022