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.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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)

    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

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate course requirements.

    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    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.

    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 calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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

    Apply now

    How to apply

    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. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    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.

    Why choose Deakin

    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.

    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