Creative technologies


Use your creative and technical skills to explore interactive media design, game design, robotics systems and creative technologies production. Enhance your ability to design and build the innovative computing products that will help meet 21st century needs.

Career opportunities

Computing technologies are increasingly integrating seamlessly into products that we use on a daily basis, with this trend accelerating into the future. Creative technologists design these products of the future, which seamlessly combine innovative concepts with the needs of today and tomorrow's lifestyle.  

As a graduate, you may find employment in roles such as:

  • apps developer
  • business analyst
  • creative technologist
  • component integrator
  • games designer and developer
  • object-oriented and procedural programmer
  • product architect
  • project manager
  • software developer
  • technology advocate
  • UX designer
  • web designer
  • web manager.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

IT never stands still with innovation and advancement around every corner. Thinking about how we use and apply technology will motivate us to create ingenious solutions.

Elicia Lanham

lecturer, school of information technology

Design for the digital world

Studying at the intersection between design and technology provides you with an opportunity to push the boundaries and create innovative products that meet the needs of an ever-changing digital world. As a graduate you could find yourself designing interactive multimedia experiences, creating websites or working in business, entertainment or marketing.

Industry experience in every IT course

All IT students can undertake an internship, allowing you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop professional networks before you graduate.

The latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities

Through our facilities and IT programs you can access the latest software, equipment and technology from day one of your course. This includes specialised labs, including our virtual reality lab, game development lab, Cisco networking lab and IT security lab. Our new Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) studio has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems.

Research with us

The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills and, with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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Industry connections

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links and being closely aligned with the IT industry. IT representatives from leading corporate industries and the government sector guide our curriculum and teaching programs, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant.

Deakin also hosts guest speakers from key industry partners on a regular basis, keeping you up to date with industry trends, as well as providing important networking opportunities.


Most of our IT courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), ensuring a high quality of education and providing you with international recognition as an ICT industry professional, making you stand out to future employers.

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