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.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
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.
Study at Deakin is not just confined to a classroom. Students engage in both course and non-course related activities to gain practical knowledge.
Bachelor of Information Technology
Learn more about Harshani's experiences
'The keen interest that I had towards computers and the passion to study in the field of science and technology encouraged me choose IT. I have always wanted to explore the world beyond my island and take up the challenge to live independently in a different country.
Being an international student in Australia, I have come across many challenges that were resolved through trial and error. I became a Peer Support Mentor where I could share strategies I used with other new students, to overcome similar challenges. Deakin values diversity and it is a place where you are warmly welcomed regardless of your background, culture and ability. I admire how Deakin has influenced me to develop a strong sense of community and an enthusiasm to collaborate well with a culturally-diverse community.
The support I received has not only helped improve my knowledge in IT but also change me to a self-confident person. Deakin gives recognition to the good work that you do. If you do well here, you don't have to run behind opportunities, opportunities come looking for you.'
IT offers an exciting and rewarding career choice. IT professionals are employed across all industry sectors, and graduates will be highly sought after in a range of areas. Deakin’s IT courses provide the flexibility to select the study areas that interest you most.
You could find employment in one of the following roles:
- systems or business analyst
- software engineer
- apps developer
- network engineer
- systems architect
- web designer
- software developer
- security analyst
- UX designer
- games developer
- project manager
- database administrator
- component integrator
- solutions architect
- technology consultant
- information architect
- virtual reality designer
- augmented reality creator.
*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings
Specialise in an area that matters to you
Deakin's undergraduate IT course is flexible, enabling you to develop a broad range of fundamental IT skills applicable to any industry, while specialising in an area that aligns with your interests and career aspirations. You can choose from a diverse range of majors from app and games development, cyber security, cloud computing, creative technologies or VR.
Industry experience in every IT course
All IT students can undertake an internship as part of their course. These internships allow you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.
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.
Close industry partnerships
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 so you stand out to future employers.
IT @ Deakin
Wonder what it's like to study IT at Deakin? Hear firsthand from our current students about what inspired them to study IT and what they love about studying at Deakin. Be at the forefront of technology and prepare yourself for employment opportunities in just about every industry with a Deakin IT degree.
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