IT services and strategy


Learn how emerging technologies can be leveraged to drive digital transformation, innovation and increase business productivity. Study IT services and strategy to build your skills and help lead IT strategy and transformation initiatives.

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Get work-ready

Stay ahead of the game and equip yourself with an IT services and strategy degree. Learn to drive strategic technology initiatives at the intersection of technology, business and management. All IT students can undertake a real-world internship as part of their course. You’ll be able to apply your learning and gain valuable industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop professional networks before you graduate.


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.

I learnt technical skills like research, software development and data analytics but also enhanced my personal communication and time management skills.

Aldrich Clarence

Master of Information Technology (Professional)

Learn more about Aldrich's experiences

'I had graduated with a Bachelor of IT and wanted to progress and expand my skills further with a masters degree.

I was delighted and honoured when I was awarded a Vice Chancellor's scholarship, which is program that assists in developing personal and professional skills through the degree. With the scholarship, I worried less about financial aspects of my degree and focused on my study more, encouraging me to do better.

The academic staff at Deakin who deliver the content, do this well and support their students. This enables me to excel in the course and get skills I need for the future.'

Career opportunities

Graduates of our courses can demonstrate a range of skills including problem-solving strategies, high-level analytical skills and investigation techniques. This can lead to employment in a wide range of industries, both private and government, in roles including:

  • IT strategy consultant
  • IT strategy manager
  • digital transformation consultant
  • technology evangelist
  • service delivery consultant
  • IT services and portfolio consultant
  • chief information officer
  • chief technology officer
  • IT advisory manager
  • chief digital officer
  • IT risk manager
  • digital innovation manager.

Develop cross-disciplinary expertise

Studying this field offers you the opportunity to learn from experts from the School of Information Technology and Deakin Business School – a distinctive learning experience equipping you with the skills needed to drive strategic technology initiatives at the intersection of technology, business and management.

Immersive learning experiences

Close industry links allow us to bring into the classroom both industry experts and projects that serve to create an immersive learning experience. Work on real-world IT services and strategy problems and develop critical thinking, leadership and business skills that'll position you strongly for a successful IT professional career.

Industry connections

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.

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.

Learn more about researching with us

Study information technology at Deakin

Discover why our students love studying information technology at Deakin. From state-of-the-art technology and facilities to hands-on experience, our students are prepared for an IT role in any industry.

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