School of Information Technology

Fuel your passion for technology and help shape the future

Explore our world-class information technology courses, facilities and research opportunities. Unlock your full potential in the exciting world of tech.

Your future in information technology

Searching for a degree that will open the door to job opportunities across almost any industry? From investigating cyber-attacks to identifying hidden patterns in big data; our Information Technology (IT) courses offer an immersive learning experience that deliver the practical skills and expertise your future employers are looking for.

Whether you’re starting out at uni or looking to advance your career, you’ll find an IT degree that suits your interests, strengths and career goals. Choose your specialisation and join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction.*

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Learn in advanced facilities

Develop your skills and confidence in Deakin’s world-class facilities. From day one, you’ll have access to the latest software and equipment in our fully equipped labs. Explore our IT facilities and learn why we're ranked the #1 Victorian university for facilities and resources.^

Specialised labs to suit learning needs

You’ll have access to our custom built Cyber Security lab and our Data Science lab, a research facility designed to provide School of IT students with a space for data science and artificial intelligence (AI) research and teaching activities.

Emerging and Educational Technologies Innovation Lab

An immersive Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) technology research space with a wide range of sensory immersive research tools, including visual projection and headsets, locomotion, olfactory, auditory and haptic interfaces.

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

Located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) Lab has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. You can also access professional software products, such as programming IDEs, games engines, VR and content development systems.


A space for IT students to expand their knowledge beyond IT software and systems into the physical world. Makerspace is an open facility for students to explore building prototypes using electronics, 3D printing, laser cutting, idea creation and product testing.

Learn from the best

Deakin is ranked 4th in Australia, and top 100 universities globally for computer science and engineering+, as well as in the top 1% of universities worldwide for computer science and information systems.#

Meet our school staff

Professor Trina Myers is our Head of School. She leads a team of global thought leaders who will equip you with sought-after knowledge and skills through global study and industry-based opportunities – in line with Deakin's ethical and quality standards.

Find a school staff member

Deakin is one of the only universities in Australia offering a specialised course in AI instead of having it as a major. It gets much more specialised in the second and third years, which is something I was looking for.

Taha Talib

Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence student

Get involved in innovative research

We're committed to training the next generation of technology leaders. We aim to drive innovation while providing our graduates with the skills they need to excel in a competitive global market. Our researchers are focused on developing future solutions for current challenges in big data, digital technologies and cyber security.

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Leverage our strong partnerships

Deakin’s global network connects you with industry leaders and universities around the world. You’ll gain hands-on experience through internships and applied research with leading tech companies. Build your global network and launch your IT career with a competitive edge.

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*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2022, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^2022 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
+ShanghaiRanking's Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023
#QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

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Get in touch if you have any further questions regarding the School of Information Technology.

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