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Find an information technology or cyber security degree

Study information technology (IT) or cyber security at Deakin and graduate ready for a global career. Most of our degrees are recognised by the Australian Computer Society – highly regarded by your future employers.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose the right degree

We offer a standard and professional stream within our postgraduate IT degrees. The professional stream is for those with a computing background, providing the opportunity to undertake industry-based learning or a research project. The standard stream is for those without a computing background who are looking to enter the industry.

Pathways to Deakin

Did you know you can study with Deakin from your home country? Complete part of your studies at a partner institution and earn credit towards a Deakin degree or transfer to postgraduate study in Australia. You can also study on campus in Australia with local students at Deakin College, earning you a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University.

Undergraduate pathways

Complete the first one to two years of your bachelor degree at a partner university. You will earn credit towards a Deakin degree that you complete in Australia.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Postgraduate pathways

Complete the first three to three and a half years of a Bachelor of Technology at Vellore Institute of Technology or Manipal Institute of Technology in India. You can then transfer to the following postgraduate degrees in Australia:

  • Master of Information Technology (Professional)
  • Master of Cyber Security (Professional)
  • Master of Data Science (Professional)
  • Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional).

For more information contact Deakin South Asia

Professional recognition

Graduate with a degree recognised around the world. Most of our IT courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society. You can also choose to study Deakin units that lead to Cisco certification. This gives you a relevant and practical qualification that is globally recognised.

The most rewarding moments of my study at Deakin were the stimulating units and the opportunity to tailor the course to suit my personal interests.

Ruvidunu Karunaratne

Bachelor of Information Technology

Looking for an IT degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

When you study IT at Deakin you will develop practical skills and gain a professional network in a real work environment. Be ready to enter the workforce or advance your career across a range of industries.

Get real skills

Undertake an internship or work placement within a field of your choice and build invaluable industry connections. If you're an undergraduate student, you will complete a minimum of 100 hours of work experience. If you're studying a postgraduate professional course, you will benefit from 30 to 120 days of work experience.

Industry-designed degrees

Deakin IT degrees are designed in consultation with industry. From day one you will learn to use the latest software, robotics, virtual reality, animation packages and cyber-physical systems. You will be taught by staff with industry experience, recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields.

Top professional roles in IT and cyber security

Information communications technology (ICT) professional roles are projected to grow by 22% or 84,000 new jobs by 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections. Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll individually tailor your work placement, allowing you to build your network within the community and industry.

  • 36,700 new jobs for software and application programmers.
  • 15,700 new jobs for ICT network and support professionals.
  • 13,800 new jobs for ICT security specialists, and database and systems administrators.
  • 3,200 new jobs for web developers and multimedia specialists.

There is a nation-wide shortage of cyber security experts (including cyber security analysts, architects, operations coordinators and assessment specialists) in Australia, with high future demand forecast for these roles.

Top 1% in the world for computer science

Deakin is ranked in the top 75 universities globally for computer science and engineering and in the top 1% of universities worldwide for computer science and information systems. These ratings highlight our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

World-class teaching experiences 

Gain the experience and skills employers value. Enjoy strong industry links and state-of-the-art facilities.

Go on an internship or placement

Get your career off to the best start through work-integrated learning on an internship or placement. Put the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom into action. An internship counts towards your degree and helps develop your professional networks before you graduate.

The latest technology and facilities

Access the latest software and technologies in fully-equipped computer labs. The Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) lab has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. Learn to use professional software products, such as programming development environments, games engines, virtual reality and content development systems.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.

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Which information technology degree is for you?

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Contact us

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

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