Information technology and systems


Study information technology and systems at Deakin and learn how technology informs the way we work, learn, play, communicate and socialise.

Explore your study options

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed at the forefront of this rapidly changing field. Build your knowledge of the underlying information systems that support modern business processes. With an IT or information systems degree at Deakin, you’ll get the skills to work in a growing field and help develop cutting-edge technological solutions in almost any industry.


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.


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.

Choose a degree that will make you work-ready

Our courses are informed by IT professionals from leading technology companies, business and the government sector, ensuring your experience is relevant to industry needs.

Industry experience in every course

Apply your learning in the real world and gain industry experience with an internship or a work placement that counts towards your degree. You’ll experience real work environments and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

Learn from industry experts

Deakin’s teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with international links and connections with industry. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field through guest lecturers, and contribute to research and development projects.

What's the difference between IT and information systems courses?

Information systems and information technology are closely related fields. Information systems focuses more on information-handling processes, while information technology centres on the software, hardware and networks that support those processes. Both fields connect people and data to technology infrastructure.

Professional recognition

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

Deakin Business School is globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. We hold both Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Foundation for Management Development Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditations. As one of the top three business schools in Victoria, a Deakin qualification in business will distinguish you from your peers.

Top professional roles in IT and information systems

With 84,000 new jobs for ICT professionals projected by 2033*, graduates are in high demand. Deakin's 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.

Learn with the best

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide^ for computer science and information systems. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Study at Deakin is not just confined to a classroom. Students engage in both course and non-course related activities to gain practical knowledge.

Harshani Fernando

Bachelor of Information Technology

Put your skills to the test

Studying at Deakin means you’ll have access to our DISCovery Lab where you’ll work on real-world problems and challenges faced by industry in an agile production environment. The lab is designed to help you apply what you’ve learnt through your IT course. You'll collaborate and engage with external organisations, work with your peers, and put the theory and technical skills that you've learnt into practice.

Strong industry connections

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links. Representatives from leading corporate organisations and the government sector guide our curriculum and teaching programs. This keeps our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a constantly changing sector.

Solve business problems through research

Complete a research degree to become a rigorous investigator, contribute to a global knowledge base and tackle the challenges that face modern business and society. Our research develops your skills and, with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

Want to explore more?

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in information technology and systems, we'll help get you there.

  • Tackle real-world industry projects in Deakin's DISCovery Lab
  • Working with data: how do business analytics and data analytics compare?
  • Which information technology degree is for you?

Tackle real-world industry projects in Deakin's DISCovery Lab

In the final year of your IT degree, you’ll get to leave your textbooks aside to put theory and technical skills to practice.

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Working with data: how do business analytics and data analytics compare?

If you're looking for a technology-based career in a field of growth, you can't go past working with data.

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Which information technology degree is for you?

In an industry that only continues to advance, which information technology career best suits you?

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*Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections to 2033.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our information technology courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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1800 693 888
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+61 3 9918 9188
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