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Discover the information technology course for you

Study information technology (IT) at Deakin and gain professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) upon graduation – 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.


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.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

You can confidently choose Deakin. Our information technology courses are recognised by industry, recommended by your peers and will make you a highly sought-after graduate.

Take the next step to a brighter future

Explore our IT courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Do you want to ensure your IT degree will make you work-ready?

Our information technology courses are practical and applied – you’ll learn by doing, helping you stand out to future employers. Put the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom into action in a professional work environment.

Get real skills

From day one, you’ll access and learn to use the latest software, robotics, VR, animation packages and cyber-physical systems in fully equipped computer labs and studios. You’ll have the opportunity to explore placements within a field of your choice and build invaluable industry connections.

Network with industry experts

We maintain close links with the information technology sector to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input. You’ll be taught by staff with industry experience, who are recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields.

Top professional roles in information technology

Information communications technology (ICT) professional roles are projected to grow by 26.3% or 98,600 new jobs by 2026 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.

  • 42,200 new jobs for software and application programmers.
  • 29,100 new jobs for ICT security specialists.
  • 7900 new jobs for computer network professionals.
  • 1900 new jobs for web developers.

Top 1% in the world for computer science

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% for computer science globally. This rating highlights Deakin’s world-class facilities, research impact and academic and employer reputation.

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

World-class teaching experiences 

Gain the experience and skills employers value. Enjoy modern facilities, strong industry links and professional accreditation.

Industry experience in every course

Undertake an internship and complete real-world industry projects to put the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom into action in a professional work environment. An internship counts towards your degree and helps develop your professional networks before you graduate.

State-of-the-art technology and facilities

Access the latest software and technologies in fully equipped computer labs. The Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) studio has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. Use professional software products, such as programming IDEs, games engines, VR and content development systems.

Earn professional recognition

Most of our IT courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). You can also choose to study Deakin units that lead to Cisco certification, giving you a relevant and practical qualification, as well as an advantage over other graduates when you apply for jobs.

Want to explore more?

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

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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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Understanding the language of IT: Your coding questions answered

Deakin Professor Peter Eklund breaks down what it's like to study IT at Deakin and how you'll learn the coding languages to take you from course to career.

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How a Deakin internship led to a career in cyber security

Meet Max, a cyber security graduate at Deakin, and learn about the success of his internship program that landed him an opportunity in his dream role.

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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 in IT.

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1800 693 888

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