Discover the information technology or cyber security course for you
Your dream course starts here. IT skills open employment opportunities in almost any industry. You’ll also develop important skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation, problem solving and evidence-based decision making. From artificial intelligence (AI) and app development to software engineering and the Internet of Things, we’ve got you covered. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within information technology and cyber security.
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.
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You can confidently choose Deakin. Our information technology and cyber security 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 and cyber security 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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Choose an IT or cyber security degree that will get 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.
Use the latest tech
From day one, you’ll access and learn to use the latest software, robotics, AI, VR, animation packages and cyber-physical systems in fully equipped computer labs and studios. Our high-end workstations and flexible learning spaces mimic modern-day work environments.
Our courses are informed by IT professionals from leading technology companies, businesses and the government sector, guiding our curriculum and teaching programs to ensure you graduate work ready. You’ll stay up-to-date with industry trends and network with guest speakers from key technology partners.
Top professional roles in IT and cyber security
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.
There is a nation-wide shortage of cyber security experts (including cyber security analysts, architects, operations coordinators and assessment specialists), with high future demand forecast for these roles.#
Most of our IT courses are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), resulting in stronger job outcomes with an industry-recognised degree.
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.
Learn from the best
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.
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.
Bachelor of Information Technology
World-class teaching experiences
Gain the experience and skills employers value. Industry experience, capstone projects and opportunities abroad will allow you to graduate with a competitive edge.
Undertake an internship and complete real-world industry projects to put your knowledge and skills into action in a professional work environment. An internship counts towards your degree and helps develop your professional networks before you graduate.
Working with local government, sports industry and cyber security consultants, you’ll have the opportunity to complete industry capstone projects in your final year of study, culminating academic and intellectual experiences through the design and execution of real-world projects.
Explore our overseas programs, including trimester abroad, short-term partner programs, faculty-led study programs, overseas internships and international volunteering opportunities. Choose from a range of exciting programs giving you knowledge and hands-on experience with renowned entrepreneurs and investors.
Want to explore more?
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in information technology or cyber security, we'll help get you there.
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* National Skills Commission, Employment Projections 2021-2026.
# Jobs and Skills Australia, 2023 Skills Priority List.
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