Explore your study options
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are driving digital disruption across almost every sector. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are creating immersive experiences that transform how we learn, work and play. We rely on virtual assistants and robots like never before, making our lives easier and more efficient. Develop the skills that harness these exciting technologies and help shape our future.
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 AI, VR and robotics degree that will get you work ready
According to The World Economic Forum, artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists are set to be the number-one fastest-growing job type globally over the next five years. Robotics engineers and digital transformation specialists also feature in the top 10.*
Industry experience in every course
As an IT student you can complete an internship during your course. These internships allow you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You’ll also develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.
The latest technology and facilities
Learn using cutting-edge technology in fully equipped computer labs and facilities. Alongside the best hardware and equipment, you’ll use professional and specialised software including development platforms, programming environments, software engines and content development systems.
Top professional roles in AI, VR and robotics
Graduates will have the specialist skills and knowledge to work on the design, development and operation of technology solutions across a broad range of industry sectors. You may find employment in roles such as:
- machine learning engineer
- AI product manager
- data scientist
- AI engineer or architect
- AI technology software engineer
- AI ethicist
- VR/AR experience designer or developer
- natural language processing (NLP) engineer
- interactive experience producer
- gameplay engineer
- augmented and mixed reality app designer
- interaction designer and developer
- virtual reality innovator and advocate
- 3D content creator
- user interface (UI) or experience (UX) designer
- robotics engineer
Learn with the best
Deakin is ranked in the top 75 universities globally for computer science and engineering as well as 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.
I was always interested in computer games and animated movies and cartoons, and I thought: what if I can create those things? Whatever I can think of, I can experience in virtual reality – there are no limitations.
Masters of Information Technology
Most of our IT courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), ensuring a high quality of education and providing you with international recognition as an ICT industry professional, making you stand out to future employers.
World-class teaching experiences
Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you for the jobs of the future.
IT 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. We also regularly host guest speakers from key industry partners, keeping you updated with trends and providing important networking opportunities.
Research with us
The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. 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?
- Careers in AI: inspiring jobs in artificial intelligence
- How to become an artificial intelligence specialist
- Which information technology degree is for you?
Careers in AI: inspiring jobs in artificial intelligence
Careers in AI are thriving across a growing range of industries. Find out what it takes to become an AI specialist.
How to become an artificial intelligence specialist
Considering a career in AI? Discover how you can get the skills and technical how-to to put you in high demand by employers worldwide.
Which information technology degree is for you?
In an industry that only continues to advance, which information technology career best suits you?
*The World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs Report 2023.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.