Information technology and systems


Technology is central to the way we work, learn, play, communicate and socialise. Information systems connect people to data, software and tech. With an IT or systems degree, you’ll get the skills to work in a growing field and help develop cutting-edge technological solutions in almost any industry.

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. You'll graduate with a core set of skills that will prepare you for employment opportunities in just about every 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 get 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-industry placement that counts towards your degree. You’ll experience real work environments and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

Industry-based teaching and learning

Deakin’s teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with broad 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.

Top professional roles in IT and information systems

Information technology and information systems professionals are employed across all industry sectors, and 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

Professional recognition

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.

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

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

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 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?

  • 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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Contact us

Got a question about our information technology and systems 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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