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Become a sought-after developer with a web, app and game development degree. This rapidly growing field needs talented developers who can design, create and publish across multiple platforms. Gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies and apply your learning through internships and work placements. Launch your career with a strong network and the skills to shape the future of interactive experiences.
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.
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
Games and application development is a thriving and fast-paced field that needs skilled developers who can create complex software products, from small interactive games and apps to larger PC and console-based systems and massive multiplayer systems.
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 web, app and game development
With strong job growth projections, a web, app and game development degree can set you up for a successful career. Information communications technology (ICT) professional roles are projected to grow by 26.3% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections.* This includes 42,200 new jobs for software and application programmers and 1900 new jobs for web developers.
As a graduate, you’ll be qualified to work in a range of IT jobs, including roles such as:
- app developer, designer or consultant
- component integrator
- game developer
- iOS or Android developer
- mobile applications programmer
- mobile applications architect.
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.
One of my units required each of the students to create an artificial intelligence to battle against each other. This was an assessment like no other...
Games Design and Development Student, Product Support Expert at Electronic Arts
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 to be adaptable across 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 the latest 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.
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Study IT at Deakin
Discover why our students love studying information technology at Deakin. From state-of-the-art technology and facilities to hands-on experience, our students are prepared for an IT role in any industry.
*National Skills Commission, Employment Projections 2021-2026
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.
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