Turn your problem-solving skills into an exciting new career with this Bachelor of Information Technology course from Deakin University.
Designed for students seeking to start a career working in IT, this qualification offers a broad base of diverse and industry-relevant skills, as well as the experience and knowledge to help kick-start an exciting career in a crucial and growing global industry. IT shapes the way we live, work and communicate, and has become an increasingly important strategic tool and resource for millions of businesses, organisations and people across the world. With this qualification, you’ll be well-positioned to seize exciting work opportunities and thrive in a dynamic, global profession.
In this course, you’ll develop a highly relevant baseline set of IT skills, and choose from a broad range of IT specialisations to ensure your study matches your interests and talents. You may choose to specialise in a technical field, including in software development or cloud computing, or in a creative technology field, such as game design or augmented reality. With a focus on work-relevant learning, this qualification offers an internship unit with an approved host organisation, giving you the opportunity to gain real-world skills working on real-life products.
If you like working with details, are good at solving problems, and want a rewarding career in a dynamic global industry, a career in IT is for you – and it starts with this degree.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Hold a senior secondary certificate of education with pre-requisite units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 25 in English as an additional language (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL, a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, and meet the published Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank for the year of admission; OR
- Hold a Certificate IV in a related discipline; OR
- Hold a diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a diploma in a related discipline; OR
- Have successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units; OR
- Demonstrate other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience.
English language proficiently requirements also apply.
What You’ll Learn
In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:
- Academic integrity
- Safety induction program
- Introduction to work placements
- Introduction to programming
- Exploring IT
- Data and information management
- Thinking technology and design
- Networks and communications
- Professional practice in information technology
- User centred design
- Project delivery
- Project design
- Enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation
Students will also select elective units to complete a major in one of the following areas:
- Application development
- Cloud computing
- Creative technologies
- Game development
- Cyber security
- Virtual and augmented reality
Why study with Deakin University?
Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.
The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.