Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year - enquire today!

  • Awarded by:

    Deakin University

  • Location


  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Information and Data Professional | IT Administrator | IT Manager | IT Analyst | IT Support Technician | View All

Course Rundown

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:

Core subjects:

  • 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).

Student Support

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.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Information Technology from Deakin University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a broad range of IT roles, both within Australia and overseas. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as a network officer or manager, IT security officer or manager, object-oriented or procedural programmer, database or web designer, or a consultant or systems analyst in a broad range of industries, including banking and finance, education, mining, building and construction, arts and media, or in international relations, trading or development.

With real-world work experience opportunities available, this course helps you build sought-after practical experience for your exciting new career.

Curious about where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The estimated fee for this course is $9,314 for one-year, full-time.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you!

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.