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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Information Technology is available as a single degree in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, and as a combined degree with Engineering and also Information Systems. This course provides a thorough grounding in the basic skills of computing, such as computer programming and software engineering. At the same time the program provides the theoretical understanding and experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field. Graduates not only develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline, its theoretical underpinnings and its technical skills, but also develop a body of experience, build useful systems and lead project teams. Through the study of a core set of information technology units common to all Bachelor of Information Technology degrees at Deakin University and the selection of a variety of elective studies (both IT course-grouped and units from other disciplines) students can tailor their studies to their own interests and specific career aspirations. On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology, graduates will be able to work in a wide range of jobs, including object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, network manager, component integrator, project manager, consultant, system analyst, multimedia designer, games developer and web programmer.
  • Entry requirements
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Information Technology (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    On completion of the BIT degree the graduate will be able to work in a wide range of jobs including: object-oriented and procedural programmer; database and web designer and manager; network manager; component integrator; project manager; consultant; system analyst, multimedia designer, games developer, web programmer.


    Course rules

    To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology, a student must pass 24 credit points including ten prescribed IT core units plus an additional eight IT course-grouped units. The remaining 6 credit points may be selected from units offered by any area of the University.

     

    Students should note that they must also comply with the following rules:

        * level 1 - up to 10 credit points
        * levels 2 and 3 - at least 14 credit points over both levels
        * level 3 - at least 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be in course-grouped units (ie SIT-coded units).
        * All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.

    The Bachelor of Information Technology is also offered in the following specialist areas, of which students can chose to undertake a major sequence: computer science and software development, games design and development, IT security and multimedia technology.


    Major sequences

    Students may choose to use their electives to major in one of the following areas:

     

    Computer Science and Software Development

    Games Design and Development
    IT Security

    Multimedia Technology


    Course structure

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

    SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

    SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  

     

    SIT010 Safety Induction Program  

    * 1 x IT course-grouped unit or elective unit

     

    Trimester 2

    SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

    SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

    * 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

     

    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design  

    * 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

     

    Trimester 2

    SIT202 Computer Networks  

    SIT231 Advanced Database Systems  

    * 2 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

     

    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    SIT301 IT Practice  

    * 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

     

    Trimester 2

    SIT302 Project  

    * 3 x IT course-grouped units or elective units

     

    Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

     

    * Students must also complete eight additional IT course-grouped units and six elective units. At least two of the IT course-grouped units must be at level 3.

     

    Students should consult their enrolment officer to ensure their course plan meets the course rules detailed above.



    Equipment requirements
    Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering and Information Technology's website.


    Admission requirements - general
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.


    Further study
    High performing graduates can continue on to an Honours year of study, which can be completed in two full time semesters, or equivalent full time study. Graduates who gain high outcomes in the Honours year can then continue on to a higher degree by research, either within the School of Engineering and Information Technology, or in others Schools within the faculty or other Universities. Graduates can also progress to postgraduate coursework programs offered.
     

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