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Bachelor of Computer Science Overview

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Computer Science / Bachelor of Games Design and Development / Bachelor of I.T. Security
Length of Program:3 years full time
Intake:March/July
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Information Technology
Country:Australia

In the Bachelor of Computer Science, students undertake a comprehensive and systematic study of existing and emerging computational systems and theories and gain the skills to develop and build new and cutting edge software systems and products. Students will develop an understanding of how computing solutions are conceptualized, elaborated, and constructed.  The Bachelor of Computer Science provides students with experience in applying this knowledge in designing and developing new solutions to existing and emerging problems.

Focusing on the technological aspects including analytics, cloud computing, computer programming, software engineering, and database systems, students will develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to build a wide range of applications to solve the technological challenges of today and tomorrow.

Students will also develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, team work and communication through a variety of platforms. Hands-on experiential learning is a key component of this course and students will have access to specialized computer laboratories, the opportunity to study for industry certifications, and to learn from professional industry guest lecturers. Students also have the opportunity to apply for internships and industry based learning placements as part of their course.

Graduates are highly sought-after for employment in a range of areas including software development, robotics, system analytics, business analytics, database development, cognitive computing systems, new technology research, project management, solutions architecture and systems programming.

This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organization. Students may also have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, thereby gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Career opportunities

You will be suited to find employment in organizations engaged in software development, Big Data analysis, cloud computing infrastructure. Initial graduates are typically employed as a software developer, software analyst and design, database and web developer, network and systems manager, and IT consultant.  As your experience develops, you will also be well prepared for progression into project management positions.

Bachelor of Games Design and Development Overview

Deakin’s Games Design and Development course provides you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in this dynamic and fast-growing field.

This course enhances your hands-on ability to design and develop computer games ranging in complexity from small interactive apps, larger PC and console based systems and massive multiplayer systems. Through this course you develop an understanding and appreciation for concepts in game design and software technology relevant to games. Topics include game programming, design principles for games, real-time computer graphics and rendering, artificial intelligence, networking multiplayer games, audio/visual systems for creating game art and sound effects, game simulation and modelling, human computer interaction, game production, graphic design, game theory, system analysis and design, software engineering, object-oriented programming, games and society, and application of scientific concepts from computer science and related fields.

This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organization. Students may also have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, thereby gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Career opportunities

You will be qualified to work in a wide range of IT jobs, including game designer, game developer or game programmer, project manager, component integrator, multimedia system designer and developer or consultant.

Bachelor of I.T. Security Overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of IT Security will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT, particularly in the area of IT security.

You will learn in a leading-edge study environment, and graduate as a qualified IT professional who is eminently employable.

You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in an organizational environment, knowledge of the security solutions available – what they are and how they work – and understanding the risk management, business,  ethical and legal implications for industry practice.

There is also an emphasis on analysis, investigation, problem-solving, development and technical skills related to IT security.

You will also be encouraged to develop generic skills, enabling you to be an effective and efficient employee.

This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organization. Students may also have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, thereby gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Career opportunities

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, business analyst, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, law enforcement personnel or IT security engineer.

Bachelor of Information Technology Overview

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Information Technology will develop an understanding of the fundamental knowledge and skills that underpin a career as an IT professional handling information technology and digital capability at the enterprise level within organizations but also as professionals leading technological transformation in all sectors of the community.

The course covers IT and its applications in areas such as security, interactive media, computer games, gaming, programming, and cloud computing. Students will gain experience constructing IT solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields and disciplines, whilst gaining a theoretical understanding and the experience necessary to enable graduates to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field.

You will 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 IT major sequences and elective studies (both IT course-grouped and units from other disciplines) you can tailor your studies to your own interests and specific career aspirations.

This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organization. Students may also have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, thereby gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Game Development
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Mobile and Apps Development
  • Programming
  • Security

Career opportunities

You may find employment in roles such as object-oriented and procedural programmer, database and web designer and manager, network manager, component integrator, project manager, consultant or system analyst.

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