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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology

Want a career that is both rich in diverse experience and prepares you for the future? Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology allows you to have just that. This course equips you with the transferable skills needed to seamlessly move between the roles of the future, along with the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills to shape that future.

Combining arts with IT will see you graduate with a diverse, in-demand skillset that sets you apart in industry. You will develop specialist knowledge in your chosen arts disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to real-world issues. In your IT studies, you will gain the skills and experience required to embark on a technology rich career, while also developing foundational knowledge and skills in areas such as cloud computing, application development or cyber security.

If you want to become a leader in the forefront of technology, why not graduate with a set of complementary skills that boost your employability?

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology is perfect for students interested in a broad range of areas related to the humanities, social sciences, communication, creative arts, languages, and information technology (IT).

In your arts degree, you will choose from a range of study areas in social sciences, humanities and the arts and complete a variety of industry-based learning opportunities.

What is it about IT that interests you most? If you are interested in the communication of data, you might explore media studies, digital media or even a minor in design. If you are curious about human behaviour, you might choose sociology or criminology. If the state of the world is more your thing, you might look at international relations.

In your IT degree, you will build a strong foundation with core IT skills integral to a wide range of industries. You will also undertake a specialised capstone project, allowing you to develop solutions to real-world problems from industry and learn agile project management methods widely used across the industry.

Our past students have worked on capstone projects such as:

medical: a mobile app that tracks pupil responses to light
real estate: a mobile app to track your notes about properties you view
transport: planning a bus trip with real-time data
gaming: children’s computer game to build their resilience
architecture: a virtual reality space to assess architecture student projects
security: voice-activated passwords
political: developing a secure online voting system
wellbeing: virtual reality experience focusing on altering moods
education: online student social network Study Buddy
security: threat and assessment toolkit for cyber security.

Campus Information

Melbourne Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Deakin offers you career support throughout your studies and beyond. We're here to help you explore your employment opportunities and equip you with the tools to secure your ultimate career.

Secure your ultimate career
Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real?world expertise and practical skills in-demand from employers. We're committed to helping you become the most employable version of yourself. Using proven tools and techniques we’ll help boost your career IQ, arming you with the comprehensive knowledge you need to land that job and build a satisfying career. At Victoria’s #1 university for student support, you will get the assistance you need to succeed.^

Your careers and employment service
Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow with lifetime access to an award-winning university career service. DeakinTALENT empowers you to explore a broad range of career opportunities and build skills and experiences. Take the first step to shaping a career that aligns with your interests, values and skills.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • (standard class XII) 65%

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.