Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Chennai, India
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
GCP Points: 30
Program Description:


Big Data Study tour India

Information Session 

Register now to confirm your spot in this important face to face information session about this program running in T3.
Date: Tuesday, 24th of July
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Burwood room i1.12


Big Data Study Tour in India 2018 

The study have the opportunity to undertake classes and workshops at the VIT University Chennai Campus and industry visits to Hyderabad, Telangana as well as cultural visits to iconic ancient landmarks including Mamallapuram. The academic program will touch on a variety of different aspects of Data Analytics including Big Data, Spark, Data Science and Visualisation, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Text Analytics and NoSQL. As assessment of the unit, the students will be required to complete a project on Big Data Analytics.

This is a unique opportunity to experience student life at a leading and progressive higher-education institution, which prides itself on its multi-cultural ambience and extensive application-oriented research.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
  • Understand Big Data analytics framework
  • Extract knowledge from unstructured data using NoSQL and text mining tools
  • Visualise and interpret output of applying intelligent algorithms
  • Develop Big Data applications effectively
  • Have an appreciation for Indian culture/s
  • Gain 1 credit point as an IT elective at undergraduate level
Students also have the choice to follow the study tour with a four week Internship which will commence immediately after the completion of the study tour. For more information about the internship program, please visit the IT Internship in India brochure.

Unit of enrolment at Deakin: This is a T3 enrolment for 1 credit point at undergraduate level (no unit tuition fee applies - program fee only)

Partner to deliver this program: VIT University Chennai India

Selection: Students will be selected based on academic performance and response to application questions.

Introductory Briefing for accepted students: 12:00 - 1:00pm, Wednesday 29 August, venue to be advised.

Pre-departure session: details to be advised

In-country component: 

  • Students must arrive on Sunday 28th October
  • Day 1 of the Study Tour is Monday 29th October and the last day is Sunday 11th November. 
  • Total: 2 weeks  
You can do the Study Tour only OR you can do the Study Tour followed by a 4 week internship please apply here.

Application close: Friday, 31 August 2018  


  • Undergraduate IT students who meet unit requirements for an elective

Cost and Funding

cost and funding
  • $1800 for Study Tour - program fee only (no unit tuition fee)

Deposit due before: within 10 days of being accepted into the program

Final payment due date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Program fee includes: 
  • Twin share student accommodation on campus
  • In-country transport
  • Travel insurance for the length of the program
The fee does not include:
  • Flights
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Spending money
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
OS-HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $7,998.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full-time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Location Profile

Location Profile

India also called the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.
In 2017, the Indian economy was the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country.


Important Notes

Important Information
  • A minimum number of 10 students is required for the program to run and places are limited.
  • Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage. 
  • Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
  • The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
  • All students must be approved by the Unit Chair and be able to enrol in the appropriate unit prior to being accepted onto the program.
  • Once accepted on the program students must pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm their spot. Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your position on this Study Tour, cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.
Where written notification of the cancellation is received, the cancellation charges are as follows:
  • Before date of deposit: No cancellation fees apply
  • After the date of deposit and prior to final payment: Deposit amount is forfeited
  • After final payment and prior to departure: All payments made are non-refundable
  • After final payment and after travel commenced: All payments made are non-refundable 

Global Citizenship Program
International Placements can earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.