Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

This innovative program awards a masters level qualification largely based on recognition of professional practice and is ideally suited to experienced IT professionals with domain experience seeking career advancement.

The model offers employers and professionals an alternative to traditional higher education that is credible, validated and offers new ways to match capability and opportunity. This setup aims to help the professionals to reach their full potential by accelerating the completion of the program on the basis of prior learning and work experience.

Completion of this degree recognises the discipline-based knowledge and skills developed by professionals in the workplace and credentialed through Deakin. This is coupled with employability skills that are validated and endorsed through a final holistic assessment of the student. Upon the completion of this program, graduates will possess advanced skills and complex knowledge in the discipline areas they have selected to advance their career.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

2 - 2.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Cloud Campus

Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Please note that due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.

Key information

Award granted

Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Year

2017 course information

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Deakin code

S789

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Try some of this course for free

Trial this course on FutureLearn

The coursework units in this course are delivered on FutureLearn, a highly flexible, easy-to-use online learning platform that connects you with Deakin students and practitioners from all corners of the world for a truly global perspective.

Units delivered on FutureLearn are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the flexibility to fit learning around your work and lifestyle.

The first two-week block of this course is delivered for free, meaning you can get a taste for Deakin’s world-class education before deciding to continue on to complete your course.

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Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in any discipline AND at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in information technology

OR

Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

 

1.  Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

 
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the IT discipline, including its dynamic environment, with expert knowledge of the technological aspects of IT

  • Design, develop and implement advanced IT systems and software, and associated policies and procedures for optimal use and apply industry standards and best practice.

 

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

 
  • Communicate effectively in order to design, evaluate and respond to advances in technology, future trends and industry standards and utilise a range of verbal, graphical and written forms, customised for diverse audiences including specialist and non-specialist clients, colleagues and industry personnel.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, synthesise, evaluate, critique and disseminate both technical and professional information.

 

4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

 
  • Appraise complex information using critical and analytical thinking and judgement to identify problems, analyse user requirements and propose appropriate and innovative solutions.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Generate IT solutions through the application of specialised theoretical constructs, expert skills and critical analysis to real-world, ill-defined problems to develop appropriate and innovative IT solutions.

 

6. Self-management:   working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Take personal, professional and social responsibility within changing national and international professional IT contexts to develop autonomy as researchers and evaluate own performance for continuing professional development.
  • Work autonomously and responsibly to create solutions to new situations and actively apply knowledge of theoretical constructs and methodologies to make informed decisions.

 

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

 
  • Work independently and collaboratively towards achieving the outcomes of a group project, thereby demonstrating interpersonal skills including the ability to brainstorm, negotiate, resolve conflicts, manage difficult and awkward conversations, provide constructive feedback, and demonstrate the ability to function effectively in diverse professional, social and cultural contexts.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Engage in professional and ethical behaviour in the design, development and management of IT systems, in the global context, in collaboration with diverse communities and cultures.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course Structure

To qualify for the Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology), students must successfully complete 3 units (totally 4 credit points) of formal study and 10 Professional Practice credentials.  Each Professional Practice credential will assess the performance at a masters (advanced) level in one of the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes contextualised to information technology.

Core

Each unit below is delivered on FutureLearn and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete in addition to assessment tasks.

These units are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the freedom to fit learning around your work, family and lifestyle.

  • Introduction to IT Professional Practice SIT752
  • Research Methods for IT SIT705
  • Plus 10 Professional Practice Credentials (completed at the advanced level) as follows:

    Credential Code

    Professional Practice Credentials

    Minimum level

    CRCOM-A1

    Communication

    Advanced

    CRDIL-A1

    Digital literacy

    Advanced

    CRCRI-A1

    Critical thinking

    Advanced

    CRPSV-A1

    Problem solving

    Advanced

    CRSMA-A1

    Self-management

    Advanced

    CRTWK-A1

    Teamwork

    Advanced

    CRGCZ-A1

    Global citizenship

    Advanced

    CRPRE-A1

    Professional ethics

    Advanced

    Knowledge based credentials:

    CRITP-A1

    Information Technology Professional Expertise 1 (deep discipline)

    Advanced

    CRITP-A1

    Information Technology Professional Expertise 2 (broad discipline)

    Advanced

    AND

  • Mastery of Information Technology SIT750 (2cp) (capstone unit)
  • How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Alternative exits

    • Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology) (S589)
    • Graduate Diploma of Professional Practice (Information Technology) (S689)

    Fee information

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    Offered campuses

    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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