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Master of Information Technology

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Award granted Master of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035505G
Deakin course codeS778

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's postgraduate IT courses provide a combination of leading-edge theory and technical knowledge plus hands-on practical experience to prepare you for a successful career as an IT professional in Australia and around the world.

 

The Master of Information Technology is designed to provide specialised information technology skills by giving you up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in computing technology, as well as covering the technical and theoretical foundations of these topics, giving you the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice.

 

The course provides a leading-edge study environment, helping you to become a qualified IT professional with the skills required by employers. As a graduate, you will possess a sound knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT and a broad knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of IT. You will also be encouraged to develop a raft of generic skills enabling you to be an effective and efficient IT professional.

 

Students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology can elect to exit from the program after completion of four units. Students electing to do this will qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology. Students electing to exit after completion of eight units will qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology. Students who seek this option will be eligible to seek membership with the Australian Computer Society at the associate level.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 12 credit points, which must include the following:

  • four (4) core units
  • one 4-credit point specialism
  • elective units selected from the list of general units

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

 

There are four specialised streams:

Networking
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

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Course structure

Four core units:

SIT705 Research Methods for IT  

SIT740 Research and Development in Information Technology  

SIT764 Project Management  

SIT782 Practical Project  

 

and

A four credit point specialism in at least one of the following:

Networking
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

 

and

The remaining credit points must be selected from SIT7-units as listed under general units.

 

 

General units

SIT701 Enterprise Network Construction  

SIT702 Enterprise Network Management  

SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  

SIT706 Cloud Computing Technologies  

SIT707 Software Quality and Testing  

SIT708 Mobile Systems Development  

SIT717 Enterprise Business Intelligence  

SIT725 Advanced Software Engineering  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

SIT763 IT Security Management  

SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  

SIT774 Web Technologies and Development  

SIT775 IT Services in Organisations  

SIT780 Enterprise Applications Development  

SIT794 Services Management  

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Details of specialisations

Networking - unit set code SP-S000021

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

Plan, install and manage both local area networks and wide area networks with a strong focus on network design, routing protocols and switching concepts. The specialism incorporates the CISCO CCNA curriculum which prepares students for the CCNA industry certification. There is a strong focus on application development for networked systems and supporting user mobility from both application and network perspectives.

 

SIT701 Enterprise Network Construction  

SIT702 Enterprise Network Management  

SIT706 Cloud Computing Technologies  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

Software Development - unit set code SP-S000023

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

 

Gain theoretical and practical skills in current trends in the analysis, design and implementation of complex and large-scale software systems. Designed with input from industry leaders, there is a strong focus on the development of high quality software using methodologies, tools, techniques and management principles relevant to industry. There is emphasis on the development of web-based and distributed applications and the use and development of open source software.

 

 

SIT707 Software Quality and Testing  

SIT708 Mobile Systems Development  

SIT725 Advanced Software Engineering  

SIT780 Enterprise Applications Development  

IT Security - unit set code SP-S000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

 

Develop skills in securing data, communications and infrastructure as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. Students gain an understanding of problem solving, communication and technical capabilities related to Information Technology Security and the legal, regulatory and ethical contexts in which these skills are used. The security units provide a solid foundation in areas including information security, internet and network security, access controls and firewalls. In conjunction with work experience, the units prepare students towards certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional on completion of the CISSP exam administered by The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

 

SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

SIT763 IT Security Management  

IT Services - unit set code SP-S000048

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

 

Designed in partnership with IBM, to develop specialised information technology skills by providing up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in computing technology and practical IT consulting skills. Learn about cutting-edge work in computer science, operation research, business strategy, management sciences, social and cognitive sciences and the legal sciences to develop the skills needed in a services-led economy.

 

SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

SIT775 IT Services in Organisations  

SIT794 Services Management  

SIT717 Enterprise Business Intelligence  

 

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