Master of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities

As a Master of Information Technology graduate, you may find employment as a business analyst, network administrator, database administrator, security analyst, solutions architect, software developer, technology consultant, or security systems manager.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (S678)

Equipment requirements

For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or telephone 03 9244 6699.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$25,280$29,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Data Analytics (available from trimester 3, 2015)
Networking
Software Development
IT Security
IT Services
IT Strategy and Management (available from trimester 1, 2016)

Course structure

Four core units:

SIT705Research Methods for IT

SIT740Research and Development in Information Technology

SIT764Project Management

SIT782Practical Project

and

A four credit point specialism.

and

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

General units

SIT701Enterprise Network Construction

SIT702Enterprise Network Management

SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

SIT706Cloud Computing Technologies

SIT707Software Quality and Testing

SIT708Mobile Systems Development

SIT715Cloud Computing Application Design and Development

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence

SIT725Advanced Software Engineering

SIT735Communications Network Security

SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

SIT763IT Security Management

SIT771Object-Oriented Development

SIT772Database and Information Retrieval

SIT773Software Design and Engineering

SIT774Web Technologies and Development

SIT775IT Services in Organisations

SIT780Enterprise Applications Development

SIT794Services Management

Details of specialisations

Data Analytics - unit set code SP-S000055

(available from Trimester 3, 2015)

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

The Data Analytics specialism has been designed to provide students the opportunity to undertake study and develop technical skills in key areas of data analytics - data acquisition and modelling, data visualisation, and decision support leading to business intelligence.  

 

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence

SIT721Semantic Technology and Big Data Analytics

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

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.

SIT701Enterprise Network Construction

SIT702Enterprise Network Management

SIT706Cloud Computing Technologies

SIT735Communications 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.

SIT707Software Quality and Testing

SIT708Mobile Systems Development

SIT725Advanced Software Engineering

SIT780Enterprise 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.

SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

SIT735Communications Network Security

SIT763IT 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.

SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

SIT775IT Services in Organisations

SIT794Services Management

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence

IT Strategy and Management - unit set code MJ-S000056

(available from Trimester 1, 2016)

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

The IT Strategy and Management specialism has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the skills required to effectively drive business process improvement, manage IT services, develop IT strategies and manage innovation.

 

SIT794Services Management

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MPM712Managing Innovation


Income support

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.