Master of Information Technology (Professional)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Information Technology (Professional)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||051581G|
|Deakin course code||S779|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Alternative exits
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
The Master of Information Technology (Professional) is designed to extend the specialised information technology skills obtained in the Master of Information Technology by providing students with the opportunity to undertake a trimester of industry-based learning or a trimester long research project under the supervision of our internationally-recognised research staff.
This course has a strong IT industry focus and empowers students to apply the acquired knowledge and skills towards professional practice and enables them to create innovative IT solutions to solve real-world problems. Students will develop teamwork and leadership skills through close mentorship during industry projects and engagement in researching cutting edge IT solutions, and can choose to specialise in security, networking, analytics or computer science depending on their interests and career aspirations.
Throughout the course, students will develop a broad understanding of the IT discipline including its dynamic environment, expert knowledge of the technological aspects of IT, and in-depth skills in their chosen area of specialisation.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Master of Information Technology (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Graduates of this course may find employment as a business analyst, network administrator, database administrator, security analyst, solutions architect, software developer, technology consultant, or security systems manager.
|Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)|
|Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (S678)|
|Master of Information Technology (S778)|
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
This section is for:
- all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
- domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
- all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.
* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
This section is for:
- all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
- all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
To complete the Master of Information Technology (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:
- all requirements for the 12 credit point Master of Information Technology must be met;
- plus further 4 credit points as detailed below;
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Data Analytics
- Software Development
- IT Security
- IT Services
- IT Strategy and Management
- Virtual Reality (available from Trimester 1, 2017)
|SIT790||Major Thesis (4 cp), or|
|SIT791||Professional Practice (4 cp)* (0 credit point unit), or|
|SIT792||Minor Thesis (2 cp), and|
2 additional credit points chosen from the list of general units in the Master of Information Technology.
*Must have successfully completed STP710 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
Select from a range of level 7 SIT course grouped elective units found within the Master of Information Technology.