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Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$25,060* AUD
CRICOS course code049695D
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code D751
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Systems is a combined degree which provides a balance of theoretical and practical skills in both modern information technology and recent development of information systems and eCommerce.  This course covers the technical and theoretical essentials of these two areas, giving you the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice, helping you to become qualified professional in both information technology and information systems.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

This course is designed for business professionals in information systems, information technology and eCommerce.

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

 

  • 8 credit points of core units;
  • 3 credit points of elective units of Information Systems;
  • one 4-credit point specialism from the Master of Information Technology;
  • 1 credit point of elective Information Technology units.

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Specialisations

Information Technology specialisms

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

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Course structure


Core units

MIS701 Business Requirements Analysis  

MIS731 Information Security and Governance  

MIS761 Enterprise Information Management  

MIS762 Data Warehousing  

MIS782 Business Value of Information  

SIT705 Research Methods for IT  

SIT764 Project Management  

SIT782 Practical Project  


IT Elective units
Select 1 credit point of Master of Information Technology course grouped units. Refer to the Master of Information Technology for details of unit offerings and specialisms.

 

Plus Information Systems units not previously studied amounting to 3 credit points:


MIS721 Social Media and Mobile Strategies  

MIS772 Predictive Analytics  

MIS781 Business Intelligence  

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

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Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the 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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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

For entry to this course applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to at least 3 years of tertiary study in an information technology or related discipline.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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