Master of Information Technology
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Master of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$25,860* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||035505G|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
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||S778|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
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.
The Master of Information Technology (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
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 2015, 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 2015 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.
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
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
Four core units:
|SIT705||Research Methods for IT|
|SIT740||Research and Development in Information Technology|
A four credit point specialism in at least one of the following:
The remaining credit points must be selected from SIT7-units as listed under 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|
|SIT715||Cloud Computing Application Design and Development|
|SIT717||Enterprise Business Intelligence|
|SIT725||Advanced Software Engineering|
|SIT735||Communications Network Security|
|SIT737||Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies|
|SIT763||IT Security Management|
|SIT772||Database and Information Retrieval|
|SIT773||Software Design and Engineering|
|SIT774||Web Technologies and Development|
|SIT775||IT Services in Organisations|
|SIT780||Enterprise Applications Development|
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.
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.
Entry requirements - specific
An approved undergraduate IT degree (or equivalent).
Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-computing field will be required to complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578) prior to enrolling in S778 Master of Information Technology or S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional). S778 or S779 can be 'conditionally' offered with the offer into S578 Graduate Certificate of Information Technology.
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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students wishing to continue their studies via a PhD program must include a Research Project in their Masters Program.
S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional)