Master of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
2017 course information
|Award granted||Master of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$26,280 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||035505G|
|Deakin course code||S778|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
- Further study
- Work experience
Deakin’s Master of Information Technology provides a combination of leading-edge theory and technical knowledge with hands-on practical experience to prepare you for a successful career as an IT professional in Australia and around the world.
Delivered in a supportive learning environment, this course will transform you into a competent IT professional with the capacity to develop and implement IT solutions to complex industry-related problems.
As a graduate, you will possess a solid understanding of the issues, concepts and practices in IT and a broad knowledge of the technological aspects of IT. You will also develop a raft of transferrable skills that will enable you to be an effective and efficient IT professional.
This course is continually refined in consultation with industry to ensure the content is relevant and up-to-date with rapidly changing workplace demands. As a graduate, you’ll be highly sought-after for employment across a range of industries for your specialist skills and ability to meet future industry requirements.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Master of Information Technology, students must attain 12 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 12 credit points include 4 core units (these are compulsory), 4 elective units (you can choose which ones to study from a specified list) and 4 units from a major study. You will be required to complete at least one specialisation as part of this course.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Data Analytics
- Software Development
- Cyber Security
- IT Services
- IT Strategy and Management
- Virtual Reality
Four core units:
|SIT705||Research Methods for IT|
|SIT740||Research and Development in Information Technology|
Select the remaining 4 credit points from a range of level 7 SIT course grouped elective units as listed below.
|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|
|SIT718||Real World Analytics|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
- Bachelor degree in same discipline (including information technology or computing)
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Check our Trimester 3 webpage to see if this course is accepting applications for this study period and to Apply.
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
|Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)|
|Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (S678)|
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)
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
You will have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific internship placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.