Master of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
|Award granted||Master of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$22,970* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||035505G|
|Deakin course code||S778|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- 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 chargesdeakin.edu.au/fees.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* 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|
|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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
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
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.
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
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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)