Master of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
2016 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|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,280 - 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 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
- Key dates
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
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. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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
- IT Security
- IT Services
- IT Strategy and Management
- Virtual Reality (available from Trimester 1, 2017)
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|
|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|
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
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
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. 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)