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Master of Information Technology

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2014$22,300* - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it

CRICOS course code035505G
Deakin course code S778

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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Fees and charges

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.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/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 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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Course rules

To be awarded the Master of Information Technology, a student must successfully complete units with a total value of 12 credit points (including 3 core units, one 4-credit point specialism and elective units selected from the list of general units).

 

Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-computing field will be required to take a compulsory core of four foundation units: *SIT771, SIT772, SIT773 and SIT774 in place of electives.

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

There are four specialised streams:

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

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Course structure

Three core units:

SIT705 Research Methods for IT  

SIT764 Project Management  

SIT782 Practical Project  

 

and

A four credit point specialism in at least one of the following:

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

 

and

The remaining credit points must be selected from SIT7-units as listed under general units.

 

* All students entering the Master of Information Technology with a non-computing undergraduate degree will be required to undertake the four compulsory foundation units.

 

Foundation units

Trimester 1

SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  *

SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  *

 

Trimester 2

SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  *

SIT774 Web and Internet Programming  *

 

General units

SIT701 Internet Core and Enterprise Routing  

SIT702 Advanced Network Design and Engineering  

SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  

SIT717 Enterprise Business Intelligence  

SIT725 Advanced Software Engineering  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

SIT740 Research and Development in Information Technology  

SIT751 Java Network Programming  

SIT763 IT Security Management  

SIT775 IT Services in Organisations  

SIT780 eSystems Software Development  

SIT783 Linux and Open Source Software  

SIT784 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing  

SIT794 Services Management  

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Equipment requirements

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.

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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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the Master of Information Technology a student must hold an approved undergraduate degree.  Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-computing field will be required to take a compulsory core of four foundation units.

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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.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

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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.

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Further study

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)
 

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