Master of Information Technology (Professional)

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Information Technology (Professional)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full time
Next available intake

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

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$29,000 AUD
CRICOS course code051581G
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at

Deakin course code S779
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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 (Professional) is designed to extend the specialised skills obtained in the Master of Information Technology.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology (Professional) 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.

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.

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.

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 au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course may find employment as a business analyst, network administrator, database administrator, security analyst, solutions architect, software developer, technology consultant, or security systems manager.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Data Analytics (available from trimester 3, 2015)
Software Development
IT Security
IT Services
IT Strategy and Management (available from trimester 1, 2016)

Course structure

SIT790Major Thesis (4 cp), or

SIT791Professional Practice (4 cp)*, or

SIT792Minor Thesis (2 cp), and

2 additional credit points chosen from the list of general units in the Master of Information Technology.

*Must have successfully completed STP710 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)

Equipment requirements

For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, or 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

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

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (S678)
Master of Information Technology (S778)