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Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology (Professional)
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
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.
Continual consultation with industry ensures the courses are relevant and up to date with workplace demand and that our program is designed to meet future industry requirements.
Deakin's postgraduate IT program reflects the needs of industry, offering areas of study that are of crucial importance to IT development and applications.
The program offers the flexibility to tailor your course to suit your own needs. You may choose to specialise in IT Security, IT Services, Network Computing or Software Development in addition to selecting units from across a range of areas in order to obtain a broad grounding in IT.
You'll experience guest lectures and project-based activities involving leading IT professionals. Our partnerships with industry provide opportunities for you to get hands-on experience working on industry projects. You will have access to specialist research and the opportunity to establish long-term contacts with the people who are shaping and influencing all levels of IT.
The Master of Information Technology (Professional) is designed to extend the specialised information-technology skills obtained in the Master of Information Technology.
The Master of Information Technology can be taken off-campus, giving you the flexibility to balance study with your workplace and personal commitments.
The course has been designed so you have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.
Deakin University, as an official CISCO local academy, enables you to prepare for the CISCO CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Industry certification by completing two specific units as part of your postgraduate study. This accreditation is highly valued by employers and the opportunity to gain CISCO accreditation while qualifying for a postgraduate course in IT allows you to make tremendous savings in both time and money.
Plan, install, provision and manage both local area networks and wide area networks with a strong focus on network design, routing protocols and switching concepts. The specialism incorporates the CISCO CCNA curriculum which prepares students for the CCNA industry certification. There is a strong focus on application development for networked systems and supporting user mobility from both application and network perspectives.
Gain theoretical and practical skills in current trends in the analysis, design and implementation of complex and large-scale software systems. Designed with input from industry leaders, there is a strong focus on the development of high quality software using methodologies, tools, techniques and management principles relevant to industry. There is emphasis on the development of web-based and distributed applications and the use and development of open source software.
Develop skills in securing data, communications and infrastructure as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. You will also gain an understanding of problem solving, communication and technical capabilities related to Information Technology security and the legal, regulatory and ethical contexts in which these skills are used. The security units give you a solid foundation in areas including information security, internet and network security, access controls and firewalls. Along with your work experience, the units prepare you towards obtaining certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional on completion of the CISSP exam administered by The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 (www.isc2.org).
Designed in partnership with IBM to develop specialised information technology skills by providing up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in computing technology and practical IT consulting skills. You will learn about cutting-edge work in computer science, operations research, business strategy, management sciences, social and cognitive sciences and the legal sciences to develop the skills needed in a services-led economy.
Deakin's postgraduate IT courses have been designed by professionals for professionals seeking to advance their careers in the highly competitive IT industry.
Industry representatives from leading IT firms, state government departments and highly respected industry organisations contribute to course development, to ensure that our courses are tailored to produce the graduate skills that industry employers value.
You'll graduate with a broad knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in information technology and a sound knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of IT. The course allows you to develop a raft of generic skills, in addition to strong IT skills, enabling you to pursue a challenging career as an IT professional within a wide range of industries.
Courses offering work experience in industry and work integrated learning are highly sought after by employers and students alike as they play a critical role in the development of employability skills and job readiness of graduates.
Students who are selected for Deakin's Science and Technology Industry-based Learning (IBL) program are able to work in industry in a role related to their area of study as part of their course. The IBL placements also come with an industry funded scholarship.
Master of IT (Professional) students may undertake a trimester (3-6 months) of industry based learning or a trimester of research under the supervision of Deakin researchers.
Master of Information Technology/Master of Commerce
Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Systems
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Information Technology
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Contact us at the School of Information Technology