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Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2024 close 18 February 2024
Information technology is driving digital disruption, with new technology helping redefine many industries. To take advantage of the opportunities that information technology offers, businesses need skilled staff who can lead and manage IT projects, services, and departments. Deakin’s Master of Information Technology Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage information technology projects and people within enterprise.
This course develops your understanding of the many aspects of IT including networking, cyber security, operations, and enterprise systems.
As an enterprise manager you will work alongside, manage and lead artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers, data scientists, application developers and business analysts.
This course is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who would like to support their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.
- Award granted
- Master of Information Technology Management
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- CRICOS code?
- 102377G Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.
To complete the Master of Information Technology Management, you will complete 8, 12 or 16 credit points, depending on your prior experience.
The course is structured in three parts:
- Part A: Foundation Information Technology Studies (4 credit points)
- Part B: Introductory Information Technology Management Studies (4 credit points)
- Part C: Mastery Information Technology Management Studies (8 credit points)
- completion of DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory unit).
Depending upon prior qualifications and/or experience, you may receive credit for Parts A and B.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.
Foundation Information Technology units
Introductory Information Technology units
Mastery Information Technology Management units
Mandatory unit for all entry levels
Part A: Foundation Information Technology Studies
Part B: Introductory Information Technology Management Studies
Plus one (1) level 7 SIT elective unit
Part C: Mastery Information Technology Management Studies
Plus one (1) level 7 SIT elective unit
~ Note: Students are expected to undertake SIT764 and SIT782 in consecutive trimesters. Students should seek advice from the unit chair if they are unable to complete SIT764 and SIT782 consecutively.
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin online.
Additional course information
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student payment through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin’s Current Students website.
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include lectures, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.
Students commencing in Trimester 3 will be required to complete units in Trimester 3.
You may have an opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your course. For more information, please visit deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.
Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, you may commence this course with admission credit and complete your course in 1 year full time (or part-time equivalent).
1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 8 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (with 8 credit points of admission credit applied) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor honours (AQF8) degree or higher in a related discipline
- completion of a bachelor degree in a related discipline, and at least two years' of relevant work experience (or part time equivalent)
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (or equivalent)
1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 12 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (with 4 credit points of admission credit applied) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, and at least two years' of relevant work experience (or part time equivalent)
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (or equivalent)
2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 16 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (without admission credit applied*) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline
^Recognition of Prior Learning into the Master of Information Technology Management may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate level studies.
Related disciplines which may be considered include: information technology, computer science, computer applications, engineering – IT/computer science/electronics, DevOps, Networking, programming, IT consultant, IT management.
*Credit for recognition of prior learning will still be considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more below.
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
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Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning.
You can refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
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- does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
- does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 10% Deakin alumni discount);
- assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if recognition of prior learning is granted;
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Pathways for students to enter the Master of Information Technology Management are as follows:
- Option 1: Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578) (followed by a 12 credit point Master of Information Technology Management)
- Option 2: Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (S538) (followed by an 8 credit point Master of Information Technology Management)
Pathway options will depend on your professional experience and previous qualifications.
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (S538)
- Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Management (S638)
Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.
Graduates will have the specialist knowledge necessary to work as a skilled and adaptable manager of a range of IT operation and transformation projects, with progression to department management; capable and confident in modern enterprise settings requiring adoption of strong security methodologies and practices.
As a Master of Information Technology Management graduate, you may find employment as a IT Project Manager, Digital Transformation Manager, Innovation IT Service Manager, Incident Management Lead, Technical Consultant, Cyber Security Project Manager, Delivery Lead, Application Development Lead, IT Project Coordinator/Officer or Data Migration Lead.
The Master of Information Technology Management is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Use advanced and integrated knowledge of information technology and management methods, tools, and practices to guide and manage projects that support successful development, deployment, and operations of information technology within enterprises.
Communicate with technical and non-technical project stakeholders to effectively manage stakeholder expectations and guide project operations including requirements, designs, concepts, plans, and progress reporting.
Identify, select, and use a broad range of digital technologies to generate, manage, and share digital resources associated with successful management of IT projects.
Exercise independent and critical judgement in designing and executing project plans to locate and address ambiguity and vagueness in arguments, requirements, and proposals to determine if ideas are reasonable, and identify information that may be contradictory, omitted, or not collected.
Apply expert, specialised, knowledge, skills, and techniques to the identification and documentation of project requirements, the evaluation of solution structures to address project requirements, and project planning and execution.
Critically engage in reflective practice that evidences initiative, autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a continued commitment to self-directed learning, research and skill development personally, academically and professionally in the field of information technology management.
Apply strategies to lead and support positive group dynamics, manage conflict and to function effectively as a team member including contributing specialist knowledge & skills associated with the management of information technology projects.
Apply professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice including awareness of regulation and ethical implications of acquisition, use, disclosure and eventual disposal of information, global trends and research with concern for societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues to effectively manage responsibilities relevant to project management in practice.
Approved by Faculty Board 30 January 2020