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Master of Information Technology Management

Postgraduate coursework

Gain the skills necessary to lead IT projects and manage people within enterprise. Graduate with an understanding of cyber security and operations.

Domestic International

International student information

Key facts

Duration

The time and cost can be reduced based on your previous qualifications and professional experience. This means you can fast track the masters degree from 2 years down to 1.5 years, or even 1 year duration. See entry requirements below for more information.

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

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.

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Course information

Award granted
Master of Information Technology Management
Year

2024 course information

Deakin code
S738
CRICOS code?
102377G Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Level
Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course structure

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.

4

Foundation Information Technology units

4

Introductory Information Technology units

8

Mastery Information Technology Management units

16

Total

Core

Mandatory unit for all entry levels

  • Academic Integrity Module (0 credit points)
  • Part A: Foundation Information Technology Studies

  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
  • Web Technologies and Development
  • Part B: Introductory Information Technology Management Studies

  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Analytics for Security and Privacy
  • Services Management
  • Plus one (1) level 7 SIT elective unit

    Part C: Mastery Information Technology Management Studies

  • Enterprise Systems and Management
  • Software Deployment and Operation
  • Research and Development in Information Technology
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Professional Practice in Information Technology
  • Team Project (A) - Project Management and Practices ~
  • Team Project (B) - Execution and Delivery ~
  • 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)
      • Online

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Online

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Online

    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

    For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology or telephone 03 9244 6699.

    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

    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.

    Workload

    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.

    Participation requirements

    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.

    Work experience

    You may have an opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your course. For more information, please visit deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

    Entry requirements

    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 academic and English language proficiency 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).

    Academic requirements

    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 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:

    Admissions information

    Learn more about Deakin courses and how we compare to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning.

    Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn’t have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you are able to commit to your study.

    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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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.

    Learn more about tuition fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    Apply through Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    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.

    Alternative exits

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    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.

    Professional recognition

    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.

    Communication

    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.

    Digital literacy

    Identify, select, and use a broad range of digital technologies to generate, manage, and share digital resources associated with successful management of IT projects.

    Critical thinking

    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.

    Problem solving

    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.

    Self-management

    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.

    Teamwork

    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.

    Global citizenship

    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