English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
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 (Professional) equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage information technology projects and people within enterprises.
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 those with a computing background and provides the opportunity to undertake a period of industry-based learning or a research project.
- Award granted
- Master of Information Technology Management (Professional)
2022 course information
- Deakin code
- 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 (Professional), you will complete 16 credit points.
The course is structured in three parts:
- Part A. Introductory Information Technology Management Studies (4 credit points),
- Part B. Mastery Information Technology Management Studies (8 credit points), and
- Part C. Professional Studies (4 credit points).
- Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
The three parts comprise the following:
- seven (7) credit points of core units
- five (5) credit point elective unit (level 7 SIT-coded unit)
- four (4) credit points of professional units
- completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
Mandatory unit for all entry levels
Part A: Introductory IT Management Studies
Plus one (1) level 7 SIT-coded elective unit
Part B: Mastery Information Technology Management Studies
Plus four (4) level 7 SIT-coded elective units (selected from the list below)
Part C: Professional Studies
2 credit points of level 7 SIT elective units#
2 credit points of level 7 SIT coded elective units#
* must have successfully completed STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point 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.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Cloud Campus
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.
Additional course information
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students 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 - additional information
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 classes, 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. Click here for more information.
Students commencing in Trimester 3 will be required to complete units in Trimester 3.
You will have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific internship placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.
- Bachelor Degree in a related discipline, OR
- Bachelor Degree in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience, OR
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent, OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of prior learning
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 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 '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.
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.
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.
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.
Pathways for students to enter the Master of Information Technology Management (Professional) are as follows:
- Option 1: Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (S538) (followed by an 12 credit point Master of Information Technology Management (Professional)
- Option 2: Master of Information Technology Management (S738) (followed by an 4 credit point Master of Information Technology Management (Professional)
Pathway options will depend on your professional experience and previous qualifications.
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (S538)
- Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Management (S638)
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 (Professional) is 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 including a broad appreciation of advanced topics within the IT domain through engagement with research or specialist studies.
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