Master of Information Technology Management (Professional)

Postgraduate coursework

The Master of Information Technology Management (Professional) will equip you with specialist knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage Information Technology projects and people within enterprises.

Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

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) will equip you with specialist knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage information technology projects and people within enterprises.

The Master of Information Technology Management (Professional) will develop 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 students the opportunity to undertake a period of industry-based learning or a research project.

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Course structure

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)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core

Mandatory unit for all entry levels

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Part A: Introductory IT Management Studies

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

    Part B: Mastery Information Technology Management Studies

  • Enterprise Systems and Management
  • Software Deployment and Operation
  • Research and Development in Information Technology
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Team Project (A) - Project Management and Practices ~
  • Team Project (B) - Execution and Delivery ~
  • Plus two (2) level 7 SIT-coded elective units (selected from the list below)

    Part C: Professional Studies

    Four (4) credit points from one of the following options:

  • Professional Practice (4 cp)*
  • OR

  • Research Project A (2 cp), and 2 additional credit points of level 7 SIT elective units
  • OR

  • Research Project A (2 cp)
  • and

  • Research Project B (Thesis) (2 cp)
  • OR

  • Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Innovation (1 cp), and 3 additional credit points of level 7 SIT 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.

    Electives

  • Advanced Digital Forensics
  • Advanced Topics in Digital Security
  • Cloud Computing Technologies
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Mobile Systems Development
  • Internship - Information Technology
  • Real World Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Software Engineering
  • Communications Network Security
  • Cloud Applications Design and Development
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Modern Data Science
  • Bayesian Learning and Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning
  • Interaction and Design for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Development for Virtual Reality
  • Content Creation for Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Reality On Mobile Platforms
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Information Technology Management (Professional)
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    S739
    CRICOS code?
    102378F
    Level
    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.

    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:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • 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 income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

    Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees 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.

    Workload

    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.

    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. Click here for more information.

    Students commencing in Trimester 3 will be required to complete units in Trimester 3.

    Work experience

    You will have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific internship placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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

    • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, OR
    • a Bachelor degree, plus two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR
    • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent 

    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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/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 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    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. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    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 (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.

    Alternative exits

    • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management (S538)
    • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Management (S638)

    Why choose Deakin

    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 School of Information Technology is seeking Professional recognition from 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.

    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