Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology combined degree program will provide specialist IT skills for engineers while strengthening, building on and extending their knowledge in specific engineering disciplines. The combined degree is a 16 credit point program with specialisms in engineering and information technology. Graduates of the course will possess a broad knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of information technology and be able to apply advanced technical engineering knowledge and skills in an industrial context. The combined degree will provide opportunities for students to partner with industry and form professional networks.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry to the Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology requires a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Academic title
    Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Course rules

    To be awarded the Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology, a student must successfully complete units with a total value of 16 credit points, including the following:

    Engineering component

    Two core units from:

    SEB711 Developing and Managing Innovation  

    SEN705 Engineering Professional Practice  

    SIT764 Project Management  


    Plus a specialism (comprising 6 credit points) in one of the following:

    Mechanical (Product Design and Development)
    Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Engineering)
    Electronics Engineering (Automation and Control Systems)
    Electronics Engineering (Automotive Intelligent Systems)
    Civil Engineering (Water Engineering)
    Civil Engineering (Construction Management)


    Information Technology component


    Four foundation units (SIT771, SIT772, SIT773 and SIT774) or four elective units*

    Plus four units from an IT specialism - Network Computing, Software Development, IT Security and IT Services.


     *Note: students who do not have an undergraduate degree in IT or related fields are required to complete the four foundation units, those that do have an undergraduate degree in IT or related fields may instead complete four Master of Information Technology electives and may choose to use them to complete a specialism.

    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

    Admission requirements - specific
    Entry to the Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology requires a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent.

    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

    Exit points
    Candidates may exit:

        * with a Graduate Certificate of Engineering after completion of four level 7 engineering credit points
        * with a Graduate Diploma of Engineering (in a specialism) after completion of 8 engineering credit points, including the two common core units and at least 4 from a specialism
        * with a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology after completion of four level 7 IT credit points
        * with a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology after completion of 8 IT credit points.

    Equipment requirements

    Students must have access to the Internet, a microcomputer, modem and printer to provide, via the telephone network, communication with Deakin University's on-campus computers. Prospective students may wish to contact the School of Engineering and Technology to obtain information about the hardware and software requirements.

    Please refer to the single entry for Master of Engineering (S750) and Master of Information Technology (S778) for specific details.

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