Fees and charges
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.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.
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:
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 applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
Entry to the Master of Engineering/Master of Information Technology combined course requires a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent. Applicants without a Bachelor of Engineering degree entry qualification, who have been admitted to membership of Engineers Australia or other equivalent professional body, may be admitted to the program subject to Faculty Board approval.
Advanced standing - general
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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Advanced standing may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University rules.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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.
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, telephone 03 5227 2536.
Please refer to the single entry for Master of Engineering (S750) and Master of Information Technology (S778) for specific details.