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Master of Information Technology (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    The course is designed to provide specialised information technology skills by providing up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in computing technology, as well as covering the technical and theoretical foundations of these topics, giving students the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice. The course provides a leading-edge study environment, producing appropriately educated and qualified IT professionals who are eminently employable. Graduates will possess a sound knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT and a broad knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of IT. Graduates will be encouraged to develop a raft of generic skills enabling them to be effective and efficient employees and citizens. Students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology can elect to exit from the program after completion of four units. Students electing to do this will qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology. Students electing to exit after completion of eight units will qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology. Students who seek this option will be eligible to seek membership with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Technology (International Students)
  • Course description
    Off campus studies
    Due to visa regulations, off-campus units are not available to international students studying in Australia, unless it is in addition to their on-campus enrolment in a course. International students whilst in Australia must be enrolled in at least one on-campus unit in every compulsory study period (that is, trimester 1 or trimester 2) and may enrol in online or off-campus units up to a maximum of 25% of their total course load. International students are required to complete their courses within the time specified in their electronic Confirmation of Enrolment forms.
    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  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 service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Course rules
    The course comprises 12 credit points which can be completed on a full-time basis over three trimesters or part-time equivalent. Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate degree. Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-computing field will be required to take a compulsory core of four foundation units: SIT771, SIT772, SIT773 and SIT774. The Master of Information Technology articulates with the Graduate Certificate (4 credit points) and the Graduate Diploma (8 credit points) of Information Technology.


    Specialisations

    There are four specialised streams:

    Network Computing
    Software Development
    IT Security

    IT Services


    Course structure

    Individual students′ course structures will depend upon their basis of entry into the Master of Information Technology, and their preferred specialism. For example, a student entering the MIT with a non-computing undergraduate degree will have to undertake the four compulsory foundation units. All students must also complete two core project units: SIT764 Project Management and SIT782 Practical Project. (Students intending to articulate into the Master of Information Technology (Professional) may receive exemption from completing the required project unit).

     

    If this student then wishes to follow the Network Computing specialism, he or she will then have to take the four units that make up that particular specialism, as outlined above. This student may then elect to make up the remaining 2 credit points in the required 12-credit-point structure from other SIT7- units, as listed under general units, or individual units from any other specialism.

     

    Foundation units

    Trimester 1

    SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  

    SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  

     

    Trimester 2

    SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  

    SIT774 Web and Internet Programming  

     

    Core project units

    SIT764 Project Management  

    SIT782 Practical Project  


    General units

    SIT701 Internet Core and Enterprise Routing  

    SIT702 Engineering Regional Networks  

    SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

    SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  

    SIT717 Recent Developments in Information Technology  

    SIT725 Advanced Software Engineering  

    SIT735 Cryptography for Secure Communications  

    SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

    SIT751 Java Network Programming  

    SIT763 IT Security Management  

    SIT764 Project Management  

    SIT775 IT Services in Organisations  

    SIT780 eSystems Software Development  

    SIT781 Introduction to Bioinformatics  

    SIT783 Linux and Open Source Software  

    SIT784 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing  

    SIT794 Services Management  



    Equipment requirements
    Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering and Information Technology's website <www.deakin.edu.au/scitech/eit> or by telephone 03 5227 2536.


    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.


    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.


    Further study
    Students wishing to continue their studies via a PhD program must include a Research Project in their Masters Program.

    S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional)

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