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.
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.
There are four specialised streams:
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.
SIT771 Object-Oriented Development
SIT773 Software Design and Engineering
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT774 Web and Internet Programming
Core project units
SIT764 Project Management
SIT782 Practical Project
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
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.
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)