Our Master of Enterprise Architecture is designed for senior ICT professionals aspiring to become technology and business leaders.
Professor Sylvia Edwards is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science at RMIT. She is a leading ICT-related teaching and learning innovator and helped develop the Master of Enterprise Architecture. We spoke to her about what makes the program special.
What makes enterprise architecture such a vital discipline?
In today’s world of ubiquitous computing we're used to a handful of clicks for fast, accurate service.
That's what the enterprise architect does for business. They seamlessly interface myriad different systems to meet both the company vision and customers’ needs quickly.
Enterprise architects are service oriented people. They are leaders who are business strategy focused and transform companies through successful IT delivery.
They focus on what's better for and supports the business mission as a whole, rather than the needs of an individual department.
Where are the jobs?
I took a look at LinkedIn this morning and there were 500 enterprise architecture jobs alone, and that's just in LinkedIn.
These jobs come from across every sector of business, from large to small, and a wide variety of industry sectors - mining, banking, telecommunications, public utilities and government departments.
What makes RMIT an education leader in this field?
RMIT was the first university in Australia to offer this degree. In 2016, the program has been renewed after two years of planning and development using knowledge gained from market research and our industry advisory group.
The role of the advisory group is to provide up-to-date insight into industry trends and skill requirements.
RMIT's Master of Enterprise Architecture industry advisory group includes CIOs, CEOs, and heads of enterprise architecture departments - all enterprise architecture leaders in Australia and Southeast Asia.
As well as helping to plan and develop the Master of Enterprise Architecture, most members will continue to serve on the industry advisory group, and be guest speakers in the program.
What is the Masters of Enterprise Architecture study experience like?
The program comprises Masters of Business Administration subjects and IT subjects, so you can select the business focus or IT you need to get up to date in this field.
The study mode is highly flexible. Subjects are offered in intensive, online and face-to-face burst modes of delivery, with some subjects offered between two and six times a year, so it's possible to study this program full time, part time or even fast track it.
Story: Lawrence Martin