Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Note: This program is not running in 2017.
Enterprise Architects are executive leaders who hold the key to how organisations are structured. They build and inspire technical teams to integrate technology effectively to achieve business goals.
More than an MBA, and more than IT, studying enterprise architecture encompasses an advanced skill set for executive level business leadership, now and into the future.
An enterprise architect (EA) understands what the business needs, where it is headed, and develops technology solutions to match those needs.
Skilled EAs are in great demand across all business sectors, as they hold the key to how an organisation must be structured to achieve business goals.
The Master of Enterprise Architecture is crucial to producing these future leaders, who will build and inspire the technical teams charged with designing and integrating technology infrastructure with business systems.
Enterprise architecture is about developing, managing and implementing ICT strategies for an organisation. Enterprise architecture is the strategy-driven framework which integrates the use of technology with business objectives.
Developed with and delivered by industry-leading EAs, RMIT's Master of Enterprise Architecture is the first program of its type in Australia, integrating tech expertise with the best of business practice.
Program content will include guest lectures by CIOs and CEOs from some of Australia's leading business organisations, including tech companies, the banking sector, mining and public utilities.
Through the input of these top industry professionals this program will be undergoing constant development and innovation to remain relevant, cutting edge and focused on evolving business needs.
Enterprise architects (EAs) are responsible for enhancing seamless collaboration across different areas of an organisation, and aligning IT directly to business and organisational goals.
EAs provide specialised skills to meet a variety of business challenges, and these roles are increasingly in demand to ensure success in a competitive environment.
The enterprise architect’s ability to communicate, negotiate and influence is a paramount skill.
The master program is designed for professionals with IT skills and experience in systems design or development. You will learn the skills to bridge the gaps between business goals and IT. You will also gain the skills needed in support of the latest IT trends - cloud applications, mobility, digital marketing and data analytics, which are in high demand.
The overall purpose of the master program is to develop the knowledge and skills essential for the role of enterprise architect. The program will enable you to:
- analyse an enterprise or organisation in order to understand its business strategy and its needs in terms of corresponding IT systems
- design a cost-effective enterprise IT strategy, with architectures and systems, drawing on an understanding of the business strategy, to assist in achieving the relevant business goals
- develop and maintain an enterprise architecture for an organisation, taking into account its strategic plan, current IT portfolio and key business and ICT industry drivers and technologies, including hardware and software standards
- communicate an enterprise architecture to the organisation and oversee its implementation, including how an enterprise architecture supports the organisation’s strategic IT objectives and plans to influence its business audiences, IT users and other stakeholders
- develop the required governance for successful enterprise architecture development and adoption within organisations to support business and technology strategy.
You will build on your knowledge and experience in software requirements. You will also develop an understanding of systems architecture and change management to achieve a range of business objectives.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The program is designed to suit students who have external commitments. Some courses will be offered in lecture mode in the evenings, others will be offered in intensive mode as workshops over a small number of full (weekend) days, others can be taken online.
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.
Much of the learning will be in teams, involving group discussion and presentations, in order to foster development of essential skills such as effective communication and persuasion. These will take place in innovative learning spaces.
The program will promote a strong group experience, fostering networking opportunities between students, who will all have significant and senior-level industry experience. Lectures and presentations by external experts, including senior-level executives, will provide further opportunity for rich networking opportunities.
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.
Much of the teaching material will involve real industry case studies presented by senior architects, and there will be guest presentations by senior executives from major organisations.
The Master of Enterprise Architecture is designed for senior ICT professionals aspiring to become technology leaders in one of Australia’s most in-demand executive roles. Graduates of the program will hold both deep IT technical skills and a strong understanding of how IT is used to address business challenges and the strategies of an organisation.
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.
A successful graduate will have developed skills to be part of an enterprise architecture team in a major organisation, or to be a software/solutions architecture consultant, or to be the technology lead (e.g. CTO) of a small business or technology start up.
Professional recognition and accreditation
On completion of this program, graduates can apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society in Australia.
Program and course information
Bridge the gap between business goals and IT
Develop the skills and strategic thinking to collaborate across organisations, aligning business goals to IT using up-to-date technologies.