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CF74 - Master of Information Technology

About Information Technology

With rapid advances in technology now encompassing every aspect of our daily lives, the IT career path is one of the best remaining guarantees of a job for life.  Because IT offers transferable skills, the IT professional can practice anywhere in the world. For many, the chance to travel and work at the same time is a real motivator, opening up fresh possibilities for an enjoyable and varied international working life.

A career in IT offers real flexibility in how, where and when you work.  Permament jobs, short-term contracts, working from home, and career breaks all become possible with the right skills and carefull planning.  In the new economy the virtual worker is becoming a reality.

A career in IT can give great job satisfaction, and it can be very rewarding too.  Salaries and employment benefits for the right people in the right place are excellent, attracting above average remuneration packages.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

The Master of Information Technology is a door opener for graduates or IT professionals who are looking to expand their expertise in the IT industry. The program will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage over recent graduates.  Positions in the IT sector include applications programmer, systems designer, computer programmer, computer systems auditor, database administrator, database design specialist, IT manager, IT security manager, network administrator, network designer, network programmer, network analyst, project manager (IT), software consultant or a software designer – the possibilities are endless.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time (1.5 years for advance entry students), 3  
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
International - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 12 courses/96 units of credit
Faculty Informatics and Communication
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation This program has been accredited at the highest level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional Level. For personal eligibility for membership refer to the ACS website http://www.acs.org.au.
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards Graduate Diploma , Graduate Certificate
Post Nominal MIT 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 051163C - QLD / 053145M - NSW / 053162K - VIC

Program Aims

This program provides an opportunity for graduates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in information technology at a professional level. Within this highly relevant framework graduates are well prepared to contribute to future growth and changes, whilst at the same time enhancing their individual advancement opportunities. The speciality plans in this program focus on applying IT to specific areas.

Program Structure

All students complete:

  • 3 courses at Level 1
  • 3 courses at Level 2
  • a further six courses from one of the plans below.

Courses Offered

Term 1
Level 1 courses
Course Code Course Name
COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles
Term 2
Level 2 courses
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20001 Information System Management
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks
Specialisations
Students complete a further 6 courses following one of the below plans.
IT - Information Technology
  • Three Level 3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses
  • Two Level 2/3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses
  • One general elective
Ecom - E-Commerce Technology
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20004 Electronic Commerce - A Global Perspective
ECOM20007 Developing E-Commerce Solutions
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
ECOM20009 Electronic Commerce Project Part A
ECOM20010 Electronic Commerce Project Part B
  • plus 1general elective
SD - Software Development (to be implemented in 2006)
Course Code Course Name
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
  • New Software Development
  • One Level 2/3 elective
  • One general elective
InfoSec - Information Security
Course Code Course Name
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
COIS23001 Network Security
  • one Level 2/3 elective
  • one general elective
Notes on electives
  1. Level 3 or Level 2 courses must be selected from the list of COIS, COIT and ECOM courses in the list of Informatics & Communication courses below. A Level 2/3 course can be either a Level 2 or a Level 3 course.
  2. A business elective course must be selected from the list of ACCT, LAWS and MGMT courses in the list of Business & Law courses below. Other Business & Law courses may also be used as a business elective course subject to approval by the program coordinator.
  3. A general elective may be chosen from any of the courses listed in this section. Other CQU postgraduate courses can also be used as a general elective subject to approval by the program coordinator.
Informatics & Communication courses - Level 1
Course Code Course Name
COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles
Informatics & Communication courses - Level 2
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20001 Information System Management
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks
HLTH20034 Decision Support in Health Care
HLTH29030 Electronic Health Records & Standards
HLTH20009 Health Information Science
Informatics & Communication courses - Level 3
Course Code Course Name
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining
COIS23001 Network Security
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
ECOM20004 Electronic Commerce - A Global Perspective
ECOM20007 Developing E-Commerce Solutions
New Software Development (new for 2006)
Informatics & Communication courses - Level 4
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20009 Electronic Commerce Project Part A
ECOM20010 Electronic Commerce Project Part B
List of courses available as general electives

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Course Code Course Name
ACCT20051 Accounting Information for Decision Making
LAWS20035 Environmental Regulation In The Asia Pacific
LAWS20042 Law of Electronic Commerce and the Internet
LAWS20055 International Contracts and Business Transactions
MGMT20093 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
MGMT20095 Asia Pacific Business
MRKT20019 Marketing Management
MRKT20027 Internet and Electronic Marketing
HLTH20007 Evaluating Health Services
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