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Master of Information Technology

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) students must satisfactorily complete 96 subject points.
To graduate from the Master of Information Technology (16 subjects) students must satisfactorily complete 128 subject points.
To graduate from the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Information Technology (MIT) has been designed to cater for those who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career, and practising Information Technology professionals looking to further develop their level of expertise in specific and cutting edge areas of the profession.

In our increasingly competitive information technology market, employers put greater value on education than ever before.The Master of Information Technology provides advanced training in Information technology for applicants from IT or non-IT backgrounds.

Master of Information Technology (12 subjects)
The Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) is designed for those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification, and for those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career. The course is also designed to meet the needs of practising information technology professionals. For those without an undergraduate degree, entry to the Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) is through the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology. The Graduate Diploma articulates with the Masters degree and full credit is awarded in the Master degree for successful completion of Graduate Diploma subjects.

Master of Information Technology (16 subjects)
The Master of Information Technology (16 subjects) is designed for those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification and those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline and little information technology background but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

As with all our courses, the Master of Information Technology is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. Our students choose between full-time and part-time study options so as to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Professional recognition

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits the CSU Master of Information Technology at full professional level - this is the highest level. There is also reciprocal recognition of this accreditation by international professional societies, such as the Association of Computing Machinery (USA), British Computer Society, Canadian Information Processing Society, and the Computer Society of India

Workplace learning

Students in the course may be required to undertake an IT project for a specific commercial organisation.

Flexible offering

This course is available both on-campus and through distance education and is offered across a three session academic year with sessions commencing in February, July and November each year.

The Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) has a minimum full-time duration of three sessions; however, actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

The Master of Information Technology (16 subjects) has a minimum full time duration of four sessions. The actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

Students may elect to exit from the Master degree after completion of four specified core subjects and four electives, graduating with the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Study at CSU Study Centres

The Master of Information Technology course is available through CSU's Study Centre in Sydney for domestic and international students.

Access to allowances for study

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) now offers student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Master by coursework degrees.

Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.  Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 2490 for further information.

More information from DEEWR

Course structure

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

The Graduate Diploma consists of an Information Technology core comprising four subjects and four Information Technology electives.

Core subjects

ITC411 Introduction to Information Technology;
ITC423 Database Systems;
ITC475 Ethics and Information Technology; and
ITC493 Information Technology Project Management.

Elective subjects

A minimum of three subjects must be drawn from Information Technology subjects (coded ITC) at postgraduate level. All selections not from the list below must be approved by the Course Coordinator.

ITC412 System Analysis PG
ITC415 Programming Principles
ITC421 Programming in Java 1
ITC431 Computer Networks
ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC499 IT Project Proposal
ITC501 Strategic Information Management
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC527 Concurrent Programming
ITC533 IT Specialisation Project 4
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC555 Linux Networking and Security
ITC557 Web-Based Information Systems PG
ITC559 Readings in Information Theory / Multimedia
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC567 Principles of Information Security
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC574 Information Technology for Management
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG
ITC594 E-systems Infrastructure Development

Master of Information Technology (16 subjects)

The Master degree consists of the Graduate Diploma requirements as set out above, four stream subjects, and four electives.

Computer Networking Stream

Core subjects

ITC431 Computer Networks

Stream Electives

ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC555 Linux Networking and Security
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC567 Principles of Information Security
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation

IT Management Stream

Core subjects

ITC574 Information Technology for Management

Stream Electives

ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC501 Strategic Information Management
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG

Software Design and Development Stream

Core subjects

ITC415 Programming Principles

Stream Electives

ITC421 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC527 Concurrent Programming
ITC557 Web-Based Information Systems PG
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG
ITC594 E-systems Infrastructure Development

Systems Analysis Stream

Core subjects

ITC412 System Analysis PG

Stream Electives

ITC415 Programming Principles
ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation

All Streams

Elective subjects

A minimum of three subjects must be drawn from Information Technology subjects (coded ITC) at postgraduate level. All selections not from the list below must be approved by the Course Coordinator.

ITC412 System Analysis PG
ITC415 Programming Principles
ITC421 Programming in Java 1
ITC431 Computer Networks
ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC499 IT Project Proposal
ITC501 Strategic Information Management
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC527 Concurrent Programming
ITC533 IT Specialisation Project 4
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC555 Linux Networking and Security
ITC557 Web-Based Information Systems PG
ITC559 Readings in Information Theory / Multimedia
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC567 Principles of Information Security
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC574 Information Technology for Management
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG
ITC594 E-systems Infrastructure Development

Master of Information Technology (12 subjects)

The Master degree consists of the Graduate Diploma requirements as set out above and four stream subjects.

Computer Networking Stream

Core subjects

ITC431 Computer Networks

Stream Electives

ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC555 Linux Networking and Security
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC567 Principles of Information Security
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation

IT Management Stream

Core subjects

ITC574 Information Technology for Management

Stream Electives

ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC501 Strategic Information Management
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG

Software Design and Development Stream

Core subjects

ITC415 Programming Principles

S  tream Electives

ITC421 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC527 Concurrent Programming
ITC557 Web-Based Information Systems PG
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG
ITC594 E-systems Infrastructure Development

Systems Analysis Stream

Core subjects

ITC412 System Analysis PG

Stream Electives

ITC415 Programming Principles
ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC570 Special Topic in IT 1 OR ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Enrolment pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

Students are encouraged to enrol in core subjects in the initial sessions and attempt to complete as many of these as possible before selecting strand subjects.

Articulation

The Graduate Diploma articulates with the Master (MInfoTech) degree and credit is awarded in the Master degree for the Graduate Diploma subjects.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the academic requirements for full professional membership.

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre); Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for this course is:
Master of Information Technology (12 subjects): Six sessions by distance education or three sessions on campus.
Master of Information Technology (16 subjects): Eight sessions by distance education or four sessions on campus.
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (8 subjects): Four sessions by distance education or two sessions on campus.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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