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  • Objectives
    The course aims to provide graduates from other disciplines wanting to become IT professionals with the necessary core knowledge and skills in IT which are then extended to an advanced level.Learning outcomesGraduates from these awards will be able to: * design, implement and manage network-based information systems; * understand the strategic role that information technology plays within the collective operation of an enterprise; * play a leading role in ensuring that enterprise-wide information technology facilitates the enterprise's mission; * lead projects in the audit, design, development and pro-active maintenance of an enterprise's information technology systems and services; * demonstrate technical skills in analysis, design and implementation of information technology with a particular focus on enterprise-wide and web-based systems; * understand the issues and practices relating to the management, quality assurance and strategic planning of such systems; and * demonstrate professional skills in information gathering, teamwork, project and task management and communication.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Technology
  • Course description
     The Master of Information Technology is a 72-unit program offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology) and the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Information Technology, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    CORE TOPICS #

    36 units comprising:

    COMP8006
        

    Software Engineering 1GE
        

    6

    COMP8008
        

    Computer Programming 1 GE
        

    6

    COMP8212
        

    Web-based Systems Development GE
        

    6

    COMP8231
        

    Data Modelling GE
        

    6

    COMP8232
        

    Network and Operating Systems GE
        

    6

        

    Plus either
        

    COMP8221
        

    Computer Programming 2 GE, OR
        

    6

    COMP8205
        

    Application Development GE
        

    6

    ELECTIVES

    plus 18 units chosen from:

    COMP8012
        

    Software Engineering 2 GE
        

    6

    COMP8601
        

    Advanced Application Development GE
        

    6

    COMP8602
        

    Enterprise Systems GE
        

    6

    COMP8241
        

    Computer Mathematics GE
        

    6

    COMP8331
        

    Intelligent Systems GE
        

    6

    COMP8242
        

    Theory and Practice of Computation GE
        

    6

    COMP8251
        

    Interactive Computer Systems GE
        

    6

    ENGR8031
        

    Software Engineering 3 GE
        

    6

    Any higher-year elective topics offered in either the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Information Technology. Other topics may be permitted with approval from the Program Coordinator.

    PROJECT

    Plus

    COMP9400
        

    Information Technology Masters Project §
        

    18

    § Students may also elect to do this topic over a year by enrolling in the topic COMP9400A Information Technology Masters Project (9/18 units) in two consecutive semesters.

    # Other topics may be permitted with approval from the Program Coordinator.

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