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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or a CQU Graduate Certificate in Information Systems or equivalent. Candidates who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems Management CF05, will be granted standing of up to 6 courses in this program. For Program Planners please refer to the Faculty of Business and Informatics website. International students should visit http://www.international.cqu.edu.au/ for further information including English language requirements. Advanced entry is available directly into term 2 for students who can demonstrate that they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 9 courses to complete the program. To be granted advanced entry a student must: 1. have a bachelor degree; and 2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of COIS21001, COIS20025 and COIT29222); and 3. either: * have two years relevant work experience; or * have one year other postgraduate education; or * have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian Institution or equivalent. Part-time program of study In formulating their program of study candidates who are studying part-time by distance education should give consideration to their work and other commitments, and the prerequisites for advanced courses and if necessary seek advice from the Program Advisor. Exit Awards (Not available to International Students) Students who are unable to complete the Master of Information Technology may apply to exit from the program with a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (48 units of credit) or the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (24 units of credit). Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Diploma must have successfully completed 6 level one courses. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Certificate must have successfully completed 3 level one courses. Workshops There are no compulsory workshops in this program. However, students are advised that some business courses may require attendance at workshops. Computer equipment resources Students will require access to a computer and printer. Access to the Internet is also required for some courses. The suggested minimum requirement is an IBM compatible computer. If buying a new computer, students should purchase the best quality and highest capacity they can afford. CQU campuses have computers, which may be accessed by students on a 24 hour basis. Transitional Arrangements COIS20028 Management & Design of Advanced Systems will be treated as equivalent to COIT23004 Software Engineering for progression and graduation requirements. COIT24001 Software Engineering Project will be treated as equivalent to COIT23004 Software Engineering and 1 unspecified Level 3 Elective for progression and graduation requirements. Students who complete year 1 of the program in 2007 will be allowed to do one of the 2008 specialisations in place of the specialisations for 2007 provided they meet the pre-requisite structure for the courses in the specialisation. Students who complete year 1 of the program in 2007 and who elect to do the new (2008) Information Security specialisation must complete an additional level 2/3 elective in place of COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications & Networks. No student will be disadvantaged by the program changes.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Technology
  • Course description

    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.  Permanent jobs, short-term contracts, working from home and career breaks all become possible with the right skills and careful 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.


    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.


    Program Structure

    All students complete:

        * 6 core courses;
        * 1 specialisation (6 courses) including 2 electives.


    6 core courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20025     Systems Development Overview
    COIS20026     Database Development and Management
    COIS21001     Web Applications for Business
    COIT23001     Object Oriented Principles
    COIT29222     Structured Programming
    MATH21001    Conceptual Foundations

    3 specialisations
    Students complete a further 6 courses following one of the below plans.
    IT - Information Technology

        * 3 Level 3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses;
        * 2 Level 2/3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses; and
        * 1 general elective.

    SD - Software Development
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIT23002     Computer Graphics
    COIT23003     Games Development
    COIT23004     Software Engineering
    COIT23005     Distributed Systems

        * 1 Level 2/3 elective; and
        * 1 general elective.

    New Zealand students must do ECOM20009 and ECOM20010 as their 2 electives to meet NZ accreditation requirements.
    InfoSec - Information Security
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20027     Digital Telecommunications and Networks
    COIS20078     Data Mining
    COIS23001     Network Security
    COIT23004     Software Engineering

        * 1 Level 2/3 elective; and
        * 1 general elective.

    Notes on electives

       1. Level 2/3 elective courses must be selected from the list of COIS, COIT, ECOM and HLTH courses in the list of Informatics courses below.  A level 2/3 course can be a level 2, level 3 or a level 4 course.
       2. A general elective may be chosen from any of the level 1, 2, 3, or 4 courses listed or the business electives listed below.
       3. Other CQU postgraduate courses can also be used as a general elective subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.

    Informatics courses - Level 1
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20024     Systems Management Overview
    COIS20025     Systems Development Overview
    COIT29222     Structured Programming
    MATH21001     Conceptual Foundations

    Informatics courses - Level 2
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20026     Database Development and Management
    COIS20027     Digital Telecommunications and Networks
    COIS21001     Web Applications for Business
    ECOM20001    Information System Management
    HLTH20009     Health Information Science
    HLTH20034     Decision Support in Health Care
    HLTH29030     Electronic Health Records & Standards

    Informatics courses - Level 3
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20008     Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
    COIS20077     Knowledge Management
    COIS20078     Data Mining
    COIS23001     Network Security
    COIT23001     Object Oriented Principles
    COIT23002     Computer Graphics
    COIT23003     Games Development
    COIT23004     Software Engineering
    COIT23005     Distributed Systems
    ECOM20002    Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
    ECOM20007    Developing E-Commerce Solutions

    Informatics 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
    Course Code     Course Name
    ACCT20051     Accounting Information for Decision Making
    COMM20036    Informatics, Culture and Communication
    HLTH20007     Evaluating Health Services
    HLTH20032     Advanced Nursing Informatics
    MGMT20124    People, Work & Organisations
    MRKT20019     Marketing Management
    MRKT20027     Internet and Electronic Marketing

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