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Course: Master of Information Technology (846AA)

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Award: Master of Information Technology in Business Informatics, Master of Information Technology in Information Systems, Master of Information Technology in Network Computing, Master of Information Technology in Software Engineering, Master of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing, Master of Information Technology
Course Level: 04
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

  • UC Bruce Campus
    • Full Time, Face-to-Face - Convener: Dr Wanli Ma (Ph: +61 2 6201 2838)
    • Part Time, Face-to-Face - Convener: Dr Wanli Ma (Ph: +61 2 6201 2838)

Introduction

This extension program is designed for those with IT qualifications, specifically an Australian equivalent bachelor degree in IT. The course will deepen their IT knowledge and allow them to expand into new areas. It offers students the opportunity to study new and emerging areas of advanced information technology (IT). They may also study issues relating to the design, development and management of systems incorporating IT. Graduates will have a sound theoretical and practical basis for beginning or continuing a professional IT career, or continuing to a doctorate program. The MIT is a 12 unit program that allows students to choose a broad-based IT program or to choose one of the specialisation fields - Information Systems, Software Engineering, Business Informatics or Network Computing. The MIT is designed as a 3-semester with at most 5 G and at least 7 PG level units.

For information and course advice on the Mainframe Computing specialisation, please contact Dr Girija Chetty (Ph: +61 2 6201 2512).

Course Requirements

36 credit points, comprising:
(a) Required (3 credit points):
6676 Professional Practice in IT G

(b) Restricted choice (33 credit points):
One of the following units (3 credit points):
6808 Software Engineering Practice G
6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G

Students in the Mainframe Computing specialisation only will take one of the following units (3credit points)
6672 Database Design G
7862 Corporate Database Application and Management PG

For a non Mainframe Computing student, at most 9 credit points (3 units) not already chosen as the required units, from the list of G level units below. At least 21 credit points (7 units) from the list of PG units below.

For a Mainframe computing student, at most 6 credit points (2 units) not already chosen as the required units, from the list of G level units below. At least 21 credit points (7 units) from the list of PG units below. Among the 7 PG units, 5 units have to be chosen from the list under the Mainframe Computing specialisation.

Students may be allowed to take one unit (3 credit points) at PG level other than those listed in the specialisations from outside the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, with the permission of the Course Convener. This will count as one G level unit.

Specialisations
Students may choose to specialise in the areas of Information Systems, Software Engineering, Network Computing, Business Informatics or Mainframe computing or may have no specialisation.

Please note:
1. 6676 Professional Practice in IT G is a compulsory unit for all students (except those studying the MIT BI), unless the permissions were given from the course convener to replace the unit with another.
2. Either 6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G OR 6808 Software Engineering Practice G is a compulsory unit for all students, unless the permissions were given from the course convener to replace the unit with another.
3. Students can normally take at most two of the Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 to 4 PG units.

Information Systems, Software Engineering, Network Computing and Mainframe Computing Specialisations:
For the Information Systems, Software Engineering and Network Computing specialisations, of the minimum of 7 PG level units, at least 5 must be taken from the units listed in the particular specialisation list.

For the Mainframe Computing specialisation all of the following units must be taken:
Mainframe Systems 1 G, Corporate Database Application for Management PG, Mainframe Application Development 1 PG, Mainframe Application Development 2 PG, Mainframe Systems 2 PG, System Integration PG.

If the Information Sciences Extension Studies PG units are taken as part of this specialisation, the project must be based in the specialisation area.

If the Information Sciences Extension Studies PG subjects units are taken as part of this specialisation, and the projects must therefore be based in the specialisation area.

If the Information Sciences Internship PG unit is are taken as part of this specialisation, the intern position must therefore be based in the specialisation area.

Business Informatics Specialisation:
Students are required to have two years' relevant work experience to undertake this specialisation, which will qualify them for Advanced Standing of 12 credit points. For this reason, no G level units are offered in this specialisation.

Required PG level units:
7106 Business Informatics Case Studies PG
6683 IT and Business Alignment PG

Elective PG units for this specialisation are listed below:
A student who has completed the Bachelor of Business Informatics at the University of Canberra, or a similar course at another institution, may have already completed units similar in content to both some of the required units and some of the elective units above. With the permission of the Course Convener, such a student should substitute other units at PG level from this specialisation and from the Information Systems specialisation.

G level units
G level units should be chosen to satisfy prerequisite requirements of the PG units in the desired specialisation.
8995 Software Technology 1 G
8935 Systems Software G
6672 Database Design G
6673 Designing Human-Computer Interaction G
6674 Document and Workflow Management G
6675 Information Systems in Organisations G
7860 Mainframe Systems 1G *
7187 Mobile and Wireless Computing G
6689 Security and Support in IT G
6548 The World of Chance
6808 Software Engineering Practice G
6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G
6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G
6691 Web Design and Programming G
6554 Introduction to Statistics G
6550 Business Decision Models G
6699 Discrete Mathematics G
6551 Econometrics G
6557 Regression Modelling G
6558 Survey Design and Analysis G
7088 Computing Mathematics G
6553 General Mathematics G
6275 Statistical Analysis & Decision Making G
7903 Forensic Statistics G
6555 Multivariate Statistics G
6552 Experiment Design and Analysis G

* These units can only be taken by students selected for the MIT Mainframe Computing specialisation.

PG level units.
The units in this list are grouped by specialisation. The rules for selecting units for a given specialisation are given under specialisations. Please note that in any semester, only a selection of these units will run.

Information Systems
6679 Advanced Information Modelling PG
6680 Business Intelligence Systems PG
6681 Database Systems PG
7192 General Systems Theory PG
6682 Information Security PG
7109 Information Systems Management PG
7195 Issues in Interaction Design PG
6688 Knowledge Management Systems PG
8067 Systems Requirements and Procurement PG
6690 System Testing PG
7199 Usability Evaluation PG
7194 Informatics Project PG
7900 Information Sciences Internship PG
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG
7866 Information Sciences Extension Studies 3 PG
7867 Information Sciences Extension Studies 4 PG

Software Engineering
6685 Artificial Intelligence Techniques PG
6776 Biometric Person Authentication PG
6693 Client-Server Computing PG
7146 Coding Theory PG
6697 Computer and Network Security PG
7107 Electronic Commerce: Technical Issues PG
7189 Enterprise Software Systems PG
7190 Face-Voice Authentication PG
7191 Game Programming Techniques PG
7108 Graphics Visualisation Techniques PG
6692 High Speed Networks PG
6682 Information Security PG
6684 Object Oriented Software Design PG
7110 Programming Graphical User Interfaces PG
8067 Systems Requirements and Procurement PG
7197 Soft Computing PG
6690 System Testing PG
7194 Informatics Project PG
7900 Information Sciences Internship PG
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG
7866 Information Sciences Extension Studies 3 PG
7867 Information Sciences Extension Studies 4 PG

Network Computing
6693 Client-Server Computing PG
7146 Coding Theory PG
6697 Computer and Network Security PG
7107 Electronic Commerce: Technical Issues PG
6692 High Speed Networks PG
8067 Systems Requirements and Procurement PG
7198 Telecom Systems Management and Policy PG
7200 Wireless and Embedded Systems PG
7900 Information Sciences Internship PG
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG
7866 Information Sciences Extension Studies 3 PG
7867 Information Sciences Extension Studies 4 PG

Business Informatics
6224 Business Finance PG * #
7106 Business Informatics Case Studies PG *
7188 Current Issues in Business Informatics PG *
7192 General Systems Theory PG
6633 Information Law PG #
6682 Information Security PG
7109 Information Systems Management PG
6683 IT and Business Alignment PG *
6688 Knowledge Management Systems PG
6255 Management Ethics PG #
8067 Systems Requirements and Procurement PG
7196 Social Informatics PG *
6690 System Testing PG
7194 Informatics Project PG *
7900 Information Sciences Internship PG
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG
7866 Information Sciences Extension Studies 3 PG
7867 Information Sciences Extension Studies 4 PG

* Prerequisite of 2 years work experience.
# Only available in the Business Informatics specialisation.

Mainframe Computing
7862 Corporate Database Application and Management PG *
7861 Mainframe Application Development 1 PG *
7864 Mainframe Application Development 2 PG *
7863 Mainframe Systems 2 PG *
7865 System Integration PG *
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG

* Can only be taken by students selected for the MIT Mainframe Computing specialisation.

Students in this specialisation MUST take the seven units in the above list.

Typical Course Structure

Semester 1 Semester 2
YEAR 1
6676 Professional Practice in IT G PG Level unit
6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G OR PG Level unit
6808 Software Engineering Practice G
G or PG Level unit PG Level unit
G or PG Level unit PG Level unit
YEAR 2
PG Level unit
PG Level unit
PG Level unit
PG Level unit

Course Duration

Standard three semesters full-time or equivalent.
Maximum twelve semesters.

Admission Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or Business Informatics or equivalent.

Approved Credit arrangements.

Advanced standing may be granted for up to 4 units (12 credit points). A student may be given advanced standing:
- if an applicant has a graduate diploma in information systems, information technology or business informatics;
- if an applicant has an Australian 4 year Engineering degree with an IT specialisation or equivalent;
- if an applicant has previous, incomplete graduate studies; or
- if an applicant has 2 years work experience, and provides evidence that he or she has met the learning outcomes of specific units in the course.

Advanced standing may be granted for up to 8 units (24 credit points) if an applicant has completed the Master of Technology or Master of Business Informatics at University of Canberra.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of IT and / or Business Informatics. For Business Informatics assumed knowledge includes excellent English oral and written communication skills.

Professional Recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society, at the Associate level.

Subsumable awards

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology are subsumable into the Master of Information Technology.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering.
 
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