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Course: Master of Information Technology and Systems (973AA)

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Award: Master of Information Technology and Systems
Course Level: 04
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

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

Introduction

This advanced course is designed for those with IT qualifications, specifically an Australian equivalent bachelor's degree in IT. The course will advance their IT knowledge and also allow them to expand into new areas. It offers students the opportunity to study new and emerging areas of advanced information technology (IT). The course also has an optional internship program, which bridges the classroom knowledge and the real working environment. Graduates will have a sound theoretical and practical basis for beginning or continuing a professional IT career. Graduates can also continuing to a doctorate program.

Course Requirements

48 credit points, comprising:
(a) Required: 3 credit points
(b) Restricted choice: 45 credit points

as set out below.

(a) Required (3 credit points):
6676 Professional Practice in IT G
This unit must be taken in the first semester of the course, unless the candidate writes a report to the unit convenor detailing experience or previous study as reasons for replacing this unit with another.

(b) Restricted choice (45 credit points)
(a) 3 credit points: One of 6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G or 6808 Software Engineering Practice G unless the applicant writes a report to the unit convener detailing experience or previous study as reasons for replacing this unit with another.

(b) 42 credit points: up to 12 credit points at G level and at least 30 credit points at PG level.
(i) G level units (up to 12 credit points)
G level units should be chosen from the below list 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
7187 Mobile and Wireless Computing G
6689 Security and Support in IT G
7087 Sociology of Technology and Work
6808 Software Engineering Practice G
6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G
6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G
6691 Web Design and Programming G

(ii) PG level units (at least 30 credit points).
The units in this list are grouped by specialisation. The rules for selecting units for a given specialisation are given under specialisations below. Please note that in any one year, 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
7721 Technology Project PG
7199 Usability Evaluation PG
7194 Informatics Project PG (6cp)
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 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
7343 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
7721 Technology Project PG
7194 Informatics Project PG (6cp)
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 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
7721 Technology Project PG
7198 Telecom Systems Management and Policy PG
7200 Wireless and Embedded Systems PG
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 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 #
6683 IT and Business Alignment PG *
7194 Informatics Project PG (6cp) *
6978 Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 PG
6979 Information Sciences Extension Studies 2 PG
7162 Information Security
7109 Information Systems Management PG
6688 Knowledge Management Systems PG
6255 Management Ethics PG #
8067 Systems Requirements and Procurement PG
7196 Social Informatics PG *
6690 System Testing PG
7721 Technology Project PG

* Units with an asterisk have a prerequisite of 2 years work experience.
# Units with a hash (#) are only available in the Business Informatics 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 against the requirements of (b) (i) above.

(c) A student can normally take at most two of the Information Sciences Extension Studies 1 to 4 PG units. The Course Convener's permission must be obtained if a student wants to study more than two Information Sciences Extension Studies units. The permission will only be given under some unusual circumstances at the discretion of the Course Convener.

(d) To complete the course, a student must achieve 48 credit points, which are composed of at most 18 credit points at G level and at least 30 credit points at PG level, under the restrictions of the previous rules (a), (b), and (c).

Specialisations:
Students may choose to specialise in the areas of Information Systems, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Business Informatics or double specialisations (with the combination as listed below) - or may have no specialisation.
- Software Engineering and Information Systems
- Software Engineering and Network Computing
- Software Engineering and Business Informatics

For a specialisation, at least 5 units must be taken from the units listed in the respective specialisation list.

Typical Course Structure

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

Course Duration

4 semesters full-time ro equivalent.
maximum 12 semesters.

Admission Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or Business Informatics or equivalent. Note that some PG level units in Business Informatics have a prerequisite of 2 years professional work experience.

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 professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

 
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