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Master of Information Technology - 846AA

Course Code: 846AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
CRICOS Code: 054178E
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Master a range of advanced IT skills

Designed for those who have an Australian bachelor’s degree in information and communications technology, or the equivalent, this course will teach you about complex ICT topics, including information science research methodology, technology and engineering management, and the emerging areas of advanced IT. This flexible course offers a selection of delivery modes, including classes during both weekday evenings and weekday business hours, to help you balance study with your other commitments.

You can tailor your study plan to include up-to-the-minute specialisations and will also have the option of undertaking an internship unit, which will significantly build on your classroom knowledge and provide insights into a genuine working IT environment. You will graduate ready for career advancement in your chosen field of IT, or well-placed to continue with further postgraduate study in the form of a PhD.

Study a Master of Information Technology at UC and you will:

  • learn how to operate a professional IT practice
  • study a broad context of advanced contemporary IT issues
  • fine-tune your written communication skills in the form of management reports, user manuals and technical documentation.

Work Integrated Learning

UC works hard to foster close industry connections, with the course content reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group, made up of a panel of industry experts, and collaborations with industry partners who can provide you with work placement positions and training opportunities.

This course has optional internship units, offering you the chance to put the knowledge, skills and theory you have learned into practice in an authentic workplace environment. In your final year, you’ll complete a capstone research project, producing and implementing a real-world IT solution for a local business, government or community organisation.

Career opportunities

  • Business and systems analyst
  • ICT manager
  • ICT security engineer
  • Network and systems administrator
  • Programmer
  • Web developer

Course-specific information

Applicants need to have completed a bachelor’s degree in an Information and Communication Technology discipline, or the equivalent. If they have an Australian graduate diploma degree, or the equivalent, in a relevant Information and Communication Technology discipline, 12 credit points are granted, which will equal the first semester's study of the course. If they have an Australian bachelor’s degree in a relevant Information and Communication Technology discipline, or the equivalent plus three years of relevant working experience in ICT disciplines, 12 credit points are granted, which will equal the first semester's study of the course.

Knowledge of IT and/or Business Informatics is assumed.

This is an advanced course in ICT and doesn’t need Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation, as ACS currently only accredits entry-level ICT courses.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Admission Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree in an Information and Communication Technology discipline, or equivalent.

If an applicant has an Australian graduate diploma degree, or equivalent, in a relevant Information and Communication Technology discipline, 12 credit points are granted, which equals to the first semester's study of the course.

If an applicant has an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant Information and Communication Technology disciplines, or equivalent, plus 3 years relevant working experience in ICT disciplines, 12 credit points are granted, which equals to the first semester's study of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of IT and/or Business Informatics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Information Technology MIT

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology Master of Information Technology in Network Computing Master of Information Technology in Business Informatics Master of Information Technology in Information Systems Master of Information Technology in Software Engineering Graduate Diploma in Advanced Information Technology

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


Professional Accreditation

This is an advanced course in ICT and does not need Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation, as ACS currently only accredits entry level ICT courses

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
This course 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. Knowledge: Graduates will have a sound theoretical and practice basis for beginning or continuing a professional IT career, or continuing to a doctorate program.
Many units include group work one aim of which is to develop strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills through the running of several types of meetings (eg: planning, brainstorming, reviewing of work, reviewing of project status). Students are also expected and required to present to their tutorial group and in some cases to the whole class ? that is, to give oral presentations, possibly in a role-playing exercise as a presentation to management. They are required to present written communication documents in the form of essays, management reports, user manuals and technical (maintenance) documentation. They also are required to present standard formatted reports such as design review reports, usability evaluation reports. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
Problem solving: ability to apply problem?solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self?directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Graduates gain employment in a wide range of businesses and organisations that develop or use IT-based systems. Some graduates work with equipment and software suppliers. Others work with specialist consulting groups. Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

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

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Exit awards from this course are the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology after successfully completing the first semester?s study (12 credit points), and Graduate Diploma in Advanced Information Technology after successfully completing the first two semesters (24 credit points).

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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