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Master of Information Technology - 846AA

Course Code: 846AA
Course Version: 7
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880265
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

The UC Master of Information Technology is specifically designed for those who have an Australian bachelor’s degree in information and communications technology, or the equivalent, and looking to create a direct path to a more senior management position.

In this course you will learn how understand and confidently navigate complex ICT subjects, including information science research methodology, technology and engineering management, and explore the emerging areas of advanced IT.

Highly adaptable and flexible, this course allows you to tailor your study plan to include up-to-the-minute specialisation, and also 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.

This course also offers an option of undertaking a practical internship within a recognised organisation which is designed to significantly help you build on your classroom knowledge, improve your professional network and provide you with comprehensive insights into genuine working IT environments.

Once you graduate you will possess both the confidence and competence to pursue career advancement in your chosen field of IT, or if you prefer, well-positioned to continue with further postgraduate study in the form of a PhD.

This course offers the chance to specialise in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things & Robotics, Network Technologies or Project Management.

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
  • work alongside and with professional industry specialists
  • gain access to UC’s professional network
  • improve your own professional networks
  • fine-tune your written communication skills in the form of management reports, user manuals and technical documentation
  • graduate with top level globally recognised qualification
  • open new pathways for career progression.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral component of the Master of Information Technology course as it offers students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.

To ensure our students have access to the right people and places, UC works hard to foster close industry connections and regularly engages with industry partners who possess both the skills and experience to provide specialised knowledge and training opportunities.

All course content is reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group which is made up of a panel of highly qualified and respected industry experts.

Career opportunities

The UC Master of Information Technology degree is a highly respected industry qualification that offers a direct pathway for progression into a senior management position in any one of the following areas:

  • 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.

 

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

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 one 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 one semester's study of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Proficiency in using computers.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

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
Master of Information Technology in Cybersecurity MIT Cybersecurity
Master of Information Technology in Data Science MIT DataSc
Master of Information Technology in Cloud Computing MIT CloudComp
Master of Information Technology in IoT and Robotics MIT IoT&Robotics
Master of Information Technology in AI and Machine Learning MIT AI&MachineLrng
Master of Information Technology in Network Technologies MIT NetworkTech
Master of Information Technology in Project Management MIT ProjectMgt

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$24,900

$32,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


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
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding and innovation mindset, to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and systems discipline, and design sustainable novel technology solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex problems, solutions, concepts or theories in information technology and systems area, to address the needs of a broad range of stakeholders, including technology specialists, managers, clients, regulators, etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Navigate in an increasingly complex global technological innovation environment, with legal, ethical, economic and business-related challenges, in a fast-changing field. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information technologies and system and apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Communicate effectively with other computer scientists, information technology and systems specialists, and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies, undertake research in information technology and systems, and work professionally as an individual and in a team. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Design and develop innovative information technology-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied, and engage in the process of research and the continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in information technology and systems. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. Maximum duration - 5 years.

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

Combined vertical degree: The Master of Information Technology may be combined with the Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering or Bachelor of Business Informatics.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

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