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Master of Information Technology and Systems - 973AA

Course Code: 973AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880267
CRICOS Code: 064327C
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Shape your career in IT with the help of UC

If you’re considering a move into a career in ICT but concerned that your lack of knowledge and experience in this field will hinder your career prospects, relax - this course has everything you need to forge a successful career in IT – fast!

No matter what your background, this course has been designed around those with no formal study or employment background in IT.
In this course you will get to explore the key areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’ and gain a comprehensive and thorough understanding of software technology and engineering practice.

Highly flexible, this course also covers the fine details of database design and engineering management and offers a variety of delivery modes to help you balance your study with other commitments, including weekday classes during business hours and in the evenings.

As part of UC’s commitment to Work Integrated Learning (WIL), you will also get the opportunity to undertake an internship within a professional organisation, which will help you gain necessary practical skills and improve your chances of securing your ideal IT job.

This course offers the chance to specialise in either Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Science, IoT & Robotics Network Technologies and Project Management.

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

  • gain an introduction to software technology and engineering practice
  • be brought up to speed with the latest industry processes and strategies
  • learn about security, support and operating a quality, professional IT practice
  • be able to choose from a range of cutting edge specialisations
  • study information technology and systems in the workplace
  • cover key contemporary IT issues
  • gain exposure to top level industry contacts
  • possess the skills to confidently pursue a career in IT
  • gain a globally recognised qualification.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral component of the UC Master of Information and 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 and systems is a globally recognised and industry respected qualification that is designed to help you secure a career in any of the following areas:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Network manager
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Programmer
  • Web and mobile developer
  • Business and systems analyst.

Course-specific information

Applicants need to have completed an Australian bachelor’s degree in any field or equivalent, be fluent in the use of a desktop computer, and have excellent English spoken and written communication skills. No previous IT knowledge is assumed.
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.
A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
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

Admission Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree in any field or equivalent.

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

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Graduate Certificate in 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: All Content Delivered Online but Exam Attendance is required

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $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 course has full accreditation by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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: 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: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Acquire expertise in a key area of information technology and systems, with superior analytical skills and competencies in problem solving, and a sound fundamental understanding of the principles and methods of information technology. 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.
Navigate in an increasingly complex global technological innovation environment, with legal, ethical, economic and business-related challenges, in a fast-changing field; competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information technologies and systems and apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner. 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.
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.
Demonstrate deep knowledge base in information technology and systems discipline, to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the ITS industry, and acquire the computational skills necessary to solve theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in IT 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; 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.
Display excellent verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to changing face of the ITS industry, with professional ethics and responsibility towards the IT profession and the broader community. 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 2 years full time, or part time equivalent. Maximum - 6 years.

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

Alternative Exits: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology - Must have passed 12 credit points as follows: Information Technology for the Workplace G, Professional Practice in IT G, Introduction to Information Technology G and Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship G (or other Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level as approved by the Program Director). Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Must have passed 24 credit points of Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level including, Information Technology for the Workplace G, Professional Practice in IT G, Introduction to Information Technology G and Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship G, with at least 3 credit points at PG Level. Combined vertical degree: The Master of Information Technology and Systems may be combined with any Bachelor course (excluding Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering and Bachelor of Business Informatics) that allows at least 24 credit points of Open Electives in the structure. This combined vertical degree may be completed with 96 credit points instead of the usual 120 (72 for the Bachelor and 48 for the Master). To be eligible, students must meet the entry requirements for BOTH courses.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 YES YES

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