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Program Code 12233
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 070038F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery All programs are taught face-to-face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.
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Description

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional) and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). The Master of Information Technology is a broad, flexible technical information technology Masters degree. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in their desired fields. The Master of Information Technology (MIT) program is designed to cater to both those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification and those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline and little information technology background but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

Why study with us?

This one year degree is designed to develop and expand existing skills and knowledge in the technical aspects of IT. With hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be capable of working as software developers, network administrators, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission are initially assessed on the basis of an undergraduate degree but, for those who fall outside this criterion, applications will be assessed on the basis of “admissions points” as described in the Additional Selection Criteria. The Master of Information Technology requires 100 admission points. Those whose applications score 60 points will be offered a conditional place in the program, subject to achieving a GPA of at least 4.0 after the completion of at least 30 units. All applicants must satisfy the University’s English Language requirements as set out in the University’s English Proficiency Policy: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html .

The program is only available for admission in trimesters, due to core courses being offered only on a trimester basis.

Selection Criteria

Alternative entry will be assessed on the basis of the admission points scheme as described below. - An incomplete undergraduate degree or equivalent from an approved institution (with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or greater): Up to 50 points depending on number of units successfully completed. - An AQF approved diploma or Associate Diploma or equivalent from an approved institution: Up to 50 points (50 points for a relevant area; 30 points for a non-relevant area) - Approved professional qualifications: Up to 50 points.

  • Relevant work experience: 20 points per year (maximum 60 points)
  • Related area of research or management project completed with appropriate documentation: Up to 50 points
  • Statement of professional aims and achievements and/or interview: Up to 20 points

*An overseas qualification from an approved institution equivalent to an undergraduate degree, Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will be allocated the appropriate admission points as specified above.

Assumed Knowledge

International Computer Driver’s License or ACS Computer Driver’s License or equivalent.

Credit Transfer

No credit will be granted into this program in recognition of studies undertaken at undergraduate level, as students need to cover all essential areas of Information Technology at an appropriate level necessary for accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Information Technology program is not an accredited program but does satisfy requirements for individual ACS membership at the Associate level. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they select courses most relevant for those seeking ACS membership.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.

Additional Information

Students who satisfactorily complete the specified 80 units of the Master of Information Technology program may apply for admission to the Master of Information Technology (Professional).

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The program can be completed over 1 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and must be comprised of the following:

- 20 units of core courses
- a minimum of 20 units of Directed Group A - Fundamental Courses
- a minimum of 10 units of Directed Group B - Extension Courses
- a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University or from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses.

Please note that the Group B - Extension Courses require assumed knowledge gained through previous studies in the Group A - Fundamental Courses.  Students are advised to complete a wide variety of Group A - Fundamental Courses to maximise their knowledge base before undertaking Group B - Extension Courses.

Transition Arrangements

Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:

  • successfully completed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 will be able to count them as Directed Courses towards their program.

  • failed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 may enrol in an alternative course from the Directed Course List.

Students who commenced the program in 2012:

  • may not count INFO6002 as a Group B Directed - Extension course.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from the following Directed Group A - Fundamental Courses (minimum)
COMP6050 Internet Communications Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6360 Data Security Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6380 Machine Intelligence Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning
Not to count with GSBS6010
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6040
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6020
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy
Not to count with GEBU6010 or GEBU6490
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHIL6910 Technology and the Environment Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6110 Introduction to Software Engineering 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6140 Software Architecture and Quality Management Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6107 Statistics for the Sciences Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Choose 10 units from the following Directed Group B - Extension Courses (minimum)
COMP6230 Introduction to Algorithmics Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6240 Operating Systems Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6270 Formal Languages and Automata Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6290 Compiler Design Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6370 Computer Graphics Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
GSBS6002 Foundation of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Block 3 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2 Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
SENG6120 Introduction to Software Engineering 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6150 Software Project 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6160 Software Project 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6220 Programming Languages and Paradigms Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6300 User Interface Design Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6350 Software Development Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6400 Network and Distributed Computing Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units

Electives

Choose 30 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.