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Program Code 12382
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery On Campus + Online

Description

The Master of Information Technology (Program Code 12382) is a Level 9 AQF compliant Masters Coursework program and is available for students who commence their studies in 2015.

The Master of Information Technology is a broad, flexible and technical information technology Masters degree. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in 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?

The Master of Information Technology 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 including:

*Cloud Computing
*Big Data
*Database Management
*Mobile Applications
*Process Analysis
*Systems Analysis

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find employment as software developers, network administrators, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or systems managers.

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

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Information Technology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Information Technology (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Information Technology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.

Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.

Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Selection Criteria

NA

Assumed Knowledge

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

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Master of Information Technology program, and they were completed within the previous 6 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Postgraduate Coursework Awards and Program Schedule. 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, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.

Honours

NA

Practical Experience

NA

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 who study at the Callaghan campus will be provided with an orientation to familarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and 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 commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments needs 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 reasonable 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/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.

Additional Information

Please note that some of the Group A program directed courses are available on campus at various sites, as well as on-line via GradSchool. All aviation courses (core and Group B program directed courses) are only available on-line (via GradSchool). All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Please follow the link provided for more information about resources: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/ctl-resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students can draw on the assistance and support by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support

Recommended Studies

NA

Requirements and Structure

Program requirements and the volume of learning are dependent on the student’s prior academic qualifications.

To complete the Master of Information Technology:
Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than Information Technology:
Volume of Learning is 160 units:

*Core Courses - 80 units
*Directed Courses - 70 units
*Elective Course - 10 units

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than Information Technology, plus a demonstrated minimum of 2 years of recognised prior learning (RPL) in an Information Technology related area (also referred to as cognate area):
Volume of Learning is between 120 units and 160 units, depending on the amount of advanced standing granted for RPL in an appropriate area. Students must apply to the Program Convenor or School of Design, Communication and Information Technology for advanced standing of up to 40 units for demonstrated RPL in an IT related area.
These applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
If students are granted the full 40 units of advanced standing then a typical program will include:
Volume of Learning 120 units:
Core Courses - 80 units
Directed Courses - 40 units

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with a major emphasis on Information Technology:
Volume of Learning is 120 units:

*Core Courses - 60 units
*Directed Courses - 50 units
*Elective Course - 10 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than Information Technology:
Volume of Learning is 120 units:

*Core Courses - 80 units
*Directed Courses - 30 units
*Elective Course - 10 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in Information Technology or a 3 year Bachelor degree plus a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in the Discipline of Information Technology:
Volume of Learning is 80 units:

*Core Courses - 50 units
*Directed Courses - 20 units
*Elective Course - 10 units

Transition Arrangements

Students who have commenced one of the non-AQF compliant programs (MIT Program Code 12233, MIT(Advanced) Program Code 12235 or MIT(Professional) Program Code 12234) prior to Trimester 1, 2015 will be able to complete the program that they have commenced in. These students can also choose to apply for admission to the new AQF compliant Master of Information Technology program (program code 12382), and will be advised upon application on credit and advanced standing available to them, dependant on prior study in the non AQF compliant MIT, MIT(Advanced) and MIT(Professional) programs, other degree studies and/or RPL.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6801 Information Technology Research Methods Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6900 Information Technology Project Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 70 units from 6000 Level Program Directed Courses
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6060 eCulture and Audiences Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2 Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6201 Big Data Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6202 Configuring and Deploying IT Infrastructure for Organisations in Cloud Environments Not currently offered 10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Electives

Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.