Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

Details

Program Code 12235
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 070040A
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery All are taught face-to-face on Callaghan campus and most are also available online, except for the Research pathway courses.

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). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) program will also be able to identify and analyse IT related problems and opportunities in a range of areas. They will have the ability to work in teams and perform in a professional and ethical manner. Graduates will be equipped with the skills for on-going self learning, an essential professional attribute in this rapidly evolving field. The coursework component of the course provides students with hands-on theoretical and practical knowledge, while the research/application project provides the skills and fosters the aptitude necessary to provide a strong foundation in self-directed projects.

Why study with us?

This degree will advance your development and expand your skills and knowledge in IT.  The Master of Information Technology (Advanced) will enable you to undertake an advanced project to consolidate and deepen your understanding in a chosen area. The program encourages students to investigate future technologies and challenges students to become engaged in active cutting edge Information Technology issues.

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. Additionally graduates of the Research pathway program may go into academic and research careers.

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

Admission is competitive and entry is restricted to those with: - a Master of Information Technology (Professional) or equivalent postgraduate degree from another institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0; - other relevant qualifications and experience as determined by the Pro Vice Chancellor.

Admission to the program will only be offered in Trimester 1 of each year, due to the research pathway only being offered from the start of the year.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Credit Transfer

The credit granted will be determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.

Credit will be granted for courses undertaken in a MIT from another institution that are equivalent to those offered by the University of Newcastle.

Credit will be granted for those articulating from the MIT or MIT(Professional).

Credit will not be granted for any undergraduate courses.

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 (Advanced) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. Please note that accreditation is still to be assessed (together with the BIT) after the new structure is approved. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for 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 trimester or early in the trimester. 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

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 2 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and must be comprised of the following:

- 30 units of core courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Fundamental Courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Extension Courses
- a 40 unit specialisation in a Research Pathway
- 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
INFO6180 Advanced Studies in Information Technology Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 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 30 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 30 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

Research Pathway

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
INFO6101 Information Technology Research I Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 20 units
INFO6102 Information Technology Research II Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 20 units

Electives

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