CC54 Master of Information Technology

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Core Structure

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

The Master of Information Technology course provides you with the option of studying one of three majors. Please refer to the Handbook for details of both core, major and elective units required to be successfully undertaken for completion of your course of study.

You are required to complete one of the following two streams: Internship or Capstone.

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help you complete the course earlier, particularly for those intending to take the internship stream. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure you can complete the course within the shortest possible time. You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online. 

Mobile Application Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

You are required to complete one of the following two streams: Internship or Capstone.

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help you complete the course earlier, particularly for those intending to take the internship stream. You are strongly advised to consult course advisors at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure they can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20272 Mobile App Development Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

Internship stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

To be eligible for this unit you must pass all of your units at the first attempt, apply for the internship and undergo a series of interviews with prospective host organisations. Generally, internship students will spend 32 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks with the internship host organisation applying the knowledge you have gained over the course of your study before returning to campus for the presentation of your learning journey. Assessments will need to be completed throughout the term.

The internship is taken in the last term of study, and to assist internship students to complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure you can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

If you choose this option, you will be enrolled in the unit COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship once you have secured a host organisation.

Capstone stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20272 Mobile Application Development Project

If you choose this option, you will apply your knowledge gained over your course of study in a simulated environment.

To complete this stream you can enrol yourself into your discipline capstone unit - COIT20272 Mobile Application Development Project. This unit is taken in the last term of study and you can also complete two elective units in this same term.

Networks and Information Security Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

You are required to complete one of the following two streams: Internship or Capstone.

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help you complete the course earlier, particularly for those intending to take the internship stream. You are strongly advised to consult course advisors at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure they can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20264 Network Design
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

Internship stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

To be eligible for this unit you must pass all of your units at the first attempt, apply for the internship and undergo a series of interviews with prospective host organisations. Generally, internship students will spend 32 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks with the internship host organisation applying the knowledge you have gained over the course of your study before returning to campus for the presentation of your learning journey. Assessments will need to be completed throughout the term.

The internship is taken in the last term of study, and to assist internship students to complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure you can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

If you choose this option, you will be enrolled in the unit COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship once you have secured a host organisation.

Capstone stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20265 Network and Information Security Project

If you choose this option, you will apply your knowledge gained over your course of study in a simulated environment.

To complete this stream you can enrol yourself into your discipline capstone unit - COIT20265 Network and Information Security Project. This unit is taken in the last term of study and you can also complete two elective units in this same term.

Software Design and Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

You are required to complete one of the following two streams: Internship or Capstone.

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help you complete the course earlier, particularly for those intending to take the internship stream. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure they can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

Internship stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

To be eligible for this unit you must pass all of your units at the first attempt, apply for the internship and undergo a series of interviews with prospective host organisations. Generally, internship students will spend 32 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks with the internship host organisation applying the knowledge you have gained over the course of your study before returning to campus for the presentation of your learning journey. Assessments will need to be completed throughout the term.

The internship is taken in the last term of study, and to assist internship students to complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure you can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

If you choose this option, you will be enrolled in the unit, COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship once you have secured a host organisation.

Capstone stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20273 Software Development Project

If you choose this option, you will apply your knowledge gained over your course of study in a simulated environment.

To complete this stream you can enrol yourself into your discipline capstone unit - COIT20273 Software Development Project. This unit is taken in the last term of study and you can also complete two elective units in this same term.

Artificial Intelligence Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

This minor can be taken by students who have chosen any of the three majors in the MIT. If you have chosen to complete the Software Design and Development major you will need to choose one elective from the General Elective list to complete your course as unit COIT20256 is part of this minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COIT29225 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
COIT29224 Evolutionary Computation

Information Systems and Analysis Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


This minor can be taken by students who have chosen the following: Software Design and Development major; Mobile Application Development major or Networks and Information Security major. You must complete the two units COIT20250 and COIT20251 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing.

Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20250 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20251, COIT20252, COIT20253 and COIT20255. If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20250 in your second term of study, COIT20251 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken if you choose to study in Term 3. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should consult a Student Advisor for your proposed schedule. 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20250 Emerging Technologies in E-Business
COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20252 Business Process Management
COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management

Mobile Application Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


This minor can be taken by students who have chosen the following: Software Design and Development major; Networks and Information Security major or Master of Information System. You must complete the two units COIT20268 and COIT20269 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing.

Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20268 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20269, COIT20270 and COIT20271. If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20261 in your second term of study, COIT20269 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken if you choose to study in Term 3. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should consult a Student Advisor for your study schedule. 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications

Networks and Information Security Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

This minor can be taken by students who have chosen the following: Software Design and Development major; Mobile Application Development major or Master of Information System. You must complete the two units COIT20261 and COIT20262 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing. Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20261 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20262, COIT20263 and COIT20264.

If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20261 in your second term of study, COIT20262 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken if you choose to study in Term 3. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should consult a Student Adviser for your study schedule. 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20264 Network Design
COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Software Design and Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

This minor can be taken by students who have chosen the following: Networks and Information Security major, Mobile Application Development major or Master of Information System.

You must complete the two units COIT20256 and COIT20257 and then choose two units from the Optional Units listing. Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20256 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20257, COIT20258 and COIT20259.

If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20256 in your second term of study, COIT20257 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note that there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken if you choose to study in Term 3. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should consult a Student Adviser for your study schedule. 

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development

Elective

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.


Internship Opportunity

Students in the Master of Information Technology are able to apply for an internship. Please refer to the various majors under 'Course Structure' in the Handbook for more information. You will undertake the internship in place of doing your discipline capstone unit.

Elective Opportunities:

There are three elective streams in this course as follows:

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

You can complete the following three units from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, plus one general elective from the elective list below.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) units in addition to PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts are:

PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects

PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies

PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects 

Minors

There is an opportunity for students to undertake a minor from disciplines in the Master of Information Technology (MIT), other than the major you have chosen or the Master of Information Systems (MIS). Please refer to the handbook for information. If you opt for a minor you will not need to also complete elective units.

General Electives

Select your four electives from the Electives Listing below.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20250 Emerging Technologies in E-Business
COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
COIT20252 Business Process Management
COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COIT29224 Evolutionary Computation
COIT29225 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
COIT29223 Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable Business Applications