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


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

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

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Mobile Application Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

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

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units Online.

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:
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
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

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 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 COIT220276 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.

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20272 Mobile App Development Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

Networks and Information Security Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72


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

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units Online.

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

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 complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisors 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.

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

Software Design and Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72


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

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units Online.

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:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
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 complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisors 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.

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

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 refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

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 refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

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


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 refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

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


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 refer to the Moodle site "School of Engineering and Technology" (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Internship Opportunity

Students in the Master of Information Systems are able to apply for an internship. Please refer to the Moodle site "SET Internships" for more information. You will undertake the internship in place of doing your discipline capstone unit.

Elective Opportunities

There is an opportunity for students to undertake a minor from other disciplines in the Master of Information Technology (MIT) or the Master of Information Systems (MIS). Please refer to the handbook for information. Otherwise select your four electives from the Electives Listing. In addition to the minors in the MIT or selecting four general electives from the Electives Listing, you can complete the following three units from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, plus one general elective.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management units are:

PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects

PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies

PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects

You should note you may be required to enrol in some units by Distance. You may choose four units from the elective listing below and should note that in some instances some units have prerequisites that must be satisfied before proceeding to the more advanced units. You are also able to choose elective units from any areas of study within the University, provided any prerequisite units are met. You have the opportunity to include a minor in a related discipline by choosing four units from the Master of Information Technology. Please refer to the Handbook for information if you wish to follow a particular area of study. If you opt for a minor you will not need to also complete elective units.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20250 Emerging Technologies in E-Business
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
STAT20029 Statistics for Managerial Decisions
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
COIT20266 Systems Security Administration
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20264 Network Design
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20252 Business Process Management
COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data
COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications
COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
COIT20275 Systems Science and Engineering