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: 0 Total credit points: 0

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

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.

Mobile Application Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

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:
COIT20272 Mobile App Development Project
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development

Students studying fulltime undertake their first elective unit in Year 1 Term 2.

Two further electives are undertaken in Year 2 Term 1.

One further elective is undertaken in Year 2 Term 2.

Refer to the elective information provided for further detail.

Networks and Information Security Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

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
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project

Students studying fulltime undertake their first elective unit in Year 1 Term 2.

A second elective is undertaken in Year 2 Term 1.

Two further electives are undertaken in Year 2 Term 2.

Refer to the elective information provided for further detail.

Software Design and Development Major

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

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 the following compulsory units:
COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project

Students studying fulltime undertake their first elective unit in Year 1 Term 2.

A second elective is undertaken in Year 2 Term 1.

Two further electives are undertaken in Year 2 Term 2.

Refer to the elective information provided for further detail.

Elective

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Elective Opportunities

There are three majors in the Master of Information Technology and students are able to take as electives either of the remaining two majors in the course, excluding the discipline capstone project. Below is a table showing the units available as electives from the three majors. You have the opportunity of choosing four units from a particular Masters course and completing a minor in a related discipline.

Electives from Master of IT
Software Design and Development Networks and Information Security Mobile Application Development
COIT20252 Data Structures and Algorithms COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching COIT 20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture COIT20262 Advanced Network Security COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20258 Software Design: Principles, Models and Patterns COIT20263 Information Security Management COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development COIT20264 Network Design COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20260 Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20266 Systems Security Administration
Electives from the Master of Information Systems
COIT20250 e-Business Systems (prerequisite to all following units)
COIT20252 Business Process Management
COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data
COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management

Electives from Graduate Certificate of Project Management
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies

Please check the Student Handbook to ascertain the prerequisites required for each unit.

Business and Law units: Students are able to take units from Business and Law providing any prerequisites have been met. Please see the Student Handbook for available units.

Statistics: STAT20029 Statistics for Managerial Decisions

Engineering Management: COIT20275 Systems Science and Engineering

Internship Opportunity

Students in the Master of Information Technology are able to apply for an internship.

To qualify for the internship, students need to undertake and have completed the core unit COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology. This unit will prepare you for working with the internship host. Specific prerequisites for the internship are the same as for your discipline capstone project.

To qualify for an internship students must be in good academic standing, successfully pass the CQUniversity English Language Placement test and complete an interview with the internship host.

For more information contact Shehan Thampapillai s.thampapillai@cqu.edu.au from the CQUniversity International Services Division.

Please note students may be able to undertake the internship in place of doing their discipline capstone unit.

Or units from other courses providing any prerequisites have been met.

Year 1 - Term 2
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
Year 2 - Term 1
Students may choose to do any of the following:
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
Year 2 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
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