CC54 - Master of Information Technology

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Overview

Course Overview

This course provides professional knowledge and skills in information and communication technology (ICT). You will be well prepared to manage future business challenges, enhancing your individual advancement and employment opportunities. You can choose a major that focuses on software design and development, networks and information security, or mobile application development. You have the opportunity of studying one of four minors in a related discipline: three from this course, one from the Master of Information Systems. You can also choose to study the Graduate Certificate in Project Management as your elective units.

All units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Career Information

The Master of Information Technology is a door opener for graduates or IT professionals who are looking to expand their expertise in the IT industry. The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage. Positions in the IT sector include Data Analyst, Developer Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, Analyst Programmer, Database Administrator, ICT Support Engineer, ICT Systems Test Engineer, Network Administrator, Web Developer, Computer Network Systems Engineer, ICT Architect, ICT Consultant, ICT Security Specialist, Software & Apps Programmer, Software Engineer, Systems Administrator, Project Manager.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MIT
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

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Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2016

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Term 3 - 2015

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

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Melbourne
Rockhampton
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Term 1 - 2015

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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To gain entry to this course students must have:

A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, completed with a minimum cumulative GPA 4.0, or

A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or

A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Students who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, will be granted advanced standing of up to 6 core units, 1 elective and the first discipline units in your chosen major.

International students should Refer to international student page for further information including English Language requirements.

Advanced Standing

Advanced entry is available directly into term 2 for students who can demonstrate they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 12 units to complete the course. To be granted advanced entry a student must:

1. have a bachelor degree; and

2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007; and

3. either:

  • have two years relevant work experience; or
  • have one year other postgraduate education; or
  • have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian Institution or equivalent.

Students may also be granted advanced standing for one or two units if they meet the requirements of (1) and (3) above but cannot sufficiently demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of in all four units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007) to receive full advanced standing.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Domestics and international students please see CQUni Handbook.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology CC46 - Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Exit Awards CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology CC46 - Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Professional Accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional level.

Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website: www.acs.org.au

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners. The capstone units are COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project, COIT20272 Mobile Application Development Project and COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project.
COIT20276 - Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT202665, COIT20272 or COIT20273.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 1230
2019 2106
2018 1851
2017 1545
2016 1125
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Effectively controlling emotions, responses and behaviour when dealing with challenging situations in professional situations.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of the ICT business or organisation in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of ICT practice and responding appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as in the ICT practice environment.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and ICT practice requirements.
  • Observing non-verbal behaviour and other situations in a variety of professional settings.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in ICT practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in ICT projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear ICT documentation that meets professional and legal requirements.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using a computer in a wide variety of ICT contexts.
  • Perceiving colours, tones, motion and depth.
  • Perceiving fine detail on a computer screen.
  • Discerning an object from its background.
  • Creating visual designs and artworks.
  • Creating 3D models in a computer.
  • Creating video recordings, animations and motion graphics.
  • Creating and editing audio recordings.
  • Creating and editing soundtracks that are synchronised with video, animation or motion graphics.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
  • Performing with the required mental energy and endurance in performing ICT skills and services during set time frames.
  • Showing persistence when learning a new concept and seeing it as a challenge to be solved rather than an insurmountable obstacle.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
  • Rapidly building rapport with a client in order to engage them in project management practice, for example taking over a project mid-stream and successfully recovering troubled projects or gathering initial requirements from a client and negotiating project scope.
  • Critically self-reflecting on situations that may/may not have gone well, and taking the learning point(s) from that situation.
  • Interacting and engaging with individuals and groups in project management practice in a respectful and culturally competent manner in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Positively recovering a project from serious problems or risk by means of superior negotiation, influencing and leadership skills to achieve the best possible outcome.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Competently using a mobile operating system such as iOS or Android.
  • Competently using digital media software tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Operating electronic devices such as a video camera, a scanner, a tablet computer or a mobile phone.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Mobile Application Development Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Articulate the latest developments in the information technology industry, its likely future directions and its likely impact on organisations and society in general
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing knowledge and information in business
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems
  • 4. Construct and evaluate robust and reliable systems by using standardised industrial hardware and software platforms and test tools
  • 5. Work independently, as a leader, or a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills
  • 6. Apply advanced knowledge and skills, including research, in a specific information technology major
  • 7. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Networks and Information Security Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Articulate the latest developments in the information technology industry, its likely future directions and its likely impact on organisations and society in general
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing knowledge and information in business
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of software systems
  • 4. Construct and evaluate robust and reliable systems by using standardised industrial hardware and software platforms and test tools
  • 5. Work independently, as a leader, or a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills
  • 6. Apply advanced knowledge and skills, including research, in a specific information technology major
  • 7. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Software Design and Development Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Articulate the latest developments in the information technology industry, its likely future directions and its likely impact on organisations and society in general
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing knowledge and information in business
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems
  • 4. Construct and evaluate robust and reliable systems by using standardised industrial hardware and software platforms and test tools
  • 5. Work independently, as a leader, or a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills
  • 6. Apply advanced knowledge and skills, including research, in a specific information technology major
  • 7. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Artificial Intelligence Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Information Systems and Analysis Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Mobile Application Development Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Networks and Information Security Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Software Design and Development Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

As part of the CC54 Master of Information Technology course, students may be eligible to receive an additional Graduate Certificate Interim Award as part of their studies. Upon successful completion of the relevant units (please refer to the course planner information), students may be eligible to graduate with the below Interim Award:

 

CC33 Graduate Certificate in Project Management


Please note that if you choose to undertake one of the Interim Graduate Certificates listed, you must contact a Student Advisor as soon as you complete the course. Interim awards are not conferred automatically. Also please note that if you have received your Masters award, you cannot apply for the Interim Graduate Certificate retrospectively.


Advanced Entry

Advanced entry is available directly into Term 2 for students who can demonstrate they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 12 units to complete the course. To be granted advanced entry, a student must:

  1. Have a Bachelor degree; and
  2. Be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20249 and PPMP20007); and
  3. Either: 

                        have two years' relevant work experience; or

                        have one year other postgraduate education; or

                        have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian Institution, or equivalent.       

               


Part-Time Course of Study

In formulating their course of study, candidates who are studying part-time by distance education should give consideration to their work and other commitments and the prerequisites for advanced units, and if necessary seek advice from the Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) at spc@cqu.edu.au.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website

http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles