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CC54 - Master of Information Technology

Overview

At a glance

By studying the Master of Information Technology at CQUniversity you will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage when seeking employment.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Courses/units 15/96
Majors

Mobile Application Development
Networks and Information Security
Software Design and Development

Minors

Project and Program Management

Availability BrisbaneMelbourneSydneyRockhamptonDistance Education 
Duration 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
CRICOS 083576F
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Components of this course are delivered via distance education on some campuses.


Career opportunities

On completing a Master of Information Technology, you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including  analyst programmer, computer network systems engineer, database administrator, developer programmer, ICT architect, ICT consultant, ICT customer support officer, ICT security specialist,  ICT support engineer, ICT support technician, ICT systems test engineer, network administrator, project manager, software and apps programmer, software engineer, systems administrator and web developer.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On completion of this program, you may be eligible for professional membership with the ACS. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

Details

Summary

If you're an established or aspiring information technology (IT) professional the Master of Information Technology will expand your professional knowledge and skills in information technology (IT).

The course will provide you with a combination of leading-edge theory and the chance at hands on practical experience to prepare you for a successful career in IT.

The specialty majors in this course focus on mobile application development, software design and development and networks and information security these are supported by an available minor in Project and Program Management.

This course is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge on how to manage the technical, organisational and economic issues involved in the management of information technology (IT) resources and systems. All units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity offers an extensive range aviation, digital media and Information Technology (IT) courses and units to suit your personal interests and career goals.

Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities. Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Majors

Mobile Application Development

This major focuses on the design and development of apps for mobile platforms such as iOS or Android. Industrial standards will be introduced to build responsive webs, various apps and games for mobile applications. The development and deployment of apps for mobile platforms will be the main practice.

Networks and Information Security

This major focuses on the design and management of network systems. Industrial standards will be introduced to design, secure and manage local and wide area networks. Network design and security administration will be the main practice.

Software Design and Development

This major focuses on the design and development of enterprise software systems. Industrial standards will be introduced to build reliable, scalable, secure and fully distributed enterprise software systems. Enterprise software architecture and component interaction will be the main practice.

Minors

Project and Program Management

The Project and Program Management Minor enables you to develop the foundations in project management and develop both 'soft' and 'hard' managerial skills in meeting the needs of projects in small to large organisations. With a strong emphasis on project management based on standards, frameworks, as well as ethics, and corporate governance the minor will meet the needs of the aspiring project management in a small to large range of project environments.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 15 units, comprising of 11 discipline units within a selected major and 4 electives.  Majors can be selected from Mobile Application Development or Network Security or Software Development. The course also offers a 12 credit point capstone project where you demonstrate your knowledge by completing a discipline project. You can accomplish work integrated learning by an internship.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Master of Information Technology program please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

Articulation arrangements

CC54 Master of Information Technology is the final of the three courses available in the Information Technology suite. CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is the study pathway towards CC54 Master of Information Technology. Recognition is given for units studied as part of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

Work integrated Learning

Students in the Master of Information Technology are able to apply for an internship. To qualify for the internship, students need to undertake BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications as an elective as this is a preparatory unit for the internship. This unit will prepare you for working with the internship host.

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

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to this course you must have:

  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent, or a CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Information Technology or equivalent.

If you  have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, will be granted advanced standing of up to six core units, one 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 two for students who can demonstrate that they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 12 courses 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, 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 that they have the required knowledge (based on the content of in all four units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007) to receive full advanced standing.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Master of Information Technology by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.

For more information on applying for Master of Information Technology, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

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