Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced

Course summary

The Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced is aimed primarily at graduates working in the ICT industry who will benefit from an in-depth study of the organisational, economic, regulatory and socio-technical issues that arise in the implementation and application of IT, and how to effectively manage these issues.

As technology increasingly becomes more important to business performance, there is demand for IT graduates with technical and business expertise.

Course information

Study area

Business, Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1609

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 years (4 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

067074F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Recognised Bachelors degree majoring in information systems, information technology, computer science or related area, and a minimum of 2 years of professional ICT experience at SFIA level 4, for example job titles such as network administrator, web developer, business analyst, software engineer and systems analyst. A detailed description of the professional experience, endorsed by the students former employer, must be provided in the application.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

 

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,832
Full Course Fee: $59,328

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Recognised Bachelors degree majoring in information systems, information technology, computer science or related area, and a minimum of 2 years of professional ICT experience at SFIA level 4, for example job titles such as network administrator, web developer, business analyst, software engineer and systems analyst. A detailed description of the professional experience, endorsed by the students former employer, must be provided in the application.

Credit Transfer

 

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,016
Full Course Fee: $56,064

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse and evaluate the more advanced and latest problems, concepts and theories in the field of information and communication technologies.
  2. Evaluate, implement and use high level ICT tools, techniques, and methodologies applicable to the business, organization, government, education, public and health care environment.
  3. Synthesise and apply key knowledge and apply expert judgment in information and communication technologies, systems design and project in IT management from organizational, business and innovation perspectives.
  4. Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field and keep pace with innovations in information and communication technologies, industry trends and standards.
  5. Lead and perform highly complex activities covering technical, organisational, financial, and quality aspects in strategic ICT projects.
  6. Further interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both IS/IT professionals and stakeholders.
  7. Apply research and analytic methodologies with strong scientific and engineering backgrounds to implement evidence-based systems and management supported by modern ICT.  
  8. Work as an individual and as a member of a team in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards, with apt attitudes towards challenges.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced, a candidate must complete 96 credit points comprised of the following:

1. Twelve (12) core subjects (78cp);

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core Subjects
Year 1
CSCI910Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods6Autumn
CSIT940Research Methodology6Autumn, Spring
MICT901Information Systems and Strategy6Autumn
MICT908IT Governance and Organisational Issues6Autumn
ISIT943Programming for Social Innovation6Spring
MICT904Enterprise Architecture Design and Systems Integration6Spring
MICT906Information Design and Content Management6Spring
MICT925Strategic Network Design6Spring
Year 2
MICT937IT Security and Risk Management6Not available in 2017
MICT946Project and Change Management6Not available in 2017
MICT950Systems Development Methodologies6Not available in 2017
Plus one of the following
ISIT990Professional Practice and Research Project12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ISIT998Information Technology Research Report12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018

 

2. Three (3) of the following Year 2 electives (18cp);

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
INFO911Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery6Autumn
ISIT929Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing6Spring
ISIT930Introduction to Health Informatics6Autumn
CSCI924Reasoning and Learning6Spring
CSCI971Advanced Computer Security6Spring

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced has advanced professional level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Why choose this course

World-renowned academic leaders covering a wide range of ICT majors are represented in the Faculty. Experts in areas such as Internet technology, telecommunications, IT policy and management, software engineering, computer security, power engineering, computer engineering, pure, applied, financial and industrial mathematics, applied statistics, data mining, information systems, e-health, electronic commerce and robotics, work in close contact, creating an R&D synergy vital to propel future advances in ICT.

The Faculty is one of largest sites of ICT research in the southern hemisphere. It has strong industrial links with major international companies, collaborative research and development projects with partners in South East Asia, Europe and USA, along with research partnerships in China, UK, USA, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and India.

The Faculty's work has created strong collaborative ties with the Simulation and Modelling, Research and Teaching (SMART) facility and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).