Master of Information Technology

Course summary

The Master of Information Technology involves an in-depth study of the organisational, economic, regulatory and socio-technical issues that arise in the implementation of IT in business and government, and how to effectively manage those issues.

It is for those without an IT background seeking to develop the fundamental skills required to work in the sector, or to undertake a management role in which an understanding of IT implementation is essential.

Majors (comprising four subjects) include:

  • IT Strategic Management
  • Enterprise Networking
  • Information Systems Development

Course information

Study area

Business, Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

432

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083840F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in any area. Applicants with other qualifications and substantial relevant professional experience may be considered.

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

Graduates with a major in Information Technology, Information Systems or Computer Science may apply for credit transfer of up to 24 credit points (one session).

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 Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in any area. Applicants with other qualifications and substantial relevant professional experience may be considered.

Credit Transfer

Graduates with a major in Information Technology, Information Systems or Computer Science may apply for credit transfer of up to 24 credit points (one session).

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

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Research, synthesise and apply key information and apply expert judgement in information technology, systems design and project planning
  2. Interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both information technology professionals and stakeholders.
  3. Work as an individual and as a member of a team in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards.
  4. Employ independent learning strategies to update professional knowledge in information technology of innovations techniques, industry trends and standards. 

Course Structure

The degree requires satisfactory completion of:

1. Core Subjects

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
CSIT810 Programming with Python 6 Autumn
MTS9207 Web Programming I 6 Spring
ISIT912 Big Data Management 6 Spring
ISIT906 Information Design and Content Management 6 Spring
CSIT940 Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
ISIT990 Professional Practice and Research Project 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
OR
ISIT998 IT Research Project 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ISIT950 Systems Development Methodologies 6 Autumn

2. Plus one of the following options: 

 a. Students intending to graduate with a specialisation are required to complete;

  • 24 credit points towards the specialisation, as outlined below; and
  • 24 credit points from the MIT Graduate Subjects List and/or Advanced MIT Graduate Subjects List, of which at least 12 credit points should be from the Advanced MIT Graduate Subjects List.

 b. Students intending to graduate without a nominated specialisation are required to complete;

  • 48 credit points from the MIT Graduate Subjects List and/or Advanced MIT Graduate Subjects List, of which at least 12 credit points should be from the Advanced MIT Graduate Subjects List. 

Note: Do not choose more than 24 credit points from 800 level subjects.

Specialisations

Students may choose to specialise in:

  • IT Strategic Management
  • Enterprise Networking
  • Information Systems Development 

IT Strategic Management

Students will complete a total of 24 cp, chosen from the following:

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT946 Project and Change Management 6 Spring
ISIT908 IT Governance and Organisational Issues 6 Autumn
ISIT901 Information Systems and Strategy 6 Autumn
ISIT917 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management 6 Autumn

Enterprise Networking

Students will complete 24 cp from the following:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT925 Strategic Network Design 6 Spring
ISIT937 Information Technology Security and Risk Management 6 Autumn
ISIT938 eBusiness Technologies 6 Autumn
ISIT946 Project and Change Management 6 Spring

Information Systems Development

Students will complete 24 cp from the following:

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT946 Project and Change Management 6 Spring
ISIT903 Enterprise Architecture Design 6 Not offered in this year
ISIT904 Enterprise Architecture Design and Systems Integration 6 Spring
ISIT943 Programming for Social Innovation 6 Spring

 

MIT Graduate Subjects List 

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT903 Enterprise Architecture Design 6 Not offered in this year
ISIT904 Enterprise Architecture Design and Systems Integration 6 Spring
ISIT910 IT-enabled Supply Chain Management 6 Spring
ISIT925 Strategic Network Design 6 Spring
ISIT937 Information Technology Security and Risk Management 6 Autumn
ISIT938 eBusiness Technologies 6 Autumn
ISIT943 Programming for Social Innovation 6 Spring
ISIT930 Introduction to Health Informatics 6 Autumn
ISIT929 Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing 6 Spring
ISIT901 Information Systems and Strategy 6 Autumn
CSCI927 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring
INFO911 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
ISIT918 Strategic Network Management 6 Not offered in this year
ISIT906 Information Design and Content Management 6 Spring

MIT Advanced Graduate Subjects List

At least 12 cp from the following:

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT908 IT Governance and Organisational Issues 6 Autumn
ISIT917 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management 6 Autumn
ISIT946 Project and Change Management 6 Spring
MTS9307 Web Programming II 6 Autumn

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements ​for membership at the Professional Level.

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).