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C04295v2 Master of Information Technology

Award(s): Master of Information Technology in (name of IT major) (MIT)
UAC code: 940601 (No specified major) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940624 (Cyber Security) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940626 (Data Analytics) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940627 (Interactive Media) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940628 (Software Development) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940629 (Internetworking) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940630 (Business Information Systems) (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084256C
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information


This course is designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy their career development needs. Students with an undergraduate background in an information technology-related field are advised to consider the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296).

It is essential to keep IT knowledge and skills up to date. This course provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT), and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the IT industry.

Course aims

The course provides students with an understanding of the advanced concepts of information technology in a commercial environment so they can contribute to the development of IT solutions in their organisation.

Career options

Depending on the major selected, career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry, including business intelligence expert, e-business developer, games developer, information systems manager, IT security analyst, IT security manager, ICT security analyst, IT security consultant, pen testing, IT project manager, movie animator, software architect, software quality/testing specialist and systems analyst.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Needs, context and systems - Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs.
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs.
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Problem solving and design - Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired.
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/ or processes to meet required specification
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction and modelling - Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualization inform decision-making, and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences.
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Self management - Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning.
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Communication and coordination - Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions.
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Professional practice within global context - Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a changing global environment.
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree was completed with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study or completed an undergraduate degree in information technology (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent.

The study must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the commencement of this course.

The substitution of core subjects to an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.

Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval.

Recognition of prior learning (including subject exemption and subject substitution) for the networking subject 32524 LANS and Routing may be considered for holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification with recent relevant work experience. Applicants are normally required to pass a challenge test to demonstrate equivalent learning. The same applies to those who have completed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma. The challenge test normally takes place in the week prior to the commencement of classes. Applicants must obtain faculty approval prior to attending the challenge test.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

This course totals 96 credit points, comprising seven core subjects, six subjects from a major and three subjects from the combined project and elective choice block (CBK91047). The number of electives depends on whether students choose a 6-credit-point or 12-credit-point research project.

Course completion requirements

STM90979 Professional stream (IT) 24cp
STM90968 Core stream (IT) 18cp
CBK91046 Major choice (IT) 36cp
CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice 18cp
Total 96cp

Course program

A typical full-time program for the Business Information Systems major is shown below.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

List of majors
MAJ02082 Business Information Systems   36cp
MAJ02083 Internetworking   36cp
MAJ02084 Data Analytics   36cp
MAJ02085 Interactive Media   36cp
MAJ02086 Software Development   36cp
CBK91043 Choice (No specified major)   36cp
MAJ02093 Cyber Security   36cp
Business Information Systems major
Year 1
Autumn session
32557 Enabling Enterprise Information Systems   6cp
32555 Fundamentals of Software Development   6cp
32606 Database   6cp
32524 LANS and Routing   6cp
Spring session
32144 Technology Research Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90974 Core subjects (BIS) 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91048 Options (BIS) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
32541 Project Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90974 Core subjects (BIS) 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91048 Options (BIS) 24cp  
Spring session
32563 IT Professional and Society   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice 18cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Studies (C11247), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (C06113), the Master of Information Technology, and the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296).

Students articulating from the graduate certificate or graduate diploma are typically eligible for advanced standing of 24 credit points.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Information Technology degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222