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C04296v2 Master of Information Technology (Extension)

Award(s): Master of Information Technology in (name of IT major) (MIT)
UAC code: 940600 (NoSpecifiedMajor) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940640 (DataAnalytics) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940641 (IntMedia) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940642 (SoftwareDev) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940643 (Internetworking) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940644 (BusInfoSys) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940646 (CyberSecurity) (Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084254E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course is designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas for the IT professional. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy and to broaden their career development needs.

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, as well as providing the opportunity to develop skills in alternative IT disciplines.

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.

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 be in information technology, 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.

Credit recognition

Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study or completed an undergraduate degree in computing or information technology (or equivalent) at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit recognition of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent.

The prior study must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the commencement of this course. Recognition of study completed proceeding this period is subject to supporting relevant industry experience.

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 three core subjects, 10 subjects making up a major and a sub-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

STM90968 Core stream (IT) 18cp
CBK91046 Major choice (IT) 36cp
CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice 18cp
CBK91053 Sub-major choice (IT) 24cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The following shows a typical full-time program for students choosing the Business Information Systems major and Internetworking sub-major.

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
List of sub-majors
SMJ10069 Business Information Systems   24cp
SMJ10070 Internetworking   24cp
SMJ10071 Data Analytics   24cp
SMJ10072 Interactive Media   24cp
SMJ10073 Software Development   24cp
CBK91054 Choice (No specified sub-major)   24cp
SMJ10093 Cyber Security   24cp
Business Information Systems major, Internetworking sub-major
Year 1
Autumn 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  
Spring session
32541 Project Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90974 Core subjects (BIS) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91048 Options (BIS) 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90975 Core subjects (Internetworking) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
32563 IT Professional and Society   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91048 Options (BIS) 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90975 Core subjects (Internetworking) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91056 Options (Internetworking) 12cp  
Spring session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91056 Options (Internetworking) 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (C11142), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (C06113), the Master of Information Technology (C04295), the Master of Information Technology (Extension), and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) (C04297).

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
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