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C04297v2 Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

Award(s): Master of Information Technology (Advanced) in (name of IT major) (MIT(Adv))
CRICOS code: 084255D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296) may apply to transfer to this course if they are accepted by a research supervisor to undertake an independent graduate project (24–48 credit points).


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
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 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 with a view to providing a pathway into a higher degree by research.

Course aims

The course provides students with an understanding of the advanced concepts of information technology which are developed further through the undertaking of a research project. The research project affords an opportunity for students to demonstrate their capacity to undertake a higher degree by research in the future.

Career options

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.

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, five subjects making up a chosen major and eight subjects from the combined graduate project and elective choice block (CBK91060). The number of electives depends on whether students choose a 12-credit-point or 24-credit-point research project.

Course completion requirements

STM90968 Core stream (IT) 18cp
CBK91061 Major choice (IT) 30cp
CBK91060 Research Project choice 48cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The following shows a typical full-time program for the Business Information Systems major.

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

List of majors
MAJ02087 Business Information Systems   30cp
MAJ02088 Internetworking   30cp
MAJ02089 Data Analytics   30cp
MAJ02090 Interactive Media   30cp
MAJ02091 Software Development   30cp
CBK91037 Choice (No specified major)   30cp
MAJ02094 Cyber Security   30cp
Business Information Systems 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
CBK91038 Options (BIS) 18cp  
Spring session
32541 Project Management   6cp
32931 Technology Research Methods   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90974 Core subjects (BIS) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91038 Options (BIS) 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
32563 IT Professional and Society   6cp
42282 IT Graduate Project 24cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x12cp)   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91025 Choice (IT) 18cp  
Spring session
42283 IT Graduate Project 24cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x12cp)   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91025 Choice (IT) 18cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296) and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced).

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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