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Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT)

  • M1294MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Title Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT)
Course Code M1294
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT)
Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This course is a professional qualification in Information Technology, designed to provide candidates with appropriate practical understanding, skills and knowledge for managing IT use, change and development. The primary aim is to allow IT professionals the opportunity for professional upgrading or an extension of their qualifications and experience.
The degree may be completed in one of two ways:
a) Coursework: students complete 36 credit points of coursework.
b) Coursework and Dissertation: students complete 24 credit points of coursework units and a 12-credit point dissertation for a total of 36 points. The Coursework and Dissertation option is only available to students who have completed 12 credit points of coursework with a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Students may exit after one year of full-time study (24 points), to complete the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management or the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security or the Graduate Diploma in Data Science, depending on unit selection. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management forms two thirds of the (IT Management major), the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security forms two thirds of the (Internetworking and Security major), while the Graduate Diploma in Data Science forms two thirds of the (Data Science major).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
OR
Recognised Bachelors' degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8);
OR
Recognised Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus 5 or more years of relevant experience.
Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes At the completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal communication skills that support efficient and effective professional communication through documentation, technical reports and presentations to clients and the broader community
LO2: Demonstrate and articulate a critical appraisal of the latest research and developments in ICT in general, and their selected major in particular
LO3: Assess and evaluate relevant state-of-the-art systems and methodologies in the area of their selected major
LO4: Demonstrate skills in the management of projects, in particular those relevant to the development of IT systems
LO5: Demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical issues that are relevant to professional practice in ICT and related industries, including the application of appropriate codes of ethical and professional practice
LO6: Demonstrate theoretical and practical skills in the enforcement of information security that are appropriate for a specific organisational context.
Employment Prospects There is a critical need for modern IT professionals responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing information systems in a wide variety of sectors including commerce, telecommunications, health, education, architecture, mining, engineering, law and government and non-government organisations.
Professional Recognition Graduates of the Internetworking and Security specialisation are eligible to sit for the following industry certification exams: Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).
Professional Accreditation Will be sought from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 36 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT521 IT Professional Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Major - 27 credit points

MJ-ITMA Information Technology Management - 27 points
OR
MJ-ITMDA Information Technology Management (with Dissertation) - 27 points
OR
MJ-INSA Internetworking and Security - 27 points
OR
MJ-INSDA Internetworking and Security (with Dissertation) - 27 points
OR
MJ-DSA Data Science - 27 points
OR
MJ-DSDA Data Science (with Dissertation) - 27 points

Major

Information Technology Management - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 18 credit points

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

Select from the following:
ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT513 Data Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT603 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT631 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Major

Information Technology Management (with Dissertation) - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 27 credit points

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT678 Information Technology Research Dissertation - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

Major

Internetworking and Security - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 15 credit points

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT535 Advanced Business Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT603 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
OR

ICT613 Router and Firewall Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the following:
ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT602 Advanced Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT631 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Internetworking and Security (with Dissertation) - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 27 credit points

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT535 Advanced Business Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT603 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
OR

ICT613 Router and Firewall Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT678 Information Technology Research Dissertation - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

Data Science - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 21 credit points

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT513 Data Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT602 Advanced Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:
ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT603 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT631 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MAS352 Time Series Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Data Science (with Dissertation) - 27 credit points

Core Unit - 27 credit points

ICT513 Data Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT678 Information Technology Research Dissertation - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

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