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Master of Information Technology (MIT)

  • M1220MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Title Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Course Code M1220
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Engineering and Information Technology
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Jocelyn Armarego | Email: J.Armarego@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7351

Qualification Master of Information Technology (MIT) (Data Science (Coursework and Dissertation))
Duration 2 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 48 credit points of advanced graduate-level units.
b) Coursework and Dissertation: students complete 36 credit points of coursework units and a 12-credit point dissertation.

Students may exit the Masters at various points, to complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or the Graduate Diploma in either Information Technology Management or Internetworking and Security depending on unit selection. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management forms the first half of the MIT (IT Management specialisation), and the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security forms the first half of the MIT (Internetworking and Security specialisation).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree plus an approved Diploma in IT (AQF Level 8);
OR recognised non-IT Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus five 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 KNOWLEDGE
Graduates will have:
MIS CoreLO1 - advanced and integrated understanding of the ICT body of knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments
MIS CoreLO2 - knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to ICT

SKILLS
Graduates will be able to apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to:
MIS CoreLO3 - demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
MIS CoreLO4 - investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
MIS CoreLO5 - generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
Graduates will be able to apply communication and technical research skills to:
MIS CoreLO6 - justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions
and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Graduates will be able to apply technical and communication skills to
MIS CoreLO7 - design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship

APPLICATION
Graduates will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
MIS CoreLO8 - with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
MIS CoreLO9 - with high level personal autonomy and accountability
MIS CoreLO10 - to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship
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 (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Managing Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS).
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Master of Information Technology may apply for admission to the Doctor of Information Technology. The MIT (Coursework and Dissertation) also enables students to move on to study for a PhD in Information Technology.
Nested Awards Students can opt out of the Master of Information Technology and exit with the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management or the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security, subject to satisfying the course requirements.
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.

IT Management (Coursework) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 39 credit points

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

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

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

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

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

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

Select from the following:

ICT517 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT609 Network Switching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Internetworking and Security (Coursework) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48 point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 36 credit points

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

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

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

ICT609 Network Switching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT623 Networking Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the following:

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT517 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT687 Structured Workplace Learning Placement - Information Technology - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Data Science (Coursework) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 36 credit points

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

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

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT625 Data Science Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the following:

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT609 Network Switching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT517 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

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

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT687 Structured Workplace Learning Placement - Information Technology - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

MAS225 Discrete Mathematics and Management Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

IT Management (Coursework and Dissertation) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 36 credit points

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

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

ICT517 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 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

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the following:

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

Internetworking and Security (Coursework and Dissertation) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48 point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 42 credit points

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

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

ICT609 Network Switching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

Data Science (Coursework and Dissertation) Specialisation

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 42 credit points

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

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

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

ICT619 Intelligent Systems Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

ICT503 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT609 Network Switching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT517 Advanced IT Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

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

ICT611 Advanced Routing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MAS225 Discrete Mathematics and Management Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

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