Master of Information Technology (9380)*
The Master of Information Technology is designed for postgraduate scholars who wish to develop an enhanced understanding of the principles that shape information technology and information systems. The program is especially designed for aspiring students looking for higher positions in the area of Information technology with advanced understanding of IT and project management, latest developments, networks, operations research and simulation and systems engineering.
*PLEASE NOTE THE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW APPLICANTS. STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN THE PROGRAM MAY CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLETION.
Students undertaking Master of Information Technology are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses, four core courses and four electives courses (which includes the opportunity to conduct a 12 UOC research project).
With approval of the Program Coordinator, students with an average mark of 65% or higher in four courses may complete a 12-UOC research project in lieu of two elective courses. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification.
With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students may take up to two elective courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs
The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC is available to Masters students who obtain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.
The research project can be completed within one session through enrolment in ZEIT8199 Project - Information Technology (FT) or spread across two sessions through enrolment in ZEIT8198 Project - Information Technology (PT). Completion of either course results in the achievement of 12 UOC.
The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher research degree qualification. Student undertaking the research project (ZEIT8199 or ZEIT8198) are unable to enrol in elective courses from other coursework programs.
*Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.
||Semester 1 - 2019||Semester 2 - 2019|
|Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Project - IT (PT)*||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Project Management Body of Knowledge||
*Can be taken twice consecutively over two semesters to gain 12UoC
|Electives||Semester 1 - 2019||Semester 2 - 2019|
|Leadership||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|ZBUS8203||Change Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Information Assurance Principles||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|ZEIT8402||Evidence-based Decision Making||
|ZEIT8403||Capability Options Analysis||Not Offered||
|ZEIT8412||Simulation||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|ZEIT8136||Software Project Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|ZEIT8226||Systems Engineering Practice||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
Program Credit (Advanced Standing)
If you have previously completed postgraduate courses at UNSW or another recognised University, as part of either a completed or partially completed postgraduate award, you can apply for credit (advanced standing) towards your next postgraduate qualification.
The maximum amount of credit allowable is 50% of the requirements of the program—that is, no more than 24 UOC can be credited.
Credit can be either ‘specified’, meaning it can be used against a nominated core or elective course, or ‘unspecified’ where it can be used against electives only.
A course cannot be used for credit if it is greater than 10 years old.
A course cannot be used for credit if it was not completed at a recognised University, at the postgraduate level.
Recognition for Prior Learning - Professional Development
UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as partial credit for one course in the program, which has two main components:
• Prior successful completion of 12 days of approved professional education short courses.
• A 3500 word essay exploring issues related the professional practice of a relevant discipline
To obtain credit for short courses, students apply to the Program Coordinator for permission (through an enrolment variation application) to enrol in the program. The application must include proof of successful completion of 12 days of approved short courses. On admission to the course, students engage with the Program Coordinator to choose an appropriate topic for the 3,500-word essay which will be submitted in the last week of the relevant session. A mark of satisfactory/unsatisfactory will be recorded for the course.
What is an approved short course?
An approved short course is one that:
• contains at least one day (at least six hours) of course work;
• is delivered by a presenter, or presenters, that would be eligible for appointment at an Australian university;
• is assessed by at least one hour of examination for every three days of course work; and
• is able to be verified by inspection of course and assessment materials.
Which UNSW Canberra short courses are approved short courses?
A list of UNSW Canberra short courses is at: study/professional-short-courses/programs. To obtain credit for the short course, a student must complete the associated examination and receive a “Successfully Completed” certificate.
Are approved short courses offered by any other service provider?
A short course offered by a provider other than UNSW Canberra may be considered for inclusion in the list of approved short courses providing it meets the criteria for an approved short course. If the short course in question is not already listed on the list of approved short courses application may be made to the Program Coordinator. An application for approval must contain at least the following:
• evidence of the number of hours of course work;
• evidence that the presenter(s) would be eligible for appointment at an Australian university (a brief CV of each presenter is required, providing qualifications, background, and experience);
• evidence of the assessment for the course (must be at least one hour of examination for three days of course work), including copies of previous tests and marking criteria; and
• a copy of the course materials (course notes, and text).