Master of Information Technology

Award Master of Information Technology (MIT)
AQF Level AQF 9
Typical Duration 2 years
CRICOS Code 108729F
Unit of Study 12
Structure 7 Core units + 3 Advanced IT units + 2 Electives

Description

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) is designed to enable those with a degree in non IT areas to develop skills and knowledge that will allow them to enter the field of information technology. Students entering the Master of Information Technology from cognate bachelor degrees (e.g. bachelor degree in IT or Computer Science) are eligible for potential unit substitution for one or more of the foundational units within the course. The course provides a solid base in all of the key foundational and important areas of IT, and provides the opportunity for students to specialise and develop deep knowledge within specific areas of IT. The MIT has been designed to meet the current and growing skill shortage in IT, particularly in the areas of Cyber Security and Computer Networking. Students may select from advanced units covering key aspects of Cyber Security or Enterprise Networks and graduate with a specialisation in these areas. There are two electives in the MIT, one of which can be from a field other than IT. The course includes a capstone Applied Project unit that ensures that competence in the application of skills and knowledge is demonstrated to current and/or prospective employers.

Accreditation

  • APIC courses are nationally accredited and registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and included in the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • APIC is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). MIT CRICOS Code is 108729F.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MIT will be able to:

  • Master the core body of information technology knowledge.
  • Articulate project and IT systems management issues and principles.
  • Appraise current and emerging approaches and technologies in information technology.
  • Integrate ethical considerations into IT solutions and professional practices.
  • Communicate complex information technology concepts and solutions to specialists, non-specialists, and collaborators.
  • Create justifiable innovative solutions to complex information technology problems through independent research, industry standard technologies and methodologies.

Structure

  • Master of Information Technology

*for students specialising in Cyber Security or Enterprise Networks, please click here .

Compulsory Units Credit Points Pre-requisite Units
ICT5150 Information Systems 8 -
ICT5151 Data and Information Management 8 -
ICT5152 Software and Systems Design 8 -
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security 8 ICT5150 Information Systems
PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management 8 -
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis 8   24 Credit Points
Elective (Advanced IT, Table 2) 8 -
Elective (Advanced IT, Table 2) 8 -
Elective (Advanced IT, Table 2) 8 -
PRJ6001 Applied Project 8 PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management plus
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis
Plus
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security plus
At least one (1) Advanced IT Elective
Elective (Table 3) 8 -
Elective (Table 3) 8 -
Table 1

Students need to choose three (3) Advanced IT electives from the options in Table 2 below:

Advanced IT units Credit Points Pre-requisites
ICT5253 Cloud Architectures and Solutions 8 ICT5150 Information Systems
ICT5151 Data and Information Management
ICT5354 Enterprise Network Design 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5355 Emerging Network Technologies 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5350 Securing IT Systems 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5351 Cyber Defence 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5352 Cyber Security Management 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
Table 2

The following elective options are those selected by students within the final stage of the APIC Master of Information Technology course. Students must select two (2) electives from Table 3 (these must be different from the Advanced IT Electives chosen above and include at least 1 ICT coded unit). All electives are subject to availability.

Elective Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
ICT5350 Securing IT Systems 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5351 Cyber Defence 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5352 Cyber Security Management 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5253 Cloud Architectures and Solutions 8 ICT5150 Information Systems and
ICT5151 Data and Information Management
ICT5354 Enterprise Network Design 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5355 Emerging Network Technologies 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
PRJ5001 Project Management Profession 8 -
PRJ5002 Enterprise and Resource Planning 8 -
PRJ5004 Procurement, Quality and Risk Management 8 -
BUS5001 Ethical Legal and Industrial Frameworks 8 -
BUS5002 Applied Accounting and Financial Management 8 -
BUS5004 Leadership and Influence 8 -
BUS5103 Marketing and Communications 8 -
BUS5003 Information Systems and Data Analysis 8 -
BUS6003 Business Law 8 -
BUS6005 International Business 8 -
Table 3
  • Master of Information Technology with Specialisation in Cyber Security
Compulsory Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
IICT5150 Information Systems 8 -
ICT5151 Data and Information Management 8 -
ICT5152 Software and Systems Design 8 -
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security 8 ICT5150 Information Systems
PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management 8 -
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis 8 24 Credit Points
ICT5350 Securing IT Systems 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5351 Cyber Defence 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5352 Cyber Security Management 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
PRJ6001 Applied Project 8 PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management plus
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis
Plus
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security plus
At least one (1) Advanced IT Elective
Elective (Table 2) 8 -
Elective (Table 2) 8 -
Table 1

The following elective options are those selected by students within the final stage of the APIC Master of Information Technology course specialising in Cyber Security. Students must select two (2) electives from Table 2 below, one of which must be an ICT coded unit. All electives are subject to availability.

Elective Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
ICT5253 Cloud Architectures and Solutions 8 ICT5150 Information Systems and
ICT5151 Data and Information Management
ICT5354 Enterprise Network Design 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5355 Emerging Network Technologies 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
PRJ5001 Project Management Profession 8 -
PRJ5002 Enterprise and Resource Planning 8 -
PRJ5004 Procurement, Quality and Risk Management 8 -
BUS5001 Ethical Legal and Industrial Frameworks 8 -
BUS5002 Applied Accounting and Financial Management 8 -
BUS5004 Leadership and Influence 8 -
BUS5103 Marketing and Communications 8 -
BUS5003 Information Systems and Data Analysis 8 -
BUS6003 Business Law 8 -
BUS6005 International Business 8 -
Table 2
  • Master of Information Technology with Specialisation in Enterprise Networks
Compulsory Units Credit Points Pre-requisite Units
ICT5150 Information Systems 8 -
ICT5151 Data and Information Management 8 -
ICT5152 Software and Systems Design 8 -
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security 8 ICT5150 Information Systems
PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management 8 -
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis 8 24 Credit Points
ICT5253 Cloud Architectures and Solutions 8 ICT5150 Information Systems and
ICT5151 Data and Information Management
ICT5354 Enterprise Network Design 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5355 Emerging Network Technologies 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
PRJ6001 Applied Project 8 PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management plus
PRJ5106 Research Methods and Data Analysis
Plus
ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security plus
At least one (1) Advanced IT Elective
Elective (Table 2) 8 -
Elective (Table 2) 8 -
Table 1

The following elective options are those selected by students within the final stage of the APIC Master of Information Technology course specialising in Enterprise Networks. Students must select two (2) electives from Table 2 below, one of which must be an ICT coded unit. All electives are subject to availability.

Elective Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
ICT5350 Securing IT Systems 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5351 Cyber Defence 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
ICT5352 Cyber Security Management 8 ICT5250 Computer Networks and Security
PRJ5001 Project Management Profession 8 -
PRJ5002 Enterprise and Resource Planning 8 -
PRJ5004 Procurement, Quality and Risk Management 8 -
BUS5001 Ethical Legal and Industrial Frameworks 8 -
BUS5002 Applied Accounting and Financial Management 8 -
BUS5004 Leadership and Influence 8 -
BUS5103 Marketing and Communications 8 -
BUS5003 Information Systems and Data Analysis 8 -
BUS6003 Business Law 8 -
BUS6005 International Business 8 -
Table 2

Duration of Study

The duration of the MIT course is 2-years full-time or up to 4-years part-time for domestic students. An accelerated program is available.

Postgraduate Admission Requirements

The following admission criteria apply to all applicants to courses at APIC that lead to the award of an AQF Level 9 qualification. Additional English language requirements for international students are provided 5.1.3 English language requirements for postgraduate entry.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree (AQF 7) or higher, awarded by a recognised university or higher education institution, in any discipline.
  • Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements but who successfully complete a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma at APIC will be eligible to progress to a Master Degree.

Additional Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Students entering the Master of Information Technology from cognate bachelor degrees (e.g. bachelor degree in IT or Computer Science) are eligible for potential unit substitution for one or more of the foundational units within the course. For unit substitution to apply students need to provide documentary evidence demonstrating that they have met the learning outcomes of the foundation unit they are applying to substitute. This would normally be through the provision of information regarding the units completed within their bachelor’s degree. Requests for unit substitution will be assessed using the same standards as assessments of applications for credit (RPL).

English language requirements

5.1.3. English language requirements for postgraduate entry All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any postgraduate course at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; OR
IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): overall score of 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180;OR
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a writing and speaking minimum score of 169; OR
PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50.

In addition to the requirements above, APIC students are required to successfully complete the APIC Academic Integrity Module within the first three weeks of their study at APIC, as stated in the APIC Academic Integrity Policy. This module provides students with information about their academic integrity responsibilities, the importance of proper acknowledgment and referencing, and how to avoid plagiarism and other types of academic misconduct.

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