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Master of Information Technology
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- Study mode
- Attendance, Multi-mode
- 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
In a fast-moving digital industry you need a degree that will equip you to respond to the latest advancements.
Accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), recognised by the Seoul Accord, and with Microsoft certifications in Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals incorporated into the units this degree reflects on, and responds to, the ethical, legal and social issues that shape the IT sector and facilitates workplace or industry-related projects to ensure you graduate job-ready and well-placed to take advantage of industry opportunities. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals.
The Master of Information Technology has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the cutting-edge technologies of cyber security, data science and artificial intelligence, business analytics, web and mobile application development, and contemporary programming languages such as Python, Java, R, and C#.
Global tech company Cisco provides a 10-week mentoring program for our students.
In addition to the mentoring program with Cisco students can also undertake real IT projects with organisations as part of the student consultancy hub.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The Australian Computer Society is recognised internationally by the Seoul Accord. This means that our ACS-accredited programs satisfy the international standards and processes set by the Accord.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- Fullstack Developer
- Web Developer
- Mobile Developer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- IT Project Manager
- IT Consultant
- IT Support
- IT Trainer
- Database Administrator
- Data Scientist
- Data Analyst
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Cyber Security Consultant
- Network Engineer
Our partnership with CISCO provides students with mentoring opportunities.
To complete the Master of Information Technology, a student must complete 160 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
ITEC610 Introduction to Data Science with Python
ITEC617 Modern Database Management
ITEC614 Cyber Security Concepts
ITEC618 Programming Concepts
Year 1 - Semester 2
ITEC611 Computer Networks data-versionlabel=2 >
ITEC615 Information Technology Essentials
ITEC624 Network Security and Applications
ITEC627 Advanced Programming Concepts
Year 2 - Semester 1
ITEC613 Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn
ITEC622 Data Analytics and Visualisation
ITEC633 Information Technology Masters Project data-versionlabel=2 >
Year 2 - Semester 2
ITEC623 Deep Learning and Emerging topics in Artificial Intelligence
ITEC632 Data Mining Techniques and Applications
ITEC637 Web and Mobile Application Development
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or Graduate Certificate in Information Technology may exit from the course with the relevant award.
Students who complete the required combination of units may exit with a:
- Graduate Certificate in Application Development
- Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
- Graduate Certificate in Data Science
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline
International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
Applicants with higher education study
Students whose first language is other than English need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
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Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.
Dr Haifeng Shen
Associate Professor and the Discipline Leader of Information Technology, Peter Faber Business School
Dr Haifeng Shen is an Associate Professor and the Discipline Leader of Information Technology in the Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Before joining ACU in 2019, he had been a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Flinders University in Australia since 2009 and an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 2003 to 2009. Dr Shen also has over six years working experience in industry as a software engineer, computer system administrator and programmer before becoming an academic.
Dr Kewen Liao
Senior Lecturer – IT, Peter Faber Business School
Dr Kewen Liao is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology (IT) and Master of IT Coordinator in the Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Previously, Dr. Liao was a Lecturer in Information Technology at Charles Darwin University (CDU) Sydney. Dr. Liao's research and teaching interests are data science and algorithms.
Dr. Liao was a Research Fellow in Data Analytics at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) and a Postdoctoral Researcher in Big Data and Algorithms at The University of Melbourne (UoM). Dr. Liao has also worked as a Research and Development Engineer in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at Canon Information Systems Research Australia with a US patent.
Dr. Liao holds a PhD (with focus on algorithms) and a First Class Honours Bachelor (with focus on software engineering) both in Computer Science from The University of Adelaide (UoA). Dr. Liao did undergraduate exchange at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA.