Master of Information Technology

Course information for - 2024 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Duration
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$22400 Fee-paying

Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Beginning February 2024
Applications open August 2023
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2024
Applications open April 2024

Overview

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#.

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Professional experience

Global tech company Cisco provides a 10-week mentoring program for our students.


Work placement

In addition to the mentoring program with Cisco students can also undertake real IT projects with organisations as part of the student consultancy hub.

Accreditation

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.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

- Fullstack Developer

- Web Developer

- Mobile Developer

- Software Developer

- Software Engineer

- Progammer

- 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

Industry partnerships

Our partnership with CISCO provides students with mentoring opportunities.


Course details

Course structure

Course map

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Please note: Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Foundation UnitsITEC610Introduction to Data Science with Python10 cp
  • Skills Units by Study Areas:ITEC614Cyber Security Concepts

    (Inc: ITEC640)

    10 cp
  • Foundation UnitsITEC617Modern Database Management

    (Inc: ISYS617)

    10 cp
  • Foundation UnitsITEC618Programming Concepts

    (Inc: ISYS618)

    10 cp
  • Skills Units by Study Areas:ITEC627Advanced Programming Concepts

    (Pre: ITEC618)

    (Inc: ISYS627)

    10 cp
  • Foundation UnitsITEC615Information Technology Essentials

    (Inc: ISYS615)

    10 cp
  • Skills Units by Study Areas:ITEC611Computer Networks10 cp
  • Skills Units by Study Areas:ITEC624Network Security and Applications10 cp

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit.

Commencing Semester 2

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit.

Graduate statement

Insight

As an ACU graduate you have personal insight founded on an understanding of who you are as a professional, a citizen and a scholar. You embrace change and growth through critical self-awareness and learning autonomy. You are empowered to seek truth and meaning, drawing on the principles of justice, equity, and the dignity of all human beings.

Empathy

As an ACU graduate you value human dignity and diversity. This appreciation is founded on deep reflection, and empathy. You have experience of Indigenous Knowings and perspectives and can engage respectfully when working alongside Australia's First Peoples. You can connect with people and cultures and work with community in ways that recognise the dignity of the human person and all cultures

Imagination

As an ACU graduate you utilise imagination and innovation to solve problems. You critically analyse information from a range of sources to creatively solve practical problems and use critical thinking to make decisions and advance the common good. You appreciate the role of innovation and creative thinking in developing a better future for each person and community.

Impact

As an ACU graduate you recognise your responsibility to work for social justice and a sustainable world founded on a commitment to human dignity and the common good. You lead change through respectful collaboration and effective communication of ideas to diverse peoples, groups and communities in local and global contexts. You are empowered to positively impact your profession and the community.

AQF framework

Masters (Coursework) - AQF Level 9

Exit Points

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

Entry requirements

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:

  1. 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 2024 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.

Learn more about recognition of prior learning

Inherent requirement

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

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$8944 FEE Paying

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.

Payment options

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. 

Explore your options 

Scholarships

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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How to apply

Domestic applicants

Direct application

Apply now

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

Staff Profile

Dr Walayat Hussain

Associate Professor, Peter Faber Business School

Dr Walayat Hussain is currently the Head of the Discipline of Information Technology at Peter Faber Business School. He has an academic and industry experience of more than 17 years. Before joining the ACU, he was a lecturer at Victoria University Melbourne, lecturer and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney for seven years. He worked as an Assistant Professor and postgraduate program coordinator at the department of Computer Science at BUITEMS University for many years. He holds a PhD, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, and Bachelor's (Hons.) degrees in Computing and Information Systems from the UTS, AIT, BUITEMS, and Hamdard University.

Walayat has developed and revitalised multiple postgraduate and undergraduate subjects of Information. Walayat's research areas are Service Computing, Business Intelligence, AI, Information Systems, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Decision Support Systems. 

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.

 

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