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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

SITIS2
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science) complements your current information systems, information technology and computer science degree.

The course focuses on information systems and data science and its effects in the modern world. You will explore the impacts of information systems and data science in the course and project work. Your studies will combine theory with practical activities giving you the opportunity to network with industry leaders.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science) is accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,616.00. This equates to $3,702.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study a postgraduate degree at CDU?

"Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #2 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries"
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Why study a postgraduate degree at CDU?

"Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University, the #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023).

  • Top 100 university globally for quality education (THE Impact Rankings 2021)
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries"

What will I study?

The course consists of core units, thesis research units and elective units. The core units of this program will teach you advanced information technology concepts. Research units will allow you to complete an individual research thesis in a chosen area under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The thesis can be carried out within a university, industry or government setting.

Course structure

Elective units will allow you to study complimentary courses or explore other areas of interests.

The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.

You can study the Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science) online or on campus. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(11 units)
120cpCompulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now 
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems
PRT541 Information Systems Management
PRT563 Advanced Data Management 
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation 
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management 
PRT547 Information Systems Practice (20cp)
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability Management

Research Units
(2 units)
40cpResearch units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2

 160cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes from 2021

HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
PRT581 Principles of Software SystemsCOHIT137 Software Now CO
PRT551 Project Management Risk and ReliabilityCOHIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)CO
HIT234 Database ConceptsCOPRT563 Advanced Data Management CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementCOPRT541 Information Systems ManagementCO
Year 2
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation COPRT547 Information Systems PracticeCO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management COPRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)R
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)R  

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  HIT137 Software Now CO
  HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)CO
  PRT563 Advanced Data Management CO
  PRT541 Information Systems ManagementCO
Year 2
PRT581 Principles of Software SystemsCOPRT547 Information Systems PracticeCO
PRT551 Project Management Risk and ReliabilityCOPRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)R
HIT234 Database ConceptsCO  
HIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementCO  
Year 3
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation CO  
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO  
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)R  

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Students commencing in Summer Semester - Intake is available to International students only

The recommended study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = ResearchSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Sem-3)
Calendar Year 1
    HIT137 Software NowCO
    PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCO
Calendar Year 2
HIT234 Database ConceptsCOHIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceCO  
HIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementCOPRT541 Information Systems ManagementCO  
PRT581 Principles of Software SystemsCOPRT563 Advanced Data Management CO  
Calendar Year 3
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation COPRT558 Security Practice (20cp)CO  
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk ManagementCORT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R  
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R    

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Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification.

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
1CM610
873110
Online (FF)
1CM610
873110
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101692

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