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Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science)

2020

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Overview
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is for re-enrolling students
International
This course is for re-enrolling students

CDU Sydney: There will be no intake for this course at CDU Sydney in 2020.
External: this course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SITIS1

Award
Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT
Design and Construction

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.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to a career as a business analyst, data scientist, data analyst, data manager and data engineer.

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 & 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

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $29,616.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

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

  • Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

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.

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.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(9 units)
100cp Compulsory Core units totalling 100 credit points as detailed below.

PRT451 Principles of Software Systems
PRT456 Information Systems Management
PRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561 from 2019)
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT563 from 2019)
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management
ENG417 Sustainability
PRT457 Information System Practice (20cp)
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals

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

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

Electives
(2 units)
20cp Units totalling 20 credit points selected from postgraduate units offered by the University
  160cp Total 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.

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 Unit R = Research Unit E = Elective

  

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO ENG417 Sustainability CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO PRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561) CO
Elective E PRT456 Information Systems Management CO
Year 2
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) R
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT562) CO PRT457 Information System Practice (20cp) CO
Elective E    

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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 Unit R = Research Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG417 Sustainability CO
    PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
    PRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561) CO
    PRT456 Information Systems Management CO
Year 2
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2 R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT457 Information System Practice (20cp) CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO    
Elective E    
Year 3
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2 R    
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT562) CO    
Elective E    

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