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.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
||Compulsory 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 totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2
||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.
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.