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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science)

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1CM610
873110
Online (FF)
1CM610
873110
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101692
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Annual Fee
$29,616.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SITIS2

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

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • 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 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.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • 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
(11 units)
120cp 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
(2 units)
40cp Research units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

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

  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.

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


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • 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
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO HIT137 Software Now  CO
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability CO HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) CO
HIT234 Database Concepts CO PRT563 Advanced Data Management  CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO PRT541 Information Systems Management CO
Year 2
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation  CO PRT547 Information Systems Practice CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management  CO PRT820 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 Unit R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 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 Management CO
Year 2
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT547 Information Systems Practice CO
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
HIT234 Database Concepts CO    
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO    
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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Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2021 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.

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.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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