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Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1CM027
1CM527
External Studies
1CM027
1CM527
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
075073G
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
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

MITSE

Award
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

The Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) complements your other information technology qualifications helping you broaden your skill set in a specialised field. Key areas you will study include project and risk management, current industry practices, processes and methodologies and entrepreneurship.

You will combine your academic studies with practical industry experience with opportunities to network with industry leaders.

Career opportunities

Your skillset and knowledge make you a competitive candidate in a specialised field in areas such as consultancy, startups, government departments, private companies, non-government organisations (NGO) and community groups.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) 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

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

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, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

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 core of this program prepares students with the necessary IT skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.

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.

ENG417 Sustainability (new title from 2016)
HIT400 Discrete Structures
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems (new title 2016)
PRT452 Software Engineering: Process and Tools
PRT453 Process Development Methodologies
PRT455 Software Engineering Practice (20 credit points)
PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development (added 2018)
 

Research
(1 unit)
40cp
Unit totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

PRT820 Master Thesis (recoded from PRT550 2016) (repeatable) (20 credit points) x 2
 

Electives
(2 units)
20cp
Units totalling 20 credit points selected from 400, 500 or PRTxxx postgraduate units offered by the University.
Students may also take elective units at the same level via cross institutional enrolment.
 
 
160
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 - 2018

From 2018, PRT574 has been added as a core unit.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Core units PRT501, PRT502 and PRT542 have been removed from the course structure. PRT551 replaces PRT502 and PRT542. ENG417 has been added as a core unit.

Students who have completed PRT502 and PRT542 should NOT complete PRT551.
Students who have not completed PRT502 nor PRT542 should complete PRT551.
Students who have completed PRT502 and not completed PRT542 should NOT complete PRT551.
Students who have completed PRT542 and not completed PRT502 should NOT complete PRT551.

Unit Code Changes

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
PRT550 PRT820 Master Thesis
PRT502 PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT542

Unit Title Changes


Unit Code Unit Title New Unit Title (2016)
ENG417 Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Sustainability
PRT451 Principles of Software Engineering Principles of Software Systems

Discontinued Units from 2016: 

Unit Code Unit Title
PRT550 Master Thesis
PRT502 Project Management Tools and Techniques

COURSE CHANGES for 2015

Students who commenced prior to 2015 will note there have been some changes to the overall course structure.

The following core units totalling 60 credit points have been removed
PRT454 Software Engineering in Industry
PRT505 Thesis (repeatable unit) x 2
PRT506 Systems Engineering
PRT517 Software Architectural Design Part A
PRT518 Software Architectural Design Part B
and replaced with the following core units totalling 60 credit points
PRT455 Software Engineering Practice (20 credit points)
PRT550 Master Thesis (repeatable unit) (20 credit points) x 2

Students who commenced prior to 2015 but have not commenced Year 2 units should transition directly to the new course structure using the Year 2 study plans provided.  PRT506 Systems Engineering may be counted as an Elective unit in the new structure is this unit has already been completed in Year 1.

Students who have already commenced Year 2 units should continue to complete following the original course structure and units.
 

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 full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 
When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT452 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO HIT400 Discrete Structures CO
Elective 1 E ENG417 Sustainability CO
Year 2
PRT453 Process Development Methodologies CO PRT455 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) CO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp repeatable unit) R PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp repeatable unit) R
Elective 2 E    

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 full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 
When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PRT452 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
    PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
    HIT400 Discrete Structures CO
    ENG417 Sustainability CO
Year 2
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT455 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp repeatable unit) R
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO    
Elective 1 E    
Year 3
PRT453 Process Development Methodologies CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp repeatable unit) R    
Elective 2 E    

 

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