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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1CM099
823120
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1CM599
873120
Online (CSP)
1CM099
823120
Online (FF)
1CM599
873120
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101693
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

SITSE1

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 include project and risk management, current industry practices, processes and methodologies and entrepreneurship.

Your studies will combine theory with practical activities giving you the opportunity 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

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


  • 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 
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems
PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies
PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) 
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development
PRT580 Discrete Structures
PRT551 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.

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
HIT234 Database Concepts CO HIT137 Software Now  CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT580 Discrete Structures CO
Year 2
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) CO
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies 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
    HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
    PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
    PRT580 Discrete Structures CO
Year 2
HIT234 Database Concepts CO PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO    
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO    
Year 3
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO    
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R    

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Course fees

Both Commonwealth supported (CS) and full fee (FF) places are available for this course. If you would like to apply for a CS place use the SATAC code 1CM099 or the UAC code 823120. If you would like to apply for a FF place you will need to use the SATAC code 1CM599 or the UAC code 873120.

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.

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.

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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