Information Technology - 9380

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact: UNSW Canberra, Student Administrative Services

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 48


Master of Information Technology

Master of Information Technology (Specialisation)

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Program Description

The Master of Information Technology is designed for postgraduate scholars with a four year undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and/or extensive professional experience who wish to develop an enhanced understanding of the principles that shape information technology. Students study the principles of information technology and their implementation through design, development and application phases. Students can focus their studies in the areas of computer networks, operations research, complex ICT management, simulation and immersive evironments or systems engineering.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Masters provides advanced professional qualifications in Information Technology and the foundations for students who wish to proceed to higher levels of study in the Doctor of Information Technology.

Program Structure

Students with direct entry to the MIT will complete a minimum of 48 units of credit. Students must complete four courses in a specialisation, two free elective courses and a 12 UOC research project.

Students articulating from the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (5395) must complete an additional 24UoC comprising of two free electives and 12 UOC research project. Articulating students must select the two free elective courses from specialisations that they have not already studied.

The free electives may also be drawn from this program or a related coursework program with permission of the postgraduate coordinator.


Computer Networks and Security

Operations Research

Complex ICT Management

Simulation and Immersive Environments

Systems Engineering

Projects - Compulsory: Students must complete 12 UOC

+ two other courses.

Academic Rules

1 Entry Requirements
1.1 To gain entry into a Masters program an applicant must:

1.1.1 Have met the requirements of a Bachelor degree in a cognate (IT) discipline at honours level.

1.1.2 Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma in a same or related discipline from UNSW or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
1.1.3 Submit evidence of academic and/or professional qualifications and/or related work ex-perience which is determined by the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree.

2 Enrolment and Progression

2.1 Applications for admission to the Masters shall be made online via myUNSW Apply Online by the advertised date.

2.2 Students must enrol online via myUNSW in prescribed courses by midnight, Sunday at the end of the first week of classes.

2.3 Students seeking enrolment after the first week of classes must do so via a hardcopy "Enrolment Variation" form submitted to Student Administrative Services at UNSW Canberra.

2.4 Courses delivered by Intensive Delivery Mode (IDM) must have enrolled before the delivery of the course and no later than the "Census" date (31 March Semester one and 31 August Semester two).

2.5 Students enrolled in this degree must undertake courses and pass assessment as prescribed by UNSW Canberra.

2.6 The program of study shall total a minimum of 24 units of credit.

2.7 The Academic Standing of a candidate shall be reviewed at the end of each semester. Movement between levels of academic standing is based on progress, measured by cumulative number of failures.

2.8 Successful completion of the Masters program at UNSW Canberra provides a foundation for candidates to proceed to higher levels of study in the Doctor of Information Technology (1743).

3 Fees
3.1 A candidate shall pay fees as determined by the UNSW Council.


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Related Program(s)

5395 Information Technology
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