Master of Information Technology (16 subjects)

Who's it for?

The Master of Information Technology (16 subjects) is designed for students who want to gain a specialist IT postgraduate degree but who don't have a recognised bachelor's degree.

What's involved?

You'll study four core subjects and four IT elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology before taking a further eight subjects to complete the master’s degree. You may specialise in one or two of the following subjects: Computer Networking, IT Management, Network Security, Software Design and Development and Systems Analysis.

Why should you apply?

Employers are actively seeking highly qualified IT graduates and this course allows for flexible entry, taking into consideration your previous career and vocational, as well as educational, experience.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Master of IT 16 subjects tuition fees

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Academic 

  • An associate degree, or 
  • A diploma plus three years relevant professional experience, or 
  • Three years’ experience in IT-related work

English Language 

  • Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in writing and no score below 5.5 (or equivalent grades)

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Progression

If you don’t have a recognised undergraduate degree, you may still be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (8 subjects). If you successfully complete the Diploma, you can enrol on the Master of Information Technology.

Study four core subjects and four IT elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology before taking a further eight subjects to complete the master’s degree. You'll have the option of completing one or two specialisations.

Pathways

CSU Study Centres progression pathway chart for IT programs

*Students with 3 years relevant work experience can continue to the 12 subject Master of Information Technology.

Course Structure

Study four core subjects and four IT elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology before taking a further eight subjects to complete the master’s degree.

You'll have the option of completing one or two specialisations. Each subject may only count towards one specialisation. If you choose four subjects in the same specialisation, you'll graduate in your chosen specialisation, e.g. Master of Information Technology (Network Security). It's possible to graduate with two specialisations. If you choose four subjects across different specialisations, you'll graduate with a generic Master of Information Technology degree.

Core Subjects
ITC505  
ICT Project Management
ITC506  Topics in IT Ethics
ITC544 
Computer Organisation and Architecture
ITC556
Database Systems
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation

There are no prerequisites for these introductory level core subjects.

Note: not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres and not all modules are offered each session.

Specialisations

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is one of the fastest growing areas within IT. The recent migration of local IT infrastructure into the Cloud has resulted in a widespread shortage of IT Cloud Systems Administrators, Cloud Architects, and Cloud Systems Engineers. The Cloud Computing specialisation will position graduates to take advantage of this new growth area. The specialisation covers key concepts in Cloud architecture, delivery models, migration to the Cloud, as well as security and privacy issues.

To complete a specialisation students must complete three of the subjects listed against the specialisation.

ITC561 Cloud Computing (Compulsory)

and two subjects from:

• ITC514 Linux Server Administration

• ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP 

• ITC560 Internet of Things

• ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security

• ITC572 Software Defined Networks

Mobile Programming

The mobile app development industry accounts for nearly 10 percent of all Information Technology (IT) jobs in Australia. This trend is expected to continue, with a recent report predicting up to 50,000 new job openings for software and apps programmers over the next five years. CSU’s Mobile Programming specialisation provides students with a pathway into this rapidly growing industry, covering key skills in computer programming, software design and Android app development.

To complete a specialisation students must complete three of the subjects listed against the specialisation.

ITC539 Android App Development (Compulsory)

and two subjects from:

• ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C#

• ITC538 Programming in Java 1

• ITC521 Programming in Java 2

• ITC558 Programming Principles

• ITC572 Software Defined Networks

Computer Networking

Gain in-depth knowledge of computing networking fundamentals before progressing to more specialist topics. You'll study areas such as virtualisation and cloud computing, network security and emerging technologies.

 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC431   Networks and Communications
 ITC513   Wireless Networking Concepts
 ITC514   Network and Security Administration
 ITC542   Internetworking with TCP/IP
 ITC561   Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
 ITC595   Information Security

IT Management

Learn effective management of IT resources. The management topics you'll study cover security, information management, and managing IT infrastructure.

 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC516   Data Mining and Visualisation
 ITC520   Information Systems Strategy
 ITC540   IT Infrastructure Management PG
 ITC563   IT Management Issues
 ITC595   Information Security
 ITC596   IT Risk Management

Network Security

Gain a broad understanding of computer and network security issues. Build in-depth knowledge in fundamental areas of security such as the CIA triad, network defences, cryptography, and security policy. More specialist study topics include digital forensics, computer viruses, and emerging security technologies.

 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC514   Network and Security Administration
 ITC542 
 Internetworking with TCP/IP
 ITC561 
 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
 ITC595   Information Security
 ITC596   IT Risk Management
 ITC597 
 Digital Forensics

Software Design and Develoment

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming before building on your knowledge and experience by studying the Java Programming Language. You may also study advanced topics such as concurrent programming and building web applications.

 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC412 
 System Analysis PG
 ITC415 
 Programming Principles
 ITC421 
 Programming in Java 1
 ITC508 
 Object Modelling
 ITC515 
 Professional Programming Practice
 ITC521 
 Programming in Java 2
 ITC557 
 Web-Based Information Systems PG

Systems Analysis

Gain the skills necessary to plan and develop software solutions to business problems.

 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC412 
 System Analysis PG
 ITC415 
 Programming Principles
 ITC504 
 Interface Usability
 ITC508 
 Object Modelling
 ITC516 
 Data Mining and Visualisation
 ITC596 
 IT Risk Management
 Additional elective:
 ITC570 
 Special Topics in IT