Master of Information Technology (12 subjects)

Who's it for?

The Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree, or the Graduate Diploma of IT as well as either an associate degree or three year's relevant work experience.

What's involved?

The course provides you with an advanced IT qualification. You'll be encouraged to choose a specialism while studying core subjects such as ethics, project management, database systems and computer organisation and architecture. 

Why should you apply?

The course offers flexible entry requirements to take into account the relevant professional and educational experience you've gained, to date. Within this growth sector, employers are seeking highly qualified IT graduates.

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 19,644 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane .

Hear from our students

Meet Dennis - Dennis is undertaking a Master of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University Study Centre in Sydney.

Entry Requirements

Academic 

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field, or 
  • Eligibility for full ACS membership at professional or higher level, or 
  • An associate degree in IT and the CSU Graduate Diploma of IT, or 
  • Three years’ experience in IT-related work and the CSU Graduate Diploma of IT

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.

Course Structure

Similar to the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, you'll study four core subjects. To complete the 12-subject master’s degree, you'll study four specialisation subjects. 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.

Course Structure

 Core Subjects
 ITC411 
 Computer Organisation and Architecture
 ITC423 
 Database Systems
 ITC505 
 ICT Project Management
 ITC506 
 Topics in IT Ethics

There are no prerequisites for these introductory level core subjects.

Specialisations

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.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 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.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 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.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 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 Development

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.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 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.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 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

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

Progression

If you have an associate degree in IT or at least three years’ professional IT experience, you may be admitted to the 12-subject MIT after completing the Graduate Diploma in IT. In this case you'll only need to complete four more subjects to be awarded the master’s degree.