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.

On graduating, you will receive a postgraduate degree that is accredited by the Australian Computer Society^, verifying its professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance.

^The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) is accredited at the Professional level by the ACS provided at least one specialisation is completed. Students who commence in 2018 and graduate without a specialisation will graduate from a CSU degree that has not been accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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 IT Fundamentals
ITC556 Database Systems

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

Business Analysis

This specialisation contains a mix of business and technology subjects designed to give students an in-depth understanding of business operations and the technologies used to enhance competitiveness.

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus three subjects from:
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour*
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC596 Risk Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice*

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)
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus 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

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.

ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus 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

Cyber Security (NEW in 2020)

Studying Cyber Security at CSU Study Centres will equip students with the skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of an occupation in the industry, such as Security Specialist, Security Engineer, Network Security Manager and more. Students will be taught contemporary topics such as digital forensics, dark web and cloud privacy and security.

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

Compulsory subject:

ITC578 Dark Web
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

And two (2) subjects from:

ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC597 Digital Forensics

** Capstone subject for this course

Data Science (NEW in 2020)

Choosing to major in Data Science will teach students the essentials to unleash the power of data. Students will be introduced to the recent approaches for data pre-processing, knowledge discovery and future prediction, along with the basics of data mining techniques.

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

Compulsory subject:

  • ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
  • ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
  • ITC573 Data and Knowledge Engineering

And one (1) subject from:

  • STA501 Scientific Data Analysis
  • ITC558 Programming Principles
  • ITC560 Internet of Things
  • ITC561 Cloud Computing

** Capstone subject for this course

IT Management

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

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus three subjects from:
ITC516  Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC540  IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC563  IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595  Information Security
ITC596  IT Risk Management

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)
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
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

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.

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus three subjects from:
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
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.

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus three subjects from:
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C#
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles

Systems Analysis

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

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Plus three subjects from:
ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC596 IT Risk Management