Master of Information Technology

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

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What is this course about?

Want to take your technical career to the next level? CSU's Master of Information Technology is highly regarded for its practical focus. This course lets you specialise in an area such as networking, security, programming, business analysis or IT management. You can combine subjects from different areas to design a course that suits your needs.

ACS LogoThe Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and is available to those with professional IT experience or with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. All subjects may be done online without the need to attend on campus lectures or residential schools. Our subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, lab simulations and chat rooms. The course can also be studied on campus through CSU Study Centres in Sydney or Melbourne.

The course content is flexible and may be tailored to your professional needs. You can choose subjects that relate to networking, programming, security, management, or business and systems analysis. We offer subjects from such diverse fields as digital forensics, wireless networking, cloud computing, virtualisation, and object-oriented programming.

As a distance education student you can complete the course in two years. You can also fast-track completion by studying additional subjects, which will allow you to finish earlier. You can also choose to study fewer subjects or take temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.

We encourage students from different educational and work-experience backgrounds to apply for this course. We offer an entry pathway for students without an undergraduate degree but with previous IT experience. In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, we also offer credit for a wide range of industry certificates from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and EMC, along with credit for previous academic study.

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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

This course is designed for students who are seeking a shorter postgraduate program, or who want to enter the Master of Information Technology based on work experience within the industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Master of Information Technology with full credit for all subjects studied.

The course comprises eight subjects: Four core subjects and four elective subjects that you may choose to suit a particular interest. For more information on available subjects, please refer to the Course structure.

Master of Information Technology (12 subjects)

This course is designed for those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification, and for those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

The course is also designed to meet the needs of practising information technology professionals. For those without an undergraduate degree, entry is through the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

The Master degree consists of four core subjects, four elective subjects, and four specialisation subjects. The specialisation subjects may be from the same specialisation or across multiple specialisations. The available specialisations are Computer Networking, Network Security, IT Management, Software Design and Development, and Systems Analysis. For more information on available subjects, please refer to the Course structure.

For applicants without a bachelor degree but with experience working in the IT field, entry to this course is through either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

Master of Information Technology (16 subjects)

This course is designed for those with an associate degree in information technology or other computing related discipline. The course is designed to meet the needs of practising information technology professionals or for those seeking to enter the ICT workforce. The degree consists of four core subjects, eight elective subjects, and four specialisation subjects. The specialisation subjects may be from the same specialisation or from across multiple specialisation. The available specialisations are Computer Networking, Network Security, IT Management, Software Design and Development, and System Analysis. For more information on available subjects, please refer to the Course structure.

Access to allowances for study

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) now offers student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Master by coursework degrees.

Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.  Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 2490 for further information.

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Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject outlines and in course materials.

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Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre)

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

Minimum duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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