Doctor of Information Technology

includes:

Doctor of Information Technology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Doctor of Information Technology DInfoTech

Availability

Doctor of Information Technology (2912IT)

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Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Minimum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within three years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate who has commenced their candidature at another University shall not be permitted to submit their thesis for examination within the first twelve months (full-time equivalent) of candidature at Charles Sturt University or prior to completion of a total of three years candidature across both institutions (full-time equivalent).

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within six months (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Master by Research degree shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

Maximum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate will be required to submit a thesis for examination within four years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication will be required to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Masters of Research will be required to submit a thesis for examination within two years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

In exceptional circumstances, variations to minimum and maximum periods of candidature requirements may be approved by the Director, Research.

Higher Degree by Research Policy: Enrolment and Progress

Minimum/Maximum Period of Candidature is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration).

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Candidates admitted to the course will:

* hold a Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 Honours degree in a computing related discipline, or a Masters degree in a computing related discipline or another discipline deemed to be equivalent;
* normally have at least five years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience, a significant amount of which should be at middle and/or senior management level;
* meet the University's English language proficiency requirements;
* normally be required to certify that they have access to an appropriate organisation to carry out their empirical research work.

These admission requirements are necessary to ensure that candidates have sufficient academic ability and professional experience to conduct research that leads to advanced, critical reflection on professional practice in information technology.
 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

N/A

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of the following coursework and thesis components. The thesis requirement is based upon the student's mode of enrolment with full-time students enrolling in ITC715 and part-time students in ITC716.

Coursework

ITC711 Research Issues in IT (16 points)
ITC712 Research Methods in IT (16 points)
ITC713 Research Plan in IT (16 points)
ITC714 Research Development in IT (16 points)

Thesis

ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time) (128 points) OR
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time) (128 points)

Exit points

With the approval of the Course Coordinator students may elect to transfer and exit from the course after the completion of ITC711 and ITC712 (32 points) with a Graduate Certificate in Computing Research or after the completion of all four coursework subjects (64 points) with a Master of Computing Research.

Enrolment Pattern

The coursework component is available in part-time mode only. However, the thesis component can be enrolled either in part-time or full-time mode.

COURSEWORK COMPONENT (Part-Time only)

Year 1 - Session 1
ITC711 Research Issues in IT
Year 1 - Session 2
ITC712 Research Methods in IT
Year 2 - Session 1
ITC713 Research Plan in IT
Year 2 - Session 2
ITC714 Research Development in IT

THESIS COMPONENT (Part-Time)

Year 3 - Session 1
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 3 - Session 2
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 4 - Session 1
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 4 - Session 2
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 5 - Session 1
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 5 - Session 2
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 6 - Session 1
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)
Year 6 - Session 2
ITC716 Thesis (Part-Time)

THESIS COMPONENT (Full-Time)

Year 3 - Session 1
ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time)
Year 3 - Session 2
ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time)
Year 4 - Session 1
ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time)
Year 4 - Session 2
ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time)

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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