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Master of Information Technology

INFT19MTV1

Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Award:
Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, with two units in information technology or equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted
Commencement:
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 64
Minimum number of credit points at 600 level 16
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Required
4
Special Topic in Information Technology (4)
 
Required
4cp from
4
ITEC units at 800 level
Required
40
1 specialisation
Required
16cp from
 
Industry Based Internship 1 (16)
 
 
 
 
 
or 16cp from
ITEC898 Industry Based Internship 2 and 8cp from the below units
 
Information Systems for Competitive Advantage (4)
 
 
Electronic Commerce Strategy (4)
 
 
Business Project Management (4)
 
 
Content Management for Print and Online Delivery (4)
 
 
Introduction to Geographic Information Science for Postgraduates (4)
 
 
Environmental Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing (4)
 
 
Interactive Communication (4)
 
 
ITEC units at 800 level
 
Digital Marketing Strategy (4)
 
 
Social Media Management (4)
 
 
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare (4)
 
 
Cyber Crime (4)
 
 
Applied Cyber Security (4)
 
 
Data Mining (4)
 
 
Modern Computational Statistical Methods (4)
 
 
 
 
 
or 16cp from
ITEC810 Information Technology Project and 12cp from the below units
 
Information Systems for Competitive Advantage (4)
 
 
Electronic Commerce Strategy (4)
 
 
Business Project Management (4)
 
 
Content Management for Print and Online Delivery (4)
 
 
Introduction to Geographic Information Science for Postgraduates (4)
 
 
Environmental Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing (4)
 
 
Interactive Communication (4)
 
 
ITEC units at 800 level
 
Digital Marketing Strategy (4)
 
 
Social Media Management (4)
 
 
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare (4)
 
 
Cyber Crime (4)
 
 
Applied Cyber Security (4)
 
 
Data Mining (4)
 
16
Modern Computational Statistical Methods (4)
 
Specialisations:
AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 083790M
Overview and Aims of the Program The Master of Information Technology is designed for students who are established IT professionals and want to hone their skills in a particular area, build on the knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree, or to simply give themselves the edge in career advancement.

The Master of Information Technology program provides the opportunity to strengthen your understanding of underlying principles by applying them to practical, industry focused problems. Knowledge and skills gained in the coursework units is consolidated in a project unit in a leading edge topic.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Information Technology graduates who are seeking to hone their skills in specialist areas, or experienced IT professionals who are seeking to consolidate and advance their existing skills with the latest in best practice.

This program gives the student the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in key growth areas within the Information and Communication Technologies industry. This can give the student a competitive advantage in employment over recent graduates from Bachelor programs, and will help them advance their careers in their chosen field.

Employers:
• Apple
• AT&T Bell Labs
• Compaq
• Computer Associates
• EDS
• Google
• government departments
• IBM
• Macquarie Bank
• Microsoft
• Optus
• small business
• Sybase
• Westpac.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148