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Summary

The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the MIT program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including business, data analytics, and entrepreneurship. 

Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus and on-line
Scholarships available No

Courses

Lecture

This course provides the foundational knowledge of database systems and their implementation with elementary programming skills. The course covers both the theoretical content and the practical implementation of database requirements for organisations. It presents the basics of information storage and management, from the conceptual modelling of an organisation’s data requirements using the relational model, through to the implementation of these requirements with tools such as SQL and techniques such as normalisation. It also addresses the practical issues of security and concurrency in data transactions. It introduces elementary programming techniques.

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Lecture

The course covers the development of information systems and of their software components. Whilst the course introduces students to the whole systems development process, it focuses on the elicitation and initial modelling of information systems requirements that enable identification of information problems and the subsequent analysis and modelling of an efficient solution to those problems.

The approach follows the object-oriented (OO) methods expressed by the Unified Process software development life-cycle. The course addresses the complete methodology of the Unified Process, including its methodological deliverables and models and tools, with exposure to manual and automated diagramming and modelling techniques. It critically examines the issues and professional responsibilities that need to be considered at different phases in the development of information systems for an organization; including the impact of the systems on intended users and maintenance of quality.

Students gain experience in requirements elicitation and modelling and systems analysis and feasibility estimation within a system development project setting aimed at developing an event-driven information system. They also gain practical experience in the use of a CASE tool to produce object and class definitions and to create models.

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Lecture

Professionals, whether they are working in the sciences, business, engineering, information technology, health or education, typically work in teams to complete projects. This course introduces and examines the technical and socio-cultural dimensions of Project Management. Students experience all aspects of the Project Life Cycle through the completion of integrated unifying exercises.

A conceptual framework underpinning Project Management is presented in the context of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). These professional standards are supported by the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM) and their international counterparts.

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Lecture

Students will develop an advanced understanding of methodological issues applied within the context of information technology.

The course develops the student’s capability to think independently and critically whilst increasing competency in addressing research questions, applying research methods, and selecting and presenting findings from theoretical or empirical research in a scholarly manner.

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Course

The Project represents the culmination of study within the Master of Information Technology. The project course provides students the opportunity to apply and extend material learned throughout the remainder of the program. Assessment is by submission of project final report and a piece of applied work.

Projects are undertaken in groups. This emphasises the dimension of team work within the program and highlights the real world nature of project work within the ICT industry. Working in teams enables completion of a large, relatively unstructured “assignment” over the course of the trimester.

The projects undertaken span a diverse range of topics, including theoretical, simulation and software development, and vary from year to year. The emphasis is necessarily on facilitating student learning in technical and project management spheres.

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