Master of Information Technology

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Wed, 10 August

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
1209150
Course abbreviation
MIT
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

An applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology must have:

  1. Completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline; or
  2. Completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, with at least a 55% (Pass) average; or
  3. Equivalent professional experience.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

Data science, cyber security, software development, user experience. Specialist units include: advanced cyber security, big data analysis, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer forensics, internet engineering, pervasive and immersive user experience, programming for the internet of things, mobile and cloud systems.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$33,600 ($4,200 per unit)097605B
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$35,440 ($4,430 per unit)0101721
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$35,440 ($4,430 per unit)0101721
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$35,440 ($4,430 per unit)0101721
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Information Technology students must complete 16 core units (192 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

COMP5001Computer Networks
ISYS5003Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II

Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
DATA6002Data Management Systems
COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
DATA6002Data Management Systems
COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004Computer Forensics

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ISYS6001Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
PROG6003Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002Programming Internet of Things

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ISYS6001Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
COMP6003Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003Developing Immersive Interaction

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN5002Business Professional Development
BUSN6007Business Professional Practice Note 1
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
GENG5001Geographical Information Systems
GENG5002Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Note 1


Notes

Note 1: Pre-requisite required

Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN5002Business Professional Development
BUSN6007Business Professional Practice Note 1
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
GENG5001Geographical Information Systems
GENG5002Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Note 1

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically analyse and reflect on complex issues in a specialised area of information technology.

Apply creative thinking to propose innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to real-world problems.

Develop commitment, responsibility and professionalism in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for sustainable and ethical goals.

Demonstrate integrated theoretical understanding of a complex body of knowledge, project management and technical skills in a specialised area of Information and Communications Technology.

Demonstrate intellectual independence, autonomy, personal judgement, and capacity to reflect upon professional practice and plan for continuous professional learning and development in their area of specialisation.

Apply teamwork, expert communication and social skills using cultural values and professional ethics to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Apply teamwork, expert communication and social skills using cultural values and professional ethics to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of roles with advanced expertise in cyber security, software engineering, user experience and data science. 

Professional placement
As part of this course, students may choose to undertake a 150-hour internship (equivalent to one unit) in either a paid or unpaid position. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students. 
 
The pre-requisite unit, BUSN5002 Business Professional Practice, assists students to identify suitable roles and prepare an interview-standard job application. Access to a database of potential employers and positions and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team is provided.

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students

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students

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