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Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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The Master of Information Technology (MIT) Computing Specialisation is a 200-point, 150-point and 100-point program for those interested in a career in technical IT.

The key aspects of the course are:

  • Specialisation in key areas of Information Technology, namely Computing: a focus on theoretical and applied computing, as applied to a range of application areas
  • Foundation studies in programming, algorithmics, databases and networking for students with minimal IT background, including exposure to the different areas of specialisation
  • Formal studies in project and change management, including risk management, quality assurance and testing
  • Optional 25-point industry placement with local IT organisations as part of the course (available on a competitive basis)
  • A 25-point project, qualifying students to advance to a PhD.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should have:

  • Expertise in a key area of information technology
  • Analytical skills and competencies in problem solving
  • A sound fundamental understanding of the principles and methods of information technology
  • Demonstrable competencies in the educational and professional standards of the professional institutions and boards with which the course is accredited
  • A broad knowledge base of information technology so as to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the IT industry
  • Have acquired the computational skills necessary to solve theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in IT
  • Verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to changing face of the IT industry
  • Professional ethics and responsibility towards the IT profession and the broader community
Last updated: 7 August 2019