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

The key aspects of the course are:

  • Specialisation in a key area of Information Technology, namely Spatial Information: a focus on the spatial information technology,spatial programming and spatial computing, including web-based and mobile services, to advance spatial information products and markets, including mapping, navigation, tracking and community-sourced geographic information.
  • 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: 24 September 2019