Handbook

MC-IT150 Master of Information Technology

Year and Campus: 2017
CRICOS Code: 077766F
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 150 credit points taken over 18 months

Coordinator

A/Prof Egemen Tanin

Email: etanin@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Course Overview:

There is no further entry into this course. You will be able to be admitted into the MC-IT150, via the MC-IT program.

Please refer to MC-IT (200 points).

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) is a 150-point program for those interested in a career in technical IT.


The key aspects of the course are:

  • Specialisations in key areas of Information Technology, namely:
    • Computing: a focus on theoretical and applied computing, as applied to a range of application areas;
    • Distributed Computing: a focus on the use of industry standard and Internet-based distributed computing technologies in the development of networked enterprise systems and their applications;
    • Health: a focus on the use of IT to process health information for purposes including improved individual health, healthcare, public health and biomedical research, prevention of medical errors and reduced healthcare costs.
    • Spatial: a focus on the spatial information technology and computing, including web-based and mobile services, to advance spatial information products and markets, including mapping, navigation, tracking and community-sourced geographic information.
  • 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

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
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 150 points, made up of 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects (both based on the specialisation the student is enrolled in).

Subject Options:

Computing Specialisation

Specialisation Subjects -Computing Specialisation

25 points core:


Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

AND

25 points from:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Students may substitue 12.5 points with one of the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Computing - related subjects from other departments within the University.

Advanced Specialisation Subjects -Computing Specialisation:

37.5 points core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

62.5 points elective

Students must take 62.5 points from the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Students may also select from the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Computing-related subjects from other departments within the University.

Distributed Computing

Specialisation Subjects -Distributed Computing Specialisation

12.5 points core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

Students must take 37.5 points from among the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Note:Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Distributed Computing-related subjects from other departments within the University

Advanced Specialisation Subjects -Distributed Computing Specialisation

37.5 points core:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
June, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Students must take 62.5 points from among the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Note:Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Distributed Computing-related subjects from other departments within the University.

Health Specialisation

Specialisation Subjects -Health Specialisation:


AND

Students must take 12.5 points from among the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University

Advanced Specialisation Subjects -Health Specialisation:

62.5 points core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
June, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Students must take 37.5 points from among the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Note: Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University

Spatial Specialisation

Specialisation Subjects -Spatial Specialisation

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

In addition, students must complete 12.5 points, in the form of:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

OR

one of the following subjects with the approval of the course coordinator:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Not offered in 2017
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Advanced Specialisation Subjects -Spatial Specialisation:

62.5 points core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
June, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

In addition, students must complete 37.5 points from the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter Term
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

* Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may supplement this list with other advanced Spatial-related subjects from within the University

Note: Credit may not be obtained for both GEOM90017 and ENGR90033.

Entry Requirements:

There is no further entry into this course. Please refer to MC-IT (200 points). Last intake year was 2014.

A three-year undergraduate degree with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or related discipline, with a final year grade average of at least an H3 (65).

Quotas may be applied and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research. Entry is subject to the capacity of the department to provide adequate project supervision

English Requirement

All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University's English language entry requirements in accordance with Selection Principles: Regulation 11.1.A2 – Admission and Selection to Courses.
http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements

For graduate students the University's English language entry requirements are set out at:
http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements/graduate-toefl-ielts

The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)

The UMELBP provides a direct English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to specific courses at the University of Melbourne. Students who have achieved an IELTS band 0.5 lower than their University of Melbourne course entry requirement may be able to proceed directly to their University studies upon successful completion of the UMELBP. More information is available from the Hawthorn Melbourne website.
http://www.hawthornenglish.com/

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course
http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/english-requirements.html.

Core Participation Requirements:

The Master of Information Technology welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

The Master of Information Technology requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:

  • The ability to comprehend complex theory and technology-related information
  • The ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of theory, and technology principles and practices during assessment tasks
  • The ability to actively and safely contribute in IT development and management activities

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.

There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.

Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Further Study:

Graduates may progress to a wide range of other graduate coursework degrees as well as research higher degree programs, including the Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Attributes:

Graduates have a specialisation in computing, distributed computing, health IT or spatial IT, as well as a solid foundation in programming, algorithms, complexity, network programming, and database systems, project management, and advanced information technology. Elective subjects are available in areas as diverse as bioinformatics, database systems, enterprise computing, geomatics, information systems, machine intelligence, programming languages, project and change management, security, and software engineering.

Professional Accreditation:

Provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Full accreditation will be granted when the first cohort of students graduate.

Generic Skills:

Graduates will:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection
  • Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist area
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment; and
  • Be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces

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