Master of Information Technology (coursework)
This course provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to explain and apply appropriate information technology (IT) methodologies to help an individual or organisation achieve its goals and objectives. Students also learn to appreciate the scientific foundations on which IT are built, and to anticipate the changing direction of IT and evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new technologies.
- Course title
- Master of Information Technology (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full-time only
- The Master of Information Technology has the following exit awards: 60220 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (24 points) (24 points), 60320 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Information Technology (coursework) is accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Wei Liu
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Students are advised to refer to the recommended study guides available on the EMS website.
Students who have completed degree studies in a non-cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete 48 points of units taken from Conversion and Groups A and B. The units must comprise the units in Conversion (24 points) as advised by the Faculty, with the remaining points comprising units taken from Groups A and B, provided that no more than 12 points are taken from Group B.
Students who have completed degree studies in a cognate area must complete 24 points of units taken from Groups A and B. The units must comprise at least 12 points from Group A, with the remaining points comprising units taken from Groups A and/or B.
Students with degree studies in a non-cognate area must complete 24 points, as assessed by the Faculty.
|S1, S2||CITS1001||Software Engineering with Java|
|S1, S2||CITS1401||Computational Thinking with Python|
|S2, SS||CITS1402||Relational Database Management Systems|
|S1, S2||MATH1720||Mathematics Fundamentals|
Take all units (48 points):
|S1||CITS4407||Open Source Tools and Scripting|
|S1||CITS5501||Software Testing and Quality Assurance|
|S1||CITS5505||Agile Web Development|
|S2||CITS5506||The Internet of Things|
|S1, S2||GENG5505||Project Management and Engineering Practice|
Take units as per sequence notes:
|S2||CITS4009||Introduction to Data Science|
|S1||CITS4401||Software Requirements and Design|
|S2||CITS4404||Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems|
|S2||CITS5507||High Performance Computing|
Take units as per sequence notes:
|S2||ELEC4403||Digital and Embedded Systems|
|S1, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|S1, S2||GENG5507||Risk, Reliability and Safety|
|S1||INMT5518||Models for Logistics, Operations and Services|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 60220 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (24 points)
- 60320 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Information Technology course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Information Technology course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction