Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management

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The combined Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management (MIT/MITM) is designed for IT professionals seeking to improve their understanding of the latest advancements in IT and help drive strategic transformation in businesses.

The program has been developed for skilled professionals seeking rapid progression into senior IT management roles. It is designed to empower technically skilled graduates with both the technical and management aspects of advanced technologies.

The Master of IT / Master of IT Management helps to advance the knowledge and skills of IT professionals. As an accelerated program, the Master of IT / Master of IT Management combines common elements from each of the two 1.5 year programs into a streamlined course. This means as a Master of IT / Master of IT Management student you can achieve the same learning outcomes and graduate with a combined Master's degree in two years instead of three.

The program content integrates learning from both advanced technical and management areas in IT. It provides you with the opportunity to complete specialist study in a range of IT-related disciplines, combined with a program in IT management. You will have the opportunity to complete a major in a number of areas within IT including digital media technology, software engineering, data management & analytics, biomedical & health informatics, networks & distributed systems and telecommunications engineering. In addition, the IT management subjects will provide advanced training in key management areas including innovation, security, service science and change management. It will also provide a thorough and detailed understanding of the management of resources such as projects, people, knowledge, and technologies as required within IT organisations.

A compulsory industry-relevant project provides you with the opportunity to draw together the advanced computing and management learning that has taken place during the course, synthesise this with your prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth.

For more information on the course and units of study visit: http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-degree-page/degree_id/431

Course outline

Further course information

Progression rules

A candidate for the degree of Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management must complete 24 credit points with an average mark of at least 65 before undertaking any Information Technology Project units of study. With permission from the dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management who has completed 24 credit points of foundational or specialist units of study with an average mark of at least 75 may undertake research path units of study.

Capstone experience

A capstone experience comprises one or more units of study designed by the faculty to provide you with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with your prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth. All candidates in the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management will undertake an information technology capstone project or a research pathway using the knowledge gained during the course. IT projects are completed in development, analysis, or research, and are related to a student's area of employment. In the research pathway, students complete a major piece of research in a major area offered in the course.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology / Information Technology Management are skilled professionals seeking rapid progression into senior IT management roles. The course has been designed to empower technically skilled graduates with both the technical and management aspects of advanced technologies.

Course accreditation

Both the Master if Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology Management are Australian Computer Society Accredited Courses. The Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management is a new program which has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) http://www.acs.org.au/ and will undergo ACS accreditation as a professional level course for 2015.

Further study

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer and commercialisation. Research activities in the School of Information Technologies focus on algorithmics and applications, enterprise computing, human-centred computing, and IT applications in health care. If you would like to be part of Sydney's IT research community, you may consider applying for admission to a higher degree by research. Students completing a research degree undertake supervised research and submit a written thesis at the completion of their studies in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy

Other study options

Individual units of study within the course may be undertaken by suitably qualified candidates who do not wish to complete an award course. Non-award candidates are students of the University, consequently on satisfactory completion of unit of study requirements, candidates receive an academic transcript showing the details of the unit or units of study undertaken, with results and grades. Subject to the approval of the dean and individual course resolutions, completed non-award study may be credited to an award course. Units of study may also be undertaken cross-institutionally by students, subject to the approval of the dean. Cross-institutional candidates are enrolled in a postgraduate award course at another university and have approval from their home institution to complete a unit or units of study at Sydney, to be credited toward their degree. Please contact the faculty about non-award and cross-institutional study.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management will hold:
- a recognised bachelor’s degree in information technology with a credit average; or
- a recognised Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average in a major sequence in computer, software or telecommunications engineering; or
- a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or
Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney with a credit average.

Applicants who do not fulfill these admission requirements may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Computing, from which they may transfer into the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credit points with a credit average, subject to approval by the Academic Director.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

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