Information Technology / Information Technology Management

 

Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MAINFITM-01

Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master’s degree in these resolutions is a professional master’s course, as defined by the Coursework Policy 2014.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management requires:
(a)
a Bachelor’s degree or higher award in Information Technology from the University of Sydney with at least a credit average, or qualifications deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be equivalent in any aspect of Information Technology; or
(b)
a Bachelor's degree or higher award in Engineering from the University of Sydney with at least a credit average and a major sequence of study in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering, or qualifications deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be equivalent; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney with at least a credit average.
(d)
completion of the Graduate Diploma in Computing from the University of Sydney with at least a credit average.
(3)
If a candidate does not have a credit average within the qualifications listed above, they may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or Information Technology Management subject to the discretion of the Dean or nominee.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean or nominee may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School of IT, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the table of units of study: Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management.
(2)
To qualify for the  Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management a candidate must complete 96 credit points units of study as specified in the degree table including:
(a)
for the Professional Pathway:
(i)
24 credit points of the Core units of study; and
(ii)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the MIT Specialist units of study; and
(iii)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the MITM Specialist units of study; and
(iv)
a minimum of 12 credit points of the Professional Pathway Project units of study; and
(v)
a maximum of 12 credit points of the Foundation units of study; and
(vi)
no credit points from the Research Pathway units of study.
(b)
for the Research Pathway:
(i)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the Core units of study; and
(ii)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the Master of Information Technology Specialist units of study; and
(iii)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the Master of Information Technology Management Specialist units of study; and
(iv)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the Research Pathway units of study; and
(v)
no credit points from the Professional Pathway Project units of study.
(c)
If a reduction in the volume of learning is given then the candidate is able to apply for an exemption on some course requirements, if evidence can be provided of prior learning (subject to assessment by the Academic Director). The candidate will then be required to complete the required volume of learning based on the remaining course requirements.

6 Majors for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management

(1)
Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management. A major requires the completion of all core units of study as prescribed by the faculty and at least 18 credit points chosen from the Specialist units of study listed in the table for the defined major. The majors available are:
(a)
Digital Media Technology
(b)
Data Management and Analytics
(c)
Biomedical and Health Informatics
(d)
Networks and Distributed Systems
(e)
Software Engineering
(f)
IT Security
(2)
Students who choose the Research Pathway will be required to choose a project undertaken in an area related to the major. Students in this category will only require 12 credit points from the Specialist units of study for the defined major.
(3)
Students who choose not to complete a major as defined by the table of units of study: Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management will be eligible for the award of a non-major.

7 Progression rules

(1)
A candidate for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management must complete 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study before taking any Information Technology Project units. Admission to project units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Dean or nominee.
(2)
With permission from the Dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management who completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study with at least Distinction average marks may take Research Path units.

8 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in these courses except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation agreement with another university.

9 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management may elect to discontinue study in the combined degree and graduate with:
(a)
the Master of Information Technology or with a shorter award from the embedded sequence detailed in the course resolutions for the single degree, with the approval of the Dean in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met or;
(b)
the Master of Information Technology Management alone or with a shorter award from the embedded sequence detailed in the course resolutions for the single degree, with the approval of the Dean in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(2)
Completion of the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

10 Credit for previous study (for non-conferred qualifications only)

(1)
The following coursework credit requirements (for non-conferred qualifications) replace the Faculty Coursework Rules for “Credit for previous study” within the “Resolutions of the Faculty (of Engineering and Information Technologies)” for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management:
(a)
where postgraduate study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney in one of the embedded courses of the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology Management and no award has been conferred, credit may be transferred in full (subject to credit limits in the table of units of study: Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management), provided the study has been undertaken within the previous three years and subject to approval of the Academic Director. In addition, a credit transfer for the purposes of a course upgrade will require either:
(i)
fulfilment of the admission requirements for the “Admission to Candidature” for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management including at least a credit average from the prior qualification used for admission; or
(ii)
completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of the currently enrolled course with at least a credit average;
(b)
where study not covered in (a) above has been undertaken at postgraduate level and no award has been conferred, credit to a maximum of 50% of the prescribed credit points may be transferred to the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management, provided:
(i)
the study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney, or at an external institution recognised by the University of Sydney, within the previous three years; and
(ii)
the units of study have been completed at credit level or above; and
(iii)
the units are equivalent to Core or Specialist units of study offered under the degree being taken, subject to approval of the Academic Director.
(c)
Credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 10 years at the time of first enrolment.

11 Recognition for Prior Learning (for conferred qualifications only)

(1)
The following coursework credit requirements (for conferred qualifications) replace the Faculty Coursework Rules for “Credit for previous study” within the “Resolutions of the Faculty (of Engineering and Information Technologies)” for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management:
(a)
where study has been undertaken and an award has been conferred, candidates who are offered direct admission to the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 36 credit points provided that study for the conferred award has been undertaken at an external institution recognized by the University of Sydney, within the previous three years. Any reduction in the volume of learning is subject to the following guidelines and requires the approval of the Academic Director:
(i)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 36 credit points for a master's degree (at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) in the discipline of Information Technology, as defined by the School of IT.
(ii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a bachelor's degree with Honours (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) in the discipline of Information Technology, as defined by the School of IT.
(iii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a bachelor's degree with Honours (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) in the discipline of Engineering, as defined by the School of IT, with a major sequence of study in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.
(iv)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a Graduate Diploma (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) in the discipline of Information Technology, as defined by the School of Information Technologies.
(v)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a four year Bachelor of Information Technology (pass) only at the University of Sydney (at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework).
(vi)
there is no reduction in the volume of learning available for a Graduate Certificate.

12 Satisfactory progress

Progression is subject to the Coursework Policy 2014. A candidate who has failed to meet these progression requirements will be transferred to either the Graduate Diploma or the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or Information Technology Management, depending on the credit points successfully completed.

13 Time limit

A candidate for the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of sixteen semesters.

14 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.