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Southern Cross University Master of Information Technology
Southern Cross University

Master of Information Technology

Bilinga, Australia

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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AUD 27,600 *

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Master of Information Technology

Course Code: 1209150

Course summary

The Master of Information Technology is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals looking to advance their career in a rapidly-evolving industry. The application of IT tools and technologies for transforming businesses and creating new digital businesses is a focus.

The course is underpinned by a strong industry-linked program, entrepreneurship incubation in the University's Digital Enterprise Lab and industry-relevant research. Students will develop their technical, leadership and management skills with advanced coursework and real-world projects.

Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, students have the option to tailor their studies with advanced specialist units.

Major areas of study

Data science, cyber security, software development, user experience. Specialist units include advanced cybersecurity, big data analysis, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer forensics, internet engineering, pervasive and immersive user experience, programming for the internet of things, mobile and cloud systems.

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigorCritically evaluate, analyze and synthesize a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.
CreativityDesign, implement and recommend effective Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to complex business problems.
Ethical practiceDemonstrate a deep understanding of, and strong commitment towards, best practices for sustainability and ethical issues related to ICT business and professional practices.
Knowledge of a disciplineDemonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in the area of Information and Communication Technology.
Lifelong learningDemonstrate intellectual independence, personal judgment and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.
Communication and social skillsApply expert communication, collaboration, and social skills to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Cultural competenceDemonstrate a critical understanding of complex social responsibility and cultural issues related to ICT business and professional practices.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of the podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of roles with advanced expertise in cybersecurity, software engineering, user experience and data science.

Professional recognition

Students who commence in 2018 will graduate with a Southern Cross University degree that has not been accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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