Gain advanced IT skills to engage at the cutting edge of global technology solutions.

Introduction

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.

This course is now available to all cognate and non-cognate students.

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Course description, features and facilities

The course has a strong emphasis on the application of contemporary and emerging technologies, including cloud and high performance computing, agile web development and software project design and management.

Students will develop computer programs in a number of contemporary scripting and programming languages and will apply logical and critical thinking skills to harness existing technologies to manage and analyse large data sets.

Students will be introduced to other fundamental pillars of IT, including network and web-based systems and their security, and human-computer interaction.

The course will be presented by members of UWA’s Big-Data and Optimisation research groups, and includes guest lectures from industry.

Students will also take part in a group design project which will apply their knowledge to a real-world design challenge.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard 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 ECM 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 Groups A, B and C. The units must comprise the units in Group A (12 points), with the remaining points comprising units taken from Groups B and C, provided that no more than 12 points are taken from Group C.

Students who have completed degree studies in a cognate area must complete 24 points of units taken from Groups B and C. The units must comprise at least 12 points from Group B, with the remaining points comprising units taken from Groups B and/or C.

Group A: Students with degree studies in a non-cognate area must complete the units in this group (12 points)

S1, S2CITS1401Problem Solving and Programming
S2CITS1402Relational Database Management Systems

Take all units (48 points):

S1CITS4407Open Source Tools and Scripting
S1CITS5501Software Testing and Quality Assurance
S2CITS5502Software Processes
S2CITS5503Cloud Computing
S2CITS5506The Internet of Things
S1, S2CITS5551Software Engineering Design Project 1
S1, S2CITS5552Software Engineering Design Project 2
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice

Take units as per sequence notes::

Group B

S2CITS4009Introduction to Data Science
S1CITS4401Software Requirements and Design
S1CITS5504Data Warehousing
S1CITS5505Agile Web Development
S2CITS5507High Performance Computing

Take units as per sequence notes::

Group C

S1CITS5508Advanced Data Mining
S2ELEC4403Digital and Embedded Systems
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S2GENG5508Robotics
S1INMT5518Models for Logistics, Operations and Services
S2INMT5526Business Intelligence
S1, S2MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making

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Career opportunities

The Master of Information Technology is ideal for students and professionals who wish to change direction or expand their skillset to pursue a career in IT.

There is a great demand for information technology specialists across a wide range of industries.     

Career opportunities exist in internet/web development, technology and network management, communications, programming, IT consulting, ecommerce, systems analyst, multimedia, software development and web security.

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Further study opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

and

(c) completed WACE Mathematics 2C/2D, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Fees

Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

Contact us

Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 3939
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Address
First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Location
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Normal opening hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

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Master of Information Technology - Coursework: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
The estimated weekly time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion
2 years for students without an IT background.1.5 years for students with an IT background.
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
ECM Student Office
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics The University of Western Australia M054, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009
enquiries-ecm@uwa.edu.au
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+61 8 6488 3061ECM Student Office
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics The University of Western Australia M054, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009
enquiries-ecm@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
+61 8 6488 3061
Course code
62510
CRICOS Code
083866G