Master of Information Technology

Murdoch University

Program Description

Master of Information Technology

Murdoch University

This course is a professional qualification in Information Technology, designed to provide appropriate practical understanding, skills and knowledge for managing IT use, change and development. The primary aim is to allow IT professionals the opportunity for professional upgrading or an extension of their qualifications and experience.

The degree may be completed in one of two ways, by coursework, or by coursework and dissertation. Coursework students complete 48 credit points of advanced graduate-level units, while coursework and dissertation students complete 36 credit points of coursework units and a 12-credit point dissertation.

You may exit this Masters degree at various points, to complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or the Graduate Diploma in either Information Technology Management or Internetworking and Security, depending on unit selection. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management forms the first half of the IT Management specialisation, and the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security forms the first half of the Internetworking and Security specialisation.

There is a critical need for modern IT professionals responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing information systems in a wide variety of sectors including commerce, telecommunications, health, education, architecture, mining, engineering, law and government and non-government organisations.

Graduates of the Internetworking and Security specialisation are eligible to sit for the following industry certification exams: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Managing Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS).

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units, you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

Core Units

  • ICT521 IT Professional Practice - 3 points
  • ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
  • ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
  • ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
  • ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
  • ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
  • ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
  • ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
  • ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
  • ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
  • ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
  • ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points

Academic entry requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
  • OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree plus an approved Diploma in IT (AQF Level 8);
  • OR recognised non-IT Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus five or more years of relevant experience.
  • Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.

English entry requirements

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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2 years
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Australia - Perth, Western Australia
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