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ProgramsIT/CSIT(Postgrad)Master of Information Technology (2017)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6INFO5990: Professional Practice in IT
Core
6INFO5992: Understanding IT Innovations
Core
6INFO6007: Project Management in IT
List
6Select from
Specialist Units
Foundation Units


Note:  The Specialist units chosen may contribute towards a designated Major. See the Streams/Majors section of these tables for details of each Major.

Note:   Core units INFO5990, INFO55992 and INFO6007 can be taken in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
List
24Select from
Specialist Units
Foundation Units
Project and Research Units


Note:  Project Units may be taken by students after completing 24 credit points of study, subject to school permission. Research Pathway units may be taken by students achieving a Distinction average (or better) result in the first 24 credit points of units of study is required.

Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
List
24Select from
Specialist Units
Elective Units
Project and Research Units

Note:   The tables above assume completion in 1.5 years with a full-time load of 24 credit points in all three semesters (total of 72 credit points).


Major in Biomedical & Health Informatics

Type CP CP From
18 Select from COMP5206: Information Technologies and Systems
COMP5405: Digital Media Computing
COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine
COMP5456: Introduction to Bioinformatics [Not running in 2017]
ELEC5622: Signals, Software and Health
HSBH5003: eHealth for Health Professional
INFO5306: Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems
PUBH5010: Epidemiology Methods and Uses


Note: Award of this major requires a minimum of 18 credit points from the Specialist units listed above. This requirement for the (optional) major is additional to the requirements for completing the degree.
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Note: Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study. Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology.

Biomedical and health informatics is a major related to the areas of information systems, computer science and health care. It is primarily concerned with enhancing health care delivery and patient outcomes through the effective use of and exchange of information. This major helps you to analyse and develop solutions from the biomedical as well as health informatics perspectives. A postgraduate major in biomedical and health informatics will include areas of study such as bioinformatics, information technology in biomedicine, enterprise health care information systems, epidemiology methods and eHealth for health professionals.

Graduate Opportunities: Graduates in biomedical and health informatics can work in a variety of roles including clinical data manager, clinical information manager, consultant, healthcare webmaster, information security manager, medical director for informatics, pharmacy systems analyst, and software engineer. There are career opportunities in hospitals, other healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical software companies, consulting companies, public health organisations, insurance companies.

Major in Data Management & Analytics

Type CP CP From
18 Select from COMP5046: Natural Language Processing
COMP5048: Visual Analytics
COMP5318: Machine Learning and Data Mining
COMP5338: Advanced Data Models
COMP5349: Cloud Computing
COMP5425: Multimedia Retrieval
INFO5060: Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
STAT5003: Computational Statistical Methods


Note: Award of this major requires a minimum of 18 credit points from the Specialist units listed above. This requirement for the (optional) major is additional to the requirements for completing the degree.
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Note: Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study. Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology.

A postgraduate major in data management and analytics will provide you with a strong foundation in big data analytics and data science. It will help you build skills and to work with state-of-the-art tools to analyse large amounts of data of a variety of types (big data) to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. Foundational technologies such as database management and business intelligence used for both operational (OLTP) and decision-support (OLAP) purposes will also be covered. You will have the opportunity to engage in areas of study including knowledge discovery and data mining, advanced data models, statistical natural language processing, knowledge management systems and computational statistical methods.

Graduate Opportunities: There are opportunities for graduates with skills in database management systems to work in roles such as database developer, data warehouse expert, or database administrator. Professionals in this field are employed in virtually every industry, with the largest number working in information technology.

Major in Digital Media Technology

Type CP CP From
18 Select from COMP5045: Computational Geometry
COMP5048: Visual Analytics
COMP5405: Digital Media Computing
COMP5415: Multimedia Design and Authoring
COMP5425: Multimedia Retrieval
COMP5427: Usability Engineering
IDEA9106: Design Thinking


Note: Award of this major requires a minimum of 18 credit points from the Specialist units listed above. This requirement for the (optional) major is additional to the requirements for completing the degree.
View complete Program Structure

Note: Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study. Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology.

Digital media technology has become an indispensable part of our heterogeneous computing and communication environment. A postgraduate major in digital media technology will provide you with knowledge in creating interactive and effective digital media products, including the coding, analysis and manipulation of digital media. It introduces principles and current techniques such as multimedia data acquisition, analysis, processing, compression and management. You may engage in areas of study including multimedia design and authoring, multimedia retrieval, statistical natural language processing, usability engineering, visual analytics and an opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary learning with architecture and design in the area of design thinking.

Graduate opportunities: Digital media technology is found in industries such as marketing and advertising, and in forms such as websites, newspapers and magazines. Anything that needs to be communicated to an audience can contain digital and print images, text or animation to attract attention and deliver content. Digital media technology can be used by web developers, graphic artists, digital photographers, designers, and desktop layout publishers.

Major in IT Security

Major in Networks & Distributed Systems

Type CP CP From
18 Select from COMP5047: Pervasive Computing
COMP5216: Mobile Computing
COMP5313: Large Scale Networks
COMP5349: Cloud Computing
COMP5416: Advanced Network Technologies
COMP5426: Parallel and Distributed Computing
ELEC5509: Mobile Networks
ELEC5514: Networked Embedded Systems
ELEC5517: Software Defined Networks


Note: Award of this major requires a minimum of 18 credit points from the Specialist units listed above. This requirement for the (optional) major is additional to the requirements for completing the degree.
View complete Program Structure

Note: Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study. Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology.

A postgraduate major in networks and distributed systems will provide you with advanced knowledge in designing, building, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. You will have the opportunity to engage in areas of study including pervasive computing, parallel and distributed computing, large-scale networks, cloud computing, cyber security and advanced network technologies.

Graduate opportunities: Computer networking is a rapidly growing industry, and consequently professionals with knowledge in this area are in high demand. Corporations and businesses both large and small need staff with networking knowledge and skills to design, install, maintain and protect their computer systems. Furthermore, new technological innovations particularly in distributed and cloud computing are creating a greater demand in this area.

Major in Software Engineering

Type CP CP From
18 Select from COMP5216: Mobile Computing
COMP5347: Web Application Development
COMP5348: Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
COMP5349: Cloud Computing
COMP5427: Usability Engineering
ELEC5618: Software Quality Engineering
ELEC5619: Object Oriented Application Frameworks
ELEC5620: Model Based Software Engineering


Note: Award of this major requires a minimum of 18 credit points from the Specialist units listed above. This requirement for the (optional) major is additional to the requirements for completing the degree.
View complete Program Structure

Note: Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study. Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology.

From the evolving internet and web, to the growth of mobile, handheld and embedded devices, the critical need for engineers who can build a wide range of software systems and applications has become more acute, over the years. A postgraduate major in software engineering will address all aspects of software production, from strategy, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance. You may engage in areas of study including object-oriented design, enterprise scale software architecture, software quality engineering and enterprise scale software architecture, supplemented with related areas of usability engineering and security.

Graduate opportunities: Software engineering graduates will find employment opportunities in information technology, database management, multimedia and telecommunication software systems, language compilers, internet programming, real-time software engineering, control systems, biomedical systems and artificial intelligence.

Professional Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP5707: Information Technology Capstone A


Note: COMP5703 (12 credit points) may be taken as an alternative to complete the project in a single semester.
Core
6 COMP5708: Information Technology Capstone B


Note: COMP5703 (12 credit points) may be taken as an alternative to complete the project in a single semester.
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Note: All candidates for the Master of Information Technology are required to complete a substantial project that will allow the student to apply skills from the program.

A candidate must complete 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study before taking any Project units.

The minimum requirement for the Professional Pathway Project Units (Information Technology Capstone project units) is 12 credit points.

Candidates can complete either COMP5707 and COMP5708 (6+6 credit points - two semesters) or COMP5703 (12 credit points - single semester).

Admission to project units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Dean or nominee.

Research Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
12 COMP5702: IT Research Project A
Core
6 COMP5704: IT Research Project B
Core
6 INFO5993: IT Research Methods
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Note: All candidates for the Master of Information Technology are required to complete a substantial project that will allow the student to apply skills from the program.

Candidates who achieved a Distinction average or above in their first 24 credit points of enrolment may be eligible for the Research Pathway, subject to the approval of the Program Director.

Candidates in the Research Pathway must take all 24 credit points of the Research Pathway units of study (COMP5702, COMP5704 and INFO5993).

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 require a minimum of 12 credit points from the Specialist units of study for the defined major.

Admission to project units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Dean or nominee.

Block 1 - Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007 Project Management in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Candidates for the Master of Information Technology must complete all three mandatory core units.

Exemptions may be applied for the Core Units block if evidence can be provided for prior learning. Students must substitute exempt units with unit(s) from other blocks to achieve the required Volume of Learning.

Block 2 - Specialist Units (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 42)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CISS6022 Cybersecurity 6 Semester 1
COMP5045 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP5046 Natural Language Processing 6 Semester 1
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 2
COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5216 Mobile Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5313 Large Scale Networks 6 Semester 1
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5347 Web Application Development 6 Semester 1
COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 1
COMP5349 Cloud Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5405 Digital Media Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5427 Usability Engineering 6 Semester 2
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [Not running in 2017] 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
COMP5617 Empirical Security Analysis and Engineering 6 Semester 2
COMP5618 Applied Cybersecurity 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5517 Software Defined Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing [Not Offered 2017] 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5622 Signals, Software and Health 6 Semester 2
HSBH5003 eHealth for Health Professional 6 Semester 1
IDEA9106 Design Thinking 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5010 IT Advanced Topic A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5011 IT Advanced Topic B: Applied Cyber Security 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5060 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence 6 Summer Early
INFO5301 Information Security Management 6 Semester 1
INFO5306 Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems 6 Semester 2
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses 6 Semester 1
STAT5003 Computational Statistical Methods 6 Semester 2

Note: To qualify for the Master of Information Technology, candidates must take between 18 and 42 credit points from the Specialist unit block.

Completion of a major is an optional requirement of the Master of Information Technology. 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.

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.

Students who choose not to complete a major as defined will be eligible for the award of a non-major.

Block 3 - Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5705 Information Technology Short Project 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Main
Summer Main
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 6 Semester 1
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 6 Semester 2
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6012 Information Technology Strategy & Value 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
S2 Intensive
S1 Intensive
INFS6012 Enterprise Systems Management 6 Semester 1
INFS6015 Business Process Management 6 Semester 2
INFS6016 Technology Enabled Business Innovation 6 Semester 2
INFS6018 Managing Business Intelligence 6 Semester 1
ISYS5070 Change Management in IT 6 Winter Main

Note: A maximum of 12 credit points may be selected with the approval of the Program Director from units outside the School of IT (different unit codes than COMP, INFO or ISYS).

INFO5206 Information Technologies and Systems is a pre-requisite for all INFS6xxx units of study.

IT Project Elective Units

A candidate for the Master of Information Technology must complete 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study before taking any Information Technology Project units in the Elective block (COMP5705).

Students will be allowed to take COMP5705 from the Elective Block in addition to the Information Technology Capstone project (12 CPS - COMP5703 or COMP5707 & COMP5708). Completion of COMP5705 does not provide credit towards requirements for the IT Capstone Project.

Admission to project units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Dean or nominee.

Block 4 - Foundation Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP9007 Algorithms 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
S1 Intensive
COMP9103 Software Development in Java 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9110 System Analysis and Modelling 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9120 Database Management Systems 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9121 Design of Networks & Distributed Systems 6 Semester 2
COMP9220 Object-Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
COMP9419 Digital Media Fundamentals 6 Semester 1
COMP9601 Computer and Network Organisation 6 Semester 1
INFO9003 Information Technology for Health Professionals 6 Semester 2 Block Mode
INFO9117 Intro to Software Engineering Practice 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics 6 Semester 1
STAT5002 Introduction to Statistics 6 Semester 1

Note: Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the listed Foundation Units.

Only one of the two units INFO9220 Object Oriented Design or INFO9110 Systems Analysis & Modelling can be taken.

Please note that some of these Foundation Units are co-taught with the corresponding undergraduate lectures of the School of Information Technologies.

Block 5 - Project and Research Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5702 IT Research Project A 12 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5703 Information Technology Capstone Project 12 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5704 IT Research Project B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5707 Information Technology Capstone A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5708 Information Technology Capstone B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5993 IT Research Methods 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: All candidates for the Master of Information Technology are required to complete a substantial project that will allow the student to apply and demonstrate their knowledge and skills from the program.

A candidate for the Master of Information Technology must complete 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study before taking any Project units.

Admission to project and research units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Dean or nominee.

Professional Pathway Project Units

The minimum requirement for the Professional Pathway is 12 credit points of Information Technology Capstone project units.

Candidates can complete either COMP5707 and COMP5708 (6+6 credit points - two semesters) or COMP5703 (12 credit points - single semester).

Research Pathway Units

Candidates who achieved a Distinction average or above in their first 24 credit points of enrolment may be eligible for the Research Pathway, subject to the approval of the Program Director.

Candidates in the Research Pathway must take all 24 credit points of the Research Pathway units of study (COMP5702, COMP5704 and INFO5993).

Students who choose the Research Pathway will be required to choose a project undertaken in an area related to their chosen major.

Course: Master of Information Technology (2017)
CP Required: 72
Min FT Duration: 1.50 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: School of Information Technologies
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: 1. Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete a total of 72 credit points from the units of study set out below, and must fulfill all requirements for their award as defined by the Course Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and IT.

2. Candidates commence their enrollment in the Professional Pathway.

3. After completing 24 credit points of coursework, students may then select 12 credit points of Professional Pathway Project units (COMP5703 or COMP5707 & COMP5708).

4. After completing 24 credit points of coursework, students who achieve Distinction average results or above may be eligible for the Research Pathway subjects with the approval of the Program Director.

5. Students in the Professional Pathway must complete 18 credit points of the Core units of study, a minimum of 18 credit points of the Specialist units of study, a minimum of 12 credit points of the Professional Pathway Project units of study, a maximum of 12 credit points of the Foundation units of study and no credit points from the Research Pathway units of study.

6. Students in the Research Pathway must complete a minimum of 18 credit points of the Core units of study, a minimum of 12 credit points of the Specialist units of study, a minimum of 24 credit points of the Research Pathway units of study, a maximum of 12 credit points of the Foundation units of study and no credit points from the Professional Pathway Project units of study.

7. A maximum of 12 credit points may be selected with the approval of the Program Director from units outside the School of IT (different unit codes than COMP, INFO or ISYS).

8. Enrolment in the Master of Information Technology may be either part-time or full-time with a maximum completion time of 6 years.

For further details of course rules, see the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks
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