Courses & Units

Course rules for K7I Master of Information Technology and Systems


1.  Candidates for the Master of Information Technology and Systems shall be qualified for entry if the candidate has qualified for a bachelor degree (3 or 4 year degree) from an accredited tertiary institution.

2.  Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and half separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than five years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3.  To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall:

(a) Complete the equivalent of at least twelve 12.5% postgraduate units or sixteen 12.5% postgraduate units.

To qualify for a 12 unit masters students must currently hold a Bachelor degree in an ICT-related area or a Bachelor degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate/ Diploma in an ICT-related area. If they do not have a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/ Diploma in an ICT-related area they will be required to complete a 16 unit masters which includes an additional 4 level 500 units.

(b) A candidate shall satisfactorily complete the equivalent of at least eight ICT 12.5% units listed in the schedule at level 700.  The remaining units must be at level 400, 500, 600 or 700. Candidates can do up to four postgraduate units (level 400/500/600/700) from any other discipline (eg Business, Science).

(c) On completion of four ICT postgraduate (level 400 or 700 only) units the candidates can choose a research or coursework stream. To be admitted to the research stream students need a DN average over 4 ICT level 400 or 700 units.

Candidates in the coursework stream must do six up to ten additional coursework 12.5% units. Candidates in this stream must also do ICT Research Principles and Project 25% unit (KIT713).

Candidates in the research stream must do two up to six additional coursework 12.5% units. Candidates must also do ICT Research Methods 25% (KIT701), and a research dissertation over two 25% units (KIT702, KIT703).

4.  The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the schedule accompanying these specifications.

5.  Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and as summarised in Schedule.

6.  A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (8 units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (4 units) weighting.

7.  Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8.  In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9.  Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree*.


10.  The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11.  These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12.  The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Information Technology and Systems  shall be MITS.