Master of Information Technology and Systems (K7I)

Overview  2015

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS.

The MITS provides non-ICT students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. It also enables all students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced IT and IS areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the IT and IS fields. Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT.

MITS graduates should be ICT professionals with the abilities and skills to:

  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge;
  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyze, model, develop, and manage ICT products and services;
  • explain and adapt appropriate ICT to support business processes and decision making to help an organisation achieve its objectives;
  • evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging or advanced ICT to an individual or organization;
  • apply abstraction and critical thinking to a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of advanced ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions.

MITS graduates should acquire attitudes needed by an ICT professional to:

  • be an effective team member;
  • take initiative and work independently;
  • communicate effectively at a professional level;
  • continue lifelong learning; and
  • adhere to codes of professional conduct and practice.

The MITS provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify for higher research

Career outcomes

The MITS is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. Graduates of the MITS will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. By selecting specialist subjects, graduates will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the ICT industry. Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas. The MITS provides formal postgraduate credentials to advance your ICT career across any industry. For students without prior ICT studies, the MITS provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology. By selecting specialist units, students will further develop their knowledge in several advanced ICT areas such as Intelligent Web Services; Information Management; Enterprise Systems; eLogistics; Systems Strategy and Management; Business Process Innovation; Network Security and Data Management Technology. Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world. For example: systems analyst; web developer; database modeler/administrator; programmer; business process modeler; ICT strategist; project manager; information management specialist; security architect/specialist; business analyst; enterprise architect.

Professional Recognition

Professional level accreditation of the course by the ACS will be sought. Graduates of the MITS will be eligible for membership of the ACS.

Course structure

In the MITS candidates will do the equivalent of at least twelve 12.5% units or sixtenn 12.5% 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 four level-500 units.

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 taken from level 400, 500, 600 or 700. Candidates can complete up to four postgraduate units (level 400/500/600/700) from any other discipline (e.g. Business, Science etc.).

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.

  • In the coursework stream candidates must do six up to ten additional coursework 12.5% units. Candidates in this stream must also do ICT Research Principles (KIT714) and Multi-perspective ICT Project (KIT713), both 12.5% units.
  • In the research stream candidates 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 12.5% units (KIT702, KIT703).

Core Units

The first main aim of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to operating systems and scripting. The main operating systems topics covered in this unit include operating systems structure and services, process management and coordination, memory management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartIntensive Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Other Units

Business processes must be designed to ensure that they are effective and meet customer requirements. A well-designed process will improve efficiency and deliver greater productivity. This unit will introduce students to analytical tools that can be used to model, analyse,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will learn about the advanced web technologies that enable the service providers to provide services intelligently and the user can use the web and other resources conveniently. Such that the technologies covered in this unit include…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers both theoretical and practical approach for students to learn the basic principle of embedded system, including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in embedded system. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

this unit will introduce students to a number of topics related to 3D games programming. Students will learn about: low level game engine programming by extending a basic rendering framework; high level game logic programming by writing scripts to implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Computer Vision is a field of study that generally attempts to duplicate the abilities of human vision through acquiring, processing, analysing, and understanding digital images captured with a camera. This unit will focus on computer vision in a context of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide highly able students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of algorithms and their ability to solve algorithmic problems through to the point of a working program implementing the algorithmic solution. The unit will have a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introducedin KIT108 or KXT306, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. the specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the design and programming techniques essential for developing distributed software systems and applications - with Java as the teaching language. The unit presents concurrent programming primitives and concepts for distributed systems. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

E-Research provides means to harnessing contemporary ICT capabilities for solving challenging problems in science, medicine, and engineering. Computer grids play an pivotal role in E-Research; providing a seamless (web-like) access to a variety of networked resources, e.g. large data stores…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A particular programming paradigm not only dictates a programming language's syntax but also strongly influences how one solves problems using that language. This unit examines programming paradigms from low-level assembler through to the advanced functional language Haskell. Specific topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to give ICT research students an appreciation of the significance of research and provide students with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable them to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The unit…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of two in which students will be expected to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIT701 ICT Research Methods to a significant research project. Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the second of two in which students will be expected to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIT701 ICT Research Methods to a significant research project. Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to present a coherent view on the role of information and knowledge in organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students gain an appreciation of the sources of information, unstructured and semi-structured knowledge and learn current techniques that permit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Organizations around the world are increasingly using commercial packages instead of custom built software to support their core business processes. In this unit students explore enterprise architecture with a focus on business process integration and process standardization. Students examine major…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit explores contemporary logistics and eLogistics for organisations from Informational, Communication and Technological (ICT) perspectives on logistical and supply chain issues. Specifically, the unit develops conceptual knowledge across the logistics field, by examining ICTs concepts at the strategic, tactical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course will introduce you to a range of principles, concepts and technologies in network security. As a field it is constantly increasing in importance with it being a consideration for most companies with web presence, or a private network…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts necessary for the analysis, design, use and implementation of a relational database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an opportunity to make practical use of knowledge they have acquired from their completed Masters units, in combination with gaining new skills in undertaking research. This unit will allow students to work in small teams…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to give ICT research students an appreciation of the significance of research and provide students with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable them to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Notes

Candidates can complete up to four level 400/500/600/700 12.5% units from another discipline.

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution

Graduate Diploma in ICT or Graduate Certificate in ICT

MSc or PhD

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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