Master of Information Technology and Systems (K7I)

Overview  2018

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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
Launceston
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.

The MITS allows all students to complete a state-of-the-art, industry focused specialization in an emerging field of ICT:

  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Information Systems & Management
  • Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing
  • Networks & Embedded Systems
  • Graphics and Games Development
  • Interactive Design & Technology
  • Logistics & Enterprise Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Software Design and Development
  • ICT Research (on research stream)

Note:  Students who commenced this course prior to 2016, should refer to the course schedules relevant to their year of entry.

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

The MITS has full, professional-level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS). This endorsement recognises that the degree, which was recently redeveloped in consultation with the ACS, is responsive to the current and future needs of the ICT industry. Graduates of the MITS are eligible for membership of the ACS.

Course structure

The duration of the MITS is 2 years. MITS candidates will do the equivalent of at least twelve 12.5% units up to sixteen 12.5% units. Students who qualify for the 12 unit MITS can choose to do an accelerated program over 1.5 years, or they can complete the degree over 2 years by successfully studying 3 units a semester for 4 semesters.

To qualify for a 12 unit MITS candidates 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 covering at least the fundamental knowledge of software design and programming, computer networks, web system development, and database technology. Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area will be required to complete a 16 unit masters.

A candidate shall satisfactorily complete the three level 500 foundation units (KIT501, KIT503, KIT506). The candidate shall satisfactorily complete the equivalent of at least eight ICT 12.5% units listed in the schedule at level-700, which must include KIT713. The remaining units must be taken from level 400, 500, 600 or 700. The candidate can use the remaining elective units alongside the compulsory units to complete an industry-oriented specialization in:

  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Information Systems & Management
  • Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing
  • Networks & Embedded Systems
  • Graphics and Games Development
  • Interactive Design & Technology
  • Logistics & Enterprise Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Software Design and Development
  • ICT Research (on research stream)

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 ICT Research Principles (KIT714). Candidates can complete up to four postgraduate units (level 400/500/600/700) from any other discipline (e.g. Business, Science etc.).
  • Candidates in the research stream must do ICT Research Methods 25% (KIT701), and a research dissertation over two 25% units (KIT702, KIT703).  Students in the research stream can only complete one unit from another discipline.

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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
Hobart5 Week 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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

1 Postgraduate ICT 400/500/600 unit

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
LauncestonSemester 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
HobartSpring school (late)
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

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

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

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 1
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

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

Note, KIT713 must be taken in your final semester of study and KIT714 must be taken in your final year of study
4 Postgraduate elective units which may be ICT 400/500/600/ level units or other postgraduate 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
LauncestonSemester 2

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
Hobart5 Week 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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

1 Postgraduate ICT 400/500/600/700 unit
Choice of 4 units from:

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
LauncestonSemester 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
HobartSpring school (late)
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

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

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

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

   
All 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

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 1
HobartSemester 2

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

1 Postgraduate elective unit which may be an ICT 400/500/600/700 level unit or other postgraduate unit
Note, KIT713 must be taken in your final year of study

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

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

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

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/Internet of Things (IoT), including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in…

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 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 introduced in KIT108 or KXT306, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. the specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

In recent years, due to advancement of internet technologies and instrumentation of every part of our life, we have noticed a huge surge in data available to us. This revolution is termed as Big Data. This Big Data cannot be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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.

A serious game is a digital game designed for a primary purpose beyond pure entertainment, such as education, behavioural change, or raising awareness of an issue. KIT423 Advanced Serious Games introduces the concepts, issues and techniques related to the design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Computational Thinking is a collection of diverse skills to do with problem solving that result from studying the nature of computation. This unit helps to develop computational skills, like creativity, ability to explain and team work alongside some very specific…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the topic of game design. Students will work in teams to design and document a game and develop a simple prototype of their design using an agile development methodology. Design topics that will be covered include concept…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. We will discuss their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)

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

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
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A

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

This unit is concerned with the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms.Android, Cocoa and the Apple iPhone SDK and also non-native web mobile will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit will look at the programming foundations of 2- and 3-dimensional graphics and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics and animations will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In this unit students will be introduced to the broad, inter-disciplinary area of human-computer interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on iteration design and user interface design. Lectures cover the design, development and evaluation of computing technologies, including desktop computing, mobile…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Failure to involve end-users in design or to actively engage them in the processes of technology adoption and implementation continues to be one of the biggest reasons for IT failure. However, involving end-users is highly complex and raises important questions…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Today technological problems often require more than just technological solutions as itrequires understanding human needs of the technology. The unit will introduce the concept ofdesign thinking as an innovative problem-solving process that is essential to the design of theinteractive media…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2018 Total Course Fee (international students): $60,541 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $29,750 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

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International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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