Master of Information Technology and Systems (K7I)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

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 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

"I feel like the support from the University either personally or from the University in general is really great.  I have an accounting background and thought maybe it's good to have some kind of IT background to compliment my accounting experience, so I can go more into the career path way I want to pursue as a Business Analyst"

Ziyi (Gabby) Zhang, Master of Information Technology and Systems
IT professionals are in demand  across a range of industries including Information Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Digital Media with increasing skill demands in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Automation Technologies. * A career in IT could see you starting your own business, to working for international companies such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Samsung.

It is forecasted that there will be 1.1 million technology workers in Australia by 2026. ^

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge and practical skills in varying  aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). It has been designed for everyone, not just those with IT backgrounds, to develop and build on your current skills, and enhance your ability to contribute to the workforce in any industry that has information technology and system needs.

You will have the option to customise your own learning towards your career goals with a range of seven specialisations.  You can select up to two specialisations that cover a range of advanced IT and IS areas. You will develop the critical knowledge and skills required to work as an IT professional by choosing units that best suit your career development, interests and needs.

The degree is focused on delivering genuine practical experience with options for work placement, work integrated learning (WIL), or participation in a research and development project within the university.

With an industry expecting very strong growth within the next five years,  IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia  with career options looking more promising than ever. *

*Australian Industry and Skills Committee, Information and Communications Technology, 2021

^ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse: future directions for Australia's technology workforce - Deloitte Access Economics

This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.

  • 1 Communicate technical and non-technical information proficiently to a variety of stakeholders in ICT professional practice
  • 2 Adapt ICT processes, tools, and techniques to efficiently solve complex and diverse problems incorporating best practice and ICT industry standards
  • 3 Construct efficient ICT solutions ensuring a quality user experience using peer collaboration and research in your area of specialisation.
  • 4 Propose and critique effective solutions to complex scenarios considering economic, social, legal, and ethical factors and consequences for individuals, organisations, and society relevant to your area of specialisation.
  • The flagship of our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience is the multi-perspective capstone project. This project is completed in your final year and will see you working with other students to create a solution to a real-life problem for a real client. This includes everything from project scoping to budgets, plus all the technical development required to make it happen, ensuring you graduate with job ready skills that have been tested in the real world  .

    Our teaching excellence is your educational advantage

    Led by experienced and approachable staff, the teaching environment provides a distinctive and rewarding experience. You have direct access to our extensive teaching facilities that deliver engaging hands-on experiences in all technical specialisations. In addition, you will also experience the latest in technology development and application through challenging team projects. Our supportive staff can help tailor your degree to your career goals, and are here to support you throughout your studies.

    ICT Project & Industry Experience

    Our close connections with Tasmania's vibrant and dynamic ICT industry means there are opportunities to develop practical and job-ready skills employers are looking for and enables you to build valuable and professional networks before graduating.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities.

    Though the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    This course includes a range of guaranteed and optional Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including industry placement with local Tasmanian industry partners or in-house at the University  , and an opportunity to conduct a research and development ICT project.

    The projects you undertake during the work integrated learning experiences will be with Tasmanian businesses, or industry research partners such as the CSIRO, and will directly relate to your chosen technical specialisation. This will help you develop the practical job-ready skills employers are looking for, and build professional networks even before graduating.

    Our teaching staff are also heavily integrated throughout Tasmania’s ICT industry, offering you opportunities to gain exposure to a diverse range of experiences from people who are highly connected with developments in the sector.

    For more information please see information for students.

    Career outcomes

    The Master of Information Technology Systems (MITS) is an effective means of opening new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields.

    You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic, and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. This degree provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology.

    Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world including:

    • Mobile App Developer
    • Front/Back End Developer
    • Data Modeller
    • Software Designer
    • Web Developer
    • Software Developer
    • Machine Learning Software Engineering
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Modeller
    • Analyst Programmer
    • Security Specialist
    • Network Administrator
    • Systems Administrator
    • IoT Engineer
    • Data Modeller
    • Data Analyst
    • Analyst Programmer
    • Business Analyst
    • Project Manager

    Careers relating to technology are growing fast with employers demanding technical expertise across a wide variety of industries. Over the next five years, the technology workforce is forecast to exceed 1.1million jobs*.

    Whether it's designing apps or websites, running virtual reality tours, building the latest gaming sensation, or working at a bank leading advancement in cyber security, a career in Information and Communication Technology will set you up for life.

    *Australian Computer Society (ACS) Digital Pulse report 2021

    Accreditation and Professional Recognition

    The Master of Information and Technology Systems is an externally accredited degree.

    The following majors/specialisations of this course are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS):

    Information Systems
    Cybersecurity
    Information Technology
    Cloud Computing and Internet of Things
    Artificial Intelligence and Data Intelligence
    ICT Research
    Entrepreneurship

    Completion of a major or specialisation may meet the requirements for membership of the ACS. There may be additional requirements for membership beyond the completion of the major or specialisation.

    For further membership requirements, please visit the ACS website.

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

    Course structure

    The MITS is a two-year (200 credit point) course, comprising

    1.            Core Units (100 credit points)

    2.            One Technical Specialisation (50 credit points). 
    Five technical specialisations are offered that align with in-demand ICT career outcomes – Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Data Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Information Systems and Information Technology.

    3.            Second Specialisation or 4 cross-listed units (50 credit points)
    Students can undertake a second technical specialisation to develop depth in another field of ICT. 

    OR

    Students can undertake a professional specialisation.  Two professional specialisations are offered – ICT Research or ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Note:  to be eligible for the ICT Research specialisation requires students to have obtained a DN+ in all eight of their first-year units and an HD in KIT714.  This specialisation is the pathway to a PhD.

    OR

    Students can undertake four ICT units of their choice from any ICT specialisation (aside from ICT Research) for career paths in ICT that require a depth of ICT knowledge across different specialisations.  Students must take one level 500-unit and three level 700 units.

    The first goal 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 including…

    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

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    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, qualities and values required of ICT professionals. Students will…

    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

    This unit focuses on the design, implementation, and testing phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing, and testing computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that communicate with data sources.…

    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

    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to give students an appreciation of the significance of research in future ICT professional practice. This unit provides an introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches and will provide students with basic research skills, knowledge and…

    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

    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) concerns itself with the research, design, implementation, and evaluation of computer systems that people interact with. HCI has an enormous impact on the technology industry, with companies of all sizes growing their commercial success through the successful…

    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

    This unit will provide students opportunities to conduct a research and development project. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical research skills, and practical design and development skills in a research environment. Students will work on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The objective of this unit is for students to experience the application of ICT in meeting business needs by integrating theoretical knowledge with the practical applications and experiences in a real environment. Students complete placement work in a defined role…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

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

    The objective of this unit is for students to experience the application of ICT in addressing industry needs by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications and experiences. Students will have the opportunity to experience areas of their chosen profession before…

    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

    This unit is an optional extension to the research specialization and is only available to students enrolled in KIT703.Students are currently undertaking research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Select 1 technical specialisation from the following

    The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Intelligence specialisation prepares you for a career as an analyst programmer with the skills to design and implement intelligent ICT solutions using prevailing and emerging AI techniques. You will also be able to capture, manipulate and analyse large volumes of data and transform it into usable information. Students learn about AI and natural language processing, data management technology, and big data analytics.  

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. AI is an emerging branch of Information and Communication Technology which has created an array of disruptions in multiple industries. The AI techniques…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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 database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    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 is seen as a critical asset for…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of natural language processing (NLP) techniques. NLP is a critical step towards effective communication between people and machines. You will learn the basics NLP steps as well as…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The Cloud Computing and Internet of Things specialisation prepares you for a career as a developer programmer with the skills to design and implement complex ICT solutions for a range of platforms and devices. You will learn about intelligent web development, cloud computing administration and software development for cloud computing and IoT platforms.  

    This specialisation (Launceston) will not be available in 2022 and 2023. The 700-level units in this specialisation might be available for the first time in 2024. 

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Internet of Things (IoT) is a rising set of technologies that provides access to a large quantity of data through sensors. IoT is enabling users to visualize and monitor aspects of their environments that would otherwise be impossible manually. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    As more and more organizations are opting to use cloud computing services, the role of an IT administrator is changing to involve more automation, virtualisation and flexible deployments rather than low level management of physical servers. This unit introduces tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with the foundation knowledge and understanding of Cloud computing systems and IoT. This unit will equip students with essential knowledge that is needed for building next-generation applications that are scalable and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Cybersecurity specialisation prepares you for a career as a security specialist with the skills to develop and maintain secure ICT systems. You will learn about ethical hacking, network security and penetration testing, and system administration and assurance, eForensics, and security policy and management. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to identify, diagnose and repair threats in ICT systems.

    This unit explores cybersecurity as it is managed in the business context. It covers the processes of threat and risk analysis, security policy development, incident prevention and response, issues around privacy, professional codes of conduct, and looks at legislative efforts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides a practical introduction to the risks and threats that computer systems and networks face, and some of the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them. This unit also provides an introduction to ethical hacking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit focuses on the planning and implementation aspects of cybersecurity. Firstly, the unit introduces cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes for effective cybersecurity planning. Secondly, it delivers details regarding the recent cybersecurity threats and their attack models; moreover, it…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with a general introduction to system administration and network security, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover administration of common computing environments…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The Information Systems specialisation prepares graduates for a career as a business analyst or quality assurance specialist with the skills to design and quality assure ICT solutions to support business processes and information management. Students learn about intelligent web development, knowledge and information management, business process innovation and software quality assurance.

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with the practical knowledge and skills that are necessary to ensure quality software products. It covers the four recognised levels of software testing: unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing. The unit also covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Information Technology specialisation prepares you for a career as a applications or web programmer with the skills to design and implement innovative ICT solutions using a range of programming languages and emerging technologies. You will learn about intelligent web development, mobile application development, virtual and mixed reality technology and data management technology.  

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    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 database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    A second specialisation may be undertaken to develop depth in another field of ICT for a specific ICT career outcome.

    The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Intelligence specialisation prepares you for a career as an analyst programmer with the skills to design and implement intelligent ICT solutions using prevailing and emerging AI techniques. You will also be able to capture, manipulate and analyse large volumes of data and transform it into usable information. Students learn about AI and natural language processing, data management technology, and big data analytics.  

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. AI is an emerging branch of Information and Communication Technology which has created an array of disruptions in multiple industries. The AI techniques…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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 database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    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 is seen as a critical asset for…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of natural language processing (NLP) techniques. NLP is a critical step towards effective communication between people and machines. You will learn the basics NLP steps as well as…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The Cloud Computing and Internet of Things specialisation prepares you for a career as a developer programmer with the skills to design and implement complex ICT solutions for a range of platforms and devices. You will learn about intelligent web development, cloud computing administration and software development for cloud computing and IoT platforms.  

    This specialisation (Launceston) will not be available in 2022 and 2023. The 700-level units in this specialisation might be available for the first time in 2024. 

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Internet of Things (IoT) is a rising set of technologies that provides access to a large quantity of data through sensors. IoT is enabling users to visualize and monitor aspects of their environments that would otherwise be impossible manually. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    As more and more organizations are opting to use cloud computing services, the role of an IT administrator is changing to involve more automation, virtualisation and flexible deployments rather than low level management of physical servers. This unit introduces tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with the foundation knowledge and understanding of Cloud computing systems and IoT. This unit will equip students with essential knowledge that is needed for building next-generation applications that are scalable and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Cybersecurity specialisation prepares you for a career as a security specialist with the skills to develop and maintain secure ICT systems. You will learn about ethical hacking, network security and penetration testing, and system administration and assurance, eForensics, and security policy and management. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to identify, diagnose and repair threats in ICT systems.

    This unit explores cybersecurity as it is managed in the business context. It covers the processes of threat and risk analysis, security policy development, incident prevention and response, issues around privacy, professional codes of conduct, and looks at legislative efforts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides a practical introduction to the risks and threats that computer systems and networks face, and some of the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them. This unit also provides an introduction to ethical hacking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit focuses on the planning and implementation aspects of cybersecurity. Firstly, the unit introduces cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes for effective cybersecurity planning. Secondly, it delivers details regarding the recent cybersecurity threats and their attack models; moreover, it…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with a general introduction to system administration and network security, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover administration of common computing environments…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation group of units will give you the skills needed to instigate, plan, lead and manage the innovation process and take ideas to entrepreneurial success. Graduates will be able to create and analyse innovative opportunities and solutions supported by entrepreneurial business models and strategies to inform a venture’s decision making.

    This specialisation will not be available in 2022 and 2023. The 700-level units in this specialisation might be available for the first time in 2024. 

     

    Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation, these concepts will be explored in this unit. You will have the opportunity to explore a passion for doing the things that are important…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The ICT innovation and entrepreneurship project provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills in developing a market ready ICT solution to an identified problem. This unit operates in a competitive environment (as not all ideas pitched will continue…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    ICT research is significant in developing efficient and effective technologies that can be applied in several industries.  The ICT Research specialisation will give you the skills needed to plan and conduct an independent ICT-related research project by collecting, analysing, processing and synthesising complex information. You will work with a supervisor to undertake a significant research project and produce a research dissertation. This specialisation is the pathway to a PhD for Master students. 

        

    Students with DN+ in all their first year units and an HD in KIT714 can undertake a significant research project and complete a research dissertation. This is a pathway to a PhD for students wanting an ICT research career.

    This unit is the first of three research project units.Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School, and produce a thesis document that reports and discusses the findings…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is part of the research specialisation.Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School and produce a thesis document that reports and discusses the findings from this…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Information Systems specialisation prepares graduates for a career as a business analyst or quality assurance specialist with the skills to design and quality assure ICT solutions to support business processes and information management. Students learn about intelligent web development, knowledge and information management, business process innovation and software quality assurance.

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with the practical knowledge and skills that are necessary to ensure quality software products. It covers the four recognised levels of software testing: unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing. The unit also covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Information Technology specialisation prepares you for a career as a applications or web programmer with the skills to design and implement innovative ICT solutions using a range of programming languages and emerging technologies. You will learn about intelligent web development, mobile application development, virtual and mixed reality technology and data management technology.  

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    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 database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    Students can select four (4) units from any ICT specialisation to develop depth in ICT knowledge for a generic ICT career outcome (one level 500- or 400-level unit, three level 700 units)

    In their final year of K7I MITS students have 4 units where they can select the best option to focus their studies for their future professional ICT career:
    Cross-Specialisation – students can select four units for career paths in ICT that require a depth of ICT knowledge across different specialisations such as Software & Applications Programmer, System Administrator, Multimedia & Web Developer, and ICT Business & System Analyst. Students can undertake four ICT units of their choice from any ICT specialisation to develop depth in ICT knowledge (one level 500- or 400-unit, three level 700 units).

    Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation, these concepts will be explored in this unit. You will have the opportunity to explore a passion for doing the things that are important…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. AI is an emerging branch of Information and Communication Technology which has created an array of disruptions in multiple industries. The AI techniques…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit explores cybersecurity as it is managed in the business context. It covers the processes of threat and risk analysis, security policy development, incident prevention and response, issues around privacy, professional codes of conduct, and looks at legislative efforts…

    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 database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit provides a practical introduction to the risks and threats that computer systems and networks face, and some of the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them. This unit also provides an introduction to ethical hacking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Internet of Things (IoT) is a rising set of technologies that provides access to a large quantity of data through sensors. IoT is enabling users to visualize and monitor aspects of their environments that would otherwise be impossible manually. The…

    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 is seen as a critical asset for…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of natural language processing (NLP) techniques. NLP is a critical step towards effective communication between people and machines. You will learn the basics NLP steps as well as…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    As more and more organizations are opting to use cloud computing services, the role of an IT administrator is changing to involve more automation, virtualisation and flexible deployments rather than low level management of physical servers. This unit introduces tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with the foundation knowledge and understanding of Cloud computing systems and IoT. This unit will equip students with essential knowledge that is needed for building next-generation applications that are scalable and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit focuses on the planning and implementation aspects of cybersecurity. Firstly, the unit introduces cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes for effective cybersecurity planning. Secondly, it delivers details regarding the recent cybersecurity threats and their attack models; moreover, it…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with a general introduction to system administration and network security, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover administration of common computing environments…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with the practical knowledge and skills that are necessary to ensure quality software products. It covers the four recognised levels of software testing: unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing. The unit also covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    16-unit masters (2 years)

    Students who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area from accredited tertiary institution will be required to complete a 2-year, 16-unit masters.

    12-unit masters (1.5 to 2 years)

    To qualify for a 12-unit MITS, you 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 from accredited tertiary institution covering at least the fundamental knowledge of software design and programming, computer networks, web system development, and project management that has included the core body of knowledge required for ACS accreditation and achieves the equivalent learning outcomes as the units in the transition semester.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    16 unit masters (2 years)

    Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution.

    12 unit masters (1.5 to 2 years)

    To qualify for a 12 unit MITS, you 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.

    Students who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area will be required to complete a 2-year, 16 unit masters.

    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.

    Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 71,506 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,138 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    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

    Domestic Students

    Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including: those who have achieved high academic results, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, students with sporting ability, students undertaking overseas study, and students with a disability.

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

    Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

    International students

    There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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