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Master of Information Technology

Our Master of IT is industry-focused and prepares students for employment or career progression through a combination of technical and leadership skills. The course is designed to meet the career needs and aspirations of IT professionals, whether they want to pursue a career in specialist IT technologies, cyber security, data analytics, business systems, or IT leadership and management. The Master’s program includes a strong focus on building the leadership and integration skills which support the strategic application of IT technologies.

We also recognise that today’s business professionals may want a career change into the IT field. Our Master’s course is designed to facilitate such a career transition. SISTC also offers multiple entry and exit points so that students can progressively build their qualifications profile.

We offer three specialisations in the Master’s program. These are specifically designed to allow students to choose units of study which prepare them effectively for their career choice. The Master of IT offers specialisations in:

  • Cyber Security – Provides insight and skills in data security & privacy, network security, and cloud computing.
  • Date Analytics – Provides insight and skills in designing and analysing data, and data-driven decision making.
  • Digital Leadership – Provides insight and skills in the strategic leadership of IT capability.

Course structure

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List of Units:

First Year

Unit Code Unit Name
ICT501 Foundations of IT
ICT502 Internet and Web Development
ICT503 Database Management Systems
ICT504 IT Project Management
ICT505 Data Analytics
ICT506 Cyber Security
ICT507 Cloud Computing
ICT508 Management Information Systems

Second Year

Digital Leadership Specialisation

Unit Code Unit Name
ICT601 Enterprise Architecture and Governance
ICT602 Data Management and Decision Making
ICT603 Enterprise Systems and System Integration
ICT604 Digital Transformation and Sustainability
ICT651 IT Research Methods
ICT652 Leadership and Innovation in IT
ICT653 Emerging Technologies in IT
ICT654 IT Capstone Project

Cyber Security Specialisation

Unit Code Unit Name
ICT611 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
ICT612 Cloud Security and Privacy
ICT613 Digital Forensics
ICT614 Cyber Security Law and Policy
ICT651 IT Research Methods
ICT652 Leadership and Innovation in IT
ICT653 Emerging Technologies in IT
ICT654 IT Capstone Project

Data Analytics Specialisation

Unit Code Unit Name
ICT621 Big Data
ICT622 Data Mining
ICT623 Data Visualisation
ICT624 Advanced Data Analytics
ICT651 IT Research Methods
ICT652 Leadership and Innovation in IT
ICT653 Emerging Technologies in IT
ICT654 IT Capstone Project

Admission Requirements

1. Postgraduate degree courses

1.1 General admission

  • have attained 18 years of age on commencement of studies
  • Australian Bachelor’s degree qualifications or;
  • International Bachelor qualifications or equivalent; or
  • Relevant Work Experience in a relevant cognate field for a minimum of two years and completed within the last 3 years. Applicants will have to demonstrate work experience is relevant to the course, current, and equivalent to the learning outcomes achieved in a Bachelor degree in the same discipline as the proposed Post Graduate Program. Students will provide this evidence in the form of a written reference from their current workplace outlining their current duties and how they are relevant to the Masters program.
  • Any credit will be granted under the SISTC Credit Transfer and Advanced Standing Policy.

1.2 International Students

Applicants require proof of English language proficiency. The following results are required, and the date of the result must be no greater than 2 years from the date of application:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 575 or better; or
  • TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test): 91 or better; or
  • TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test): 235 or better; or
  • Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English): 58 or better; or
  • Cambridge English: CAE and CPE (from 2015): 176 or better; or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE): A Levels with a C or better in English; or
  • KITE: all bands B2 with a result greater than 450 in each band; or
  • Duolingo: overall 115 with no band less than 110.

1.2 Special or Alternative Entry Requirements

In exceptional circumstances the School may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award. These may include:

  • a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience
  • completion of an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at SISCT (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)
  • any other entry pathway where SISTC can demonstrate that the candidate has the appropriate English language proficiency, academic knowledge and acumen to successfully complete the course in which they enrol.
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