Master of Information Technology
Overview

Industry-focused

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.

Flexible

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.

Options

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.

Master of Information Technology (MIT)

Choice of three specialisations:

  • Digital Leadership MIT(DIL)
  • Cyber Security Major MIT(CYC)
  • Data Analytics MIT(DAA)

Two nested (exit only) courses:

Graduate Diploma in IT (GradDipIT)

AQF Level 8 • 8 Unit of Study • 80 credit points

Graduate Certificate in IT (GradCertIT)

AQF Level 8 • 4 Unit of Study • 40 credit points

Our graduate attributes represent the graduate qualities and skills our students may develop throughout their course of study.

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skills in their chosen discipline and apply them in relevant professional contexts.
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and take on leadership roles in their chosen career.
  3. Communicate effectively to culturally diverse professional audiences across multiple platforms to achieve common goals.
  4. Solve problems independently and as part of a team by applying research methodologies, critical, creative, and evidence-based thinking to provide innovative responses to existing and future challenges and to solve real-world problems.
  5. Act with professional integrity and promote ethical practice in work and business.
  6. Display resilience, reflexivity, and self-awareness and respond appropriately in a range of professional contexts including new environments and issues.

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  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of ICT infrastructure technologies and explain the relationships and interdependencies between these. (ACSGA2)
  • Skill and ability to identify the need for transformative digital solutions, especially those relating to provision of ICT systems and infrastructure, elicit requirements from relevant stakeholders and research and plan solutions to meet these requirements. (GA1, GA5, ACSGA1, ACSGA3)
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skillsto apply contemporary technologiesto previously unseen problems in innovative ways when implementing, maintaining, documenting, and troubleshooting systems. (GA3, GA5, ACSGA1, ACSGA3, ACSGA4)
  • Assess and analyse the appropriateness of competing methodologies and technologies for the analysis, design, and implementation of ICT solutions, including consideration of alternative approaches to enterprise architecture and ICT procurement. (ACSGA1, ACSGA3, ACSGA4)
  • Plan and deploy secure network systems utilising current practices in IP technologies, network security, and scalable server deployment, considering issues of virtualisation and cloud deployment. (ACSGA2)
  • Communicate effectively in English in a professional context, adapt interaction style to a given audience, work efficiently in a team, and identify and address pertinent legal, social, and ethical issues in particular ICT contexts. (GA2, GA4, ACSGA3)
  • Offer computer support servicesto individuals and small to medium sized enterprises, as well as becoming employed as a computer services professional in an organisation. (GA1, ACSGA1)

Master of Information Technology
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This unit introduces the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to use information and communications technologies (ICT) effectively. It covers the Information Technology (IT) architectural building blocks which include hardware, software and network, databases, and security elements that are necessary to deliver seamless and ethically informed IT services.
The advent of the internet and the World Wide Web have contributed to significant changes in the way society and businesses engage in this digital world. The world wide web leverages off the internet to enable people to connect, collaborate, and coordinate across different time zones so they can increase business productivity and growth.
This unit provides students with a detailed conceptual and practical introduction to the use of common platforms that manage the relational databases. Students will develop an understanding of the foundations of database modelling and database management and will have the opportunity to enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge of widespread relational database systems.
This unit explores the fundamentals and the advanced theories and concepts that underpin IT project management frameworks and tools. It provides students with the opportunity to apply and evaluate the technical and soft concepts relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Agile project management that enable the delivery of information technology solutions in the form of products, services, and improvements that maintain organisational competitiveness.
Data analytics focuses on transforming large amounts of data into meaningful and commercially important information. It encompasses a variety of IT areas that include statistical methods for finding patterns in data and inferring conclusions; database technologies for managing the data sets to be mined; a variety of advanced systems that derive patterns from data automatically; and visualisation and other multimedia methodologies that aid human pattern discovery abilities.
This unit introduces students to real-world cyber security issues faced by the community and by industry. An overview of professional, legal, and ethical issues related to the security of computer systems which are of significant concern in contemporary society is provided.
This unit will provide students with a comprehensive study of the principles, strengths, and limitations of Cloud Computing. Various cloud service and deployment models will be discussed in detail in this unit.
This unit explores the role of information systems in today’s global business world. It also addresses the contribution of information systems in increasing collaboration with stakeholders, generating knowledge, and improving decision making.
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This unit explores the practice of effective enterprise architecture and governance to deliver humancentred outcomes that align business and technology strategy. The unit also explores the execution of roadmaps and the delivery of strategic objectives to achieve the business vision.
This unit discusses the key areas of data management including database development, data quality and corporate data modelling. The unit also discussed how effective data management is vital for organisation’s success as it aids in the decision-making process.
This unit introduces the basics of enterprise systems and how to implement enterprise systems for success in organisations. This unit discusses the components of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and the process of implementing ERP systems to increase the overall success of the organisation.
This unit introduces students to recent technology innovations in business and explores how digital technology adoption is playing an important part in disrupting traditional businesses or services through digitisation and automation. Students will explore the fundamentals of green IT and sustainability, and they will learn how to apply sustainability tools to analyse digital transformation in their professional and community activities.
This unit sets out to help students design and develop their research projects from inception to completion. It does this by synthesising rigorous coverage of methodologies with an accessible “real-world” approach.
This unit explores the changing role of IT/data capabilities and systems and evaluates the shift
from being the enablers of change to being the drivers of innovation and change within industries. The unit focuses on the implications of this change for IT leadership within a globalised 21st century world of rapid and accelerating technological innovation.
The adoption and diffusion of information technology in business has increased exponentially in recent times. This unit introduces students to a range of cutting-edge technologies and focuses on discussing their business opportunities.
This unit will give students an opportunity to work on an Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) related business problem and to develop a research-informed solution. During this unit, students, working with an external client in a real-world context, will have the opportunity to develop a project or provide recommendations for improvements to an existing process.
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This unit provides a comprehensive study of principles, procedures, and methodologies that are currently used to carry out ethical hacking and the penetration testing (pentesting) of an Information Technology (IT) system with the consent of its owner to verify the weakness and vulnerabilities of the system. This unit will provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct ethical hacking and pentesting in a systematic way by using different open-source tools and techniques. In addition, this unit will cover the legal and ethical challenges related to ethical hacking and pentesting in detail.
Cloud computing is widely used these days because of it offers on-demand resources and pay-asyougo model to individuals and corporate end-users. However, cloud suffers from various security and privacy issues.
This unit provides a comprehensive study of principles, procedures, and methodologies that are currently used to carry out Digital Forensics As network breaches and digital crimes become more common in the digital landscape, the need for cyber forensics investigators is growing rapidly. This unit prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a digital investigation in an organised and systematic way.
This unit introduces the cybersecurity laws, policies, legal frameworks, and standards that are used in the IT profession and businesses both in Australia and globally. In this unit, cybersecurity threats that involve the use of a computer or online network to commit crimes such as fraud, identity theft, or threats and intimidation are discussed.
This unit sets out to help students design and develop their research projects from inception to completion. It does this by synthesising rigorous coverage of methodologies with an accessible “real-world” approach.
This unit explores the changing role of IT/data capabilities and systems and evaluates the shift
from being the enablers of change to being the drivers of innovation and change within industries. The unit focuses on the implications of this change for IT leadership within a globalised 21st century world of rapid and accelerating technological innovation.
The adoption and diffusion of information technology in business has increased exponentially in recent times. This unit introduces students to a range of cutting-edge technologies and focuses on discussing their business opportunities.
This unit will give students an opportunity to work on an Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) related business problem and to develop a research-informed solution. During this unit, students, working with an external client in a real-world context, will have the opportunity to develop a project or provide recommendations for improvements to an existing process.
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This unit introduces the core concepts and technologies involved in handling and processing Big Data. In recent years, due to enormous growth of internet technologies, there has been a massive surge in both the amount and types of data available to organisations.
This unit covers the fundamental concepts of data mining. It will focus on methods, techniques, and tools to collect, integrate, pre-process, and process large amounts of data to find anomalies, trends, correlations, and patterns in different datasets.
This unit covers the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques associated with data visualisation. The unit focuses on solving data interpretation and storytelling problems. It will cover topics on data abstraction, task abstraction, marks and channels, arranging different data, and view manipulations.
This unit focuses on advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to perform supervised and unsupervised learning. In addition, other advanced techniques, such as ensemble learning methods, boosting, deep learning, cognitive computing, knowledge systems, and anomaly detection techniques are also discussed in this unit.
This unit sets out to help students design and develop their research projects from inception to completion. It does this by synthesising rigorous coverage of methodologies with an accessible “real-world” approach.
This unit explores the changing role of IT/data capabilities and systems and evaluates the shift
from being the enablers of change to being the drivers of innovation and change within industries. The unit focuses on the implications of this change for IT leadership within a globalised 21st century world of rapid and accelerating technological innovation.
The adoption and diffusion of information technology in business has increased exponentially in recent times. This unit introduces students to a range of cutting-edge technologies and focuses on discussing their business opportunities.
This unit will give students an opportunity to work on an Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) related business problem and to develop a research-informed solution. During this unit, students, working with an external client in a real-world context, will have the opportunity to develop a project or provide recommendations for improvements to an existing process.

General admission

  • have attained 18 years of age on commencement of studies
  • Australian bachelor’s degree qualifications in a cognate discipline or;
  • International Bachelor qualifications or equivalent in a Cognate discipline listed at https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/postgraduate-applicantsor
  • Relevant Work Experience in a relevant cognate field for a minimum of two years and completed within the last 3 years. Applicants need to demonstrate work experience is relevant to the course, current, and equivalent to the learning outcomes achieved in a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline as the proposed Post Graduate Program. Students 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 master’s program.
  • Applicants applying with bachelor’s degrees, or work experience in a non-cognate field need to provide an additional personal written statement outlining how their formal studies and work experience having provided them with sufficient learning as to be able to reach the entry standards.   Such students may be subject to a written examination or interview with the Academic Dean. Students may need to complete appropriate introductory units as determined by the Academic Dean.
  • Any credit applications are considered under the SISTC Credit Transfer and Advanced Standing Policy.

International Students English Langauge Requirements

Applicants require one of the following, completed within the last 2 years:

  • 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; or
  • completed 12 months of study in Australia.

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On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology, some potential jobs you might consider.

Potential jobs:

  • Cybersecurity Engineer:
    Designs, implements, and maintains security solutions against cyber threats.
  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker):
    Identifies system vulnerabilities for security enhancement.
  • Digital Forensic Analyst:
    Investigates and analyses digital evidence for cybercrime investigations.
  • Data Scientist:
    Extracts insights from large datasets for decision-making.
  • Business Intelligence Analyst:
    Provides actionable insights for business optimisation.
  • Data Engineer:
    Designs and maintains data infrastructure for analytics.
  • Digital Transformation Manager:
    Drives organisational change through digital integration.
  • IT Project Director:
    Oversees large-scale IT projects for organisational success.
  • Enterprise Systems Manager:
    Manages implementation and optimisation of enterprise-level IT systems.
  • Cloud Solutions Architect:
    Designs and implements cloud-based solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Web Developer:
    Focused on developing web applications for client-server communication.
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