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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleMIT Prof
CRICOS code063364F
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3348
Contact details

Contact information is available at

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/about/contactus.html

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling

Notes

  • Students have a maximum of six years to complete the requirements of the course.

Description

The Master of Information Technology (Honours) is part of a program comprising three degrees: Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Professional and Master of Information Technology (Honours).

The Master of Information Technology Professional is a broad, flexible program for students who have a first qualification in a technical information technology field. Seven specialisations are offered within the degrees (although not all specialisations may be offered in any one year).

In addition to the option of specialisations, students in the Professional stream have an opportunity to study more broad and advanced areas of information technology.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field
  • 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 information technology field
  • develop students' understanding of significant areas of information technology to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice
  • enable students to complement their detailed studies of significant areas of information technology with elective study from a wide range of disciplines
  • provide students with an opportunity to study more broad and advanced areas of information technology.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.

Structure

This course consists of 16 approved masters level units.

Requirements

Students complete:

(i.) twelve units (72 points) from the specialisations listed under "Areas of Study"

(ii.) four elective units (24 points) from graduate level units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of the University as approved by the course coordinator.

Specialisations

Students can choose to complete one or more specialisations,,or select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Graduates of the MIT Professional coursework version will not automatically qualify for entry into a PhD program. High performing students may study a minor thesis by transferring to course 3349 MIT (Honours) and with appropriate grades, could progress to a research degree.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following provided they have satisfied the requirements for the award:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology after successful completion of 48 points of study;
  • Master of Information Technology after successful completion of 72 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Information Technology Professional