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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 (Hons)
CRICOS code063362G
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/3349
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 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).

The honours degree prepares students for doctoral level studies through study in research methods and a research project leading to a minor thesis in 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
  • prepare students for PhD study through research methods training and a research project leading to a minor thesis in information technology.

Grading

MIT (Hons) graduates will be awarded an overall honours grade for the degree (H1, H2A, H2B or H3).

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 12 approved masters level units plus a minor research thesis.

Requirements

Students complete:

(i.) eight units (48 points) from the specialisations listed under "Areas of Study"

(ii.) FIT5185 IT research methods (6 points)

(iii.) a minor thesis (24 points)

(iv.) three elective units (18 points) chosen 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 two specialisations, or select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

MIT (Honours) students must complete a minor thesis and will be awarded an overall course grade. Graduates of the MIT (Hons) with a H1 or H2A result may progress to PhD study.

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 (Honours)