Master of Information Technology
Course code: 2402 ~ Course abbreviation: MIT ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology
Study mode and course location
This course provides a broad program in information technology, enabling students who have a first qualification in computing, computer science or a technical information technology field to select specific areas for in-depth study or to construct a program from a range of suitably advanced units.
The program aims to provide the conceptual and theoretical framework in which students can appreciate and integrate new software and hardware technologies, and, within an information technology context, use them to develop solutions to complex problems in our society; and deepen students' theoretical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the information technology industry.
The Master of Information Technology is designed to allow information technology graduates to deepen and broaden their knowledge of both technological and organisational aspects of the modern information economy. A key objective of this course is the provision of flexibility across a wider range of information technology study areas. There are no core areas of study prescribed, thus allowing students the freedom to build their course to match their professional and academic interests. Through the provision of professional tracks, students can also elect to focus their studies in particular information technology domains. Throughout the degree, students can elect to study units across the information technology spectrum; from the social considerations of information management through to advanced technological hardware and software implementations. Graduates of the Master of Information Technology can be expected to have attained a deep understanding of their chosen information technology discipline areas and be highly proficient information technology practitioners.
Credit for prior studies
Generally, students who have completed similar units in previous studies will normally be required to make substitutions. Specified credit will only be granted for postgraduate units that have not counted for the award of any other degree or diploma. Where credit is granted, the number of credit points that may be counted towards the MIT on the basis of study completed in units offered by faculties other than the Faculty of Information Technology may be reduced. The maximum amount of credit granted towards this degree will be 36 credit points.
Students may elect to complete the MIT with or without a `professional track'. The MIT with a professional track requires that students complete units from a track-specific list of units during their MIT degree. The MIT without a professional track allows students the flexibility to construct their degree subject only to the general course structure rules outlined below.
Subject to course coordinator approval, students may elect to complete a 24-point minor thesis within the MIT.
The following general rules govern the course structure of the MIT with or without a professional track:
(i) completion of the MIT requires the awarding of 72 credit points of study at fourth or fifth year level
(ii) at least 24 credit points must be awarded on the basis of study in units at fifth year level
(iii) at least 60 credit points must be awarded on the basis of study in units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology. With approval of the course coordinator, up to 12 credit points may be counted towards the MIT on the basis of study in units offered by Monash University faculties other than the Faculty of Information Technology
(iv) with approval of the course coordinator, up to 12 credit points may be counted towards the MIT on the basis of study in foundation level (9xxx) units.
MIT without a professional track
Students may select 72 points from the list of units published by the Faculty of Information Technology and available at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/mit.
MIT with a professional track
The following rules govern the structure of specific professional tracks and apply in addition to the general course structure rules.
Multimedia professional track
All of the following units must be completed:
plus at least two of the following units must be completed:
Security professional track
Select at least eight units from:
Service oriented computing professional track
All of the following units must be completed:
At least two of the following system development units must be completed:
Students wishing to exit the Master of Information Technology early may apply to graduate with the:
provided they have satisfied the requirements for these awards.
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.
Dr Campbell Wilson (Caulfield); Dr Iqbal Gondal (Gippsland off-campus)