MC208 - Master of Information Technology

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RMIT program code: MC208
Plan name: Master of Information Technology
Plan code: MC208
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 079795G

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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of the Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  List of Options Courses:
 

- A recommended full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

- Total number of credit points needed to complete this master's degree is 192 credit points or 16 courses equivalent.  You can choose one of the following streams:

1. Project Stream:

9 Core Courses
4 Specialisation Courses
1 Program Elective
 Software Engineering Postgraduate Project (24CP)

2. Research Stream:  (minimum CGPA of 3.0 required)

8 Core Courses*
4 Specialisation Courses
1 Program Elective
 Minor Thesis (36CP)

*Students planning to take the Minor Thesis/Project must complete COSC2149 Research Methods prior to starting the Minor Thesis/Project. Note: COSC2149 Research Methods is only offered in Semester 1.

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS

NEW STUDENTS:

Induction and Orientation Essentials

Before starting your courses in your program, you are strongly advised to complete the Academic Integrity module and the Lab/Unix Induction programThese skills are essential.

 

 

CONTINUING STUDENTS:

Some changes were made to the MC208 program structure in 2018.

In 2019 the following changes have been made to this program.

  • New Advanced Topics Option Courses added to the list;
  • A new Research stream comprising COSC2148 Research Methods and COSC2179 Minor Thesis (36CP) has been added (along with part-time option);
  • Final year project has been changed from 36CP to 24CP.

If you commenced the MC208 program in 2018 or earlier, the following transition rules will apply.

  • Retained Credit -- All credit points successfully completed in accordance with the previous program structure will count towards completion of this updated program plan.
  • If you have already completed 36CP final year project, 12CP excess credit points will be counted towards Advanced Topics Option Courses.

Please refer to the detailed transition plan available on MC208 Program Canvas Shell -- https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/46005 (RMIT CAS login required).

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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the RMIT Connect Student Portal as soon as possible along with all your supporting documents, e.g. transcript, resume, reference letters etc. to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester.  On the successful outcome of your application, a customised study plan will be issued to you which you must follow.

Note: Non-compliance to your study plan can result in delay of graduation and/or need to take additional courses.

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Year One of the Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in Semester 1:
 

Semester 1:

  • COSC2531 Programming Fundamentals
  • COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security
  • COSC1182 Usability Engineering
  • ISYS1055 Database Concepts

Semester 2:

  • COSC1295 Advanced Programming
  • ISYS1117 Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • One (1) Program Option Course or one (1) Advanced Topics Option Course 
  • One Advanced Topics Option Course (or COSC2615 Advanced Professional Development, if no Advanced Topics Option course is available due to prerequisites)

 

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Programming Fundamentals12YesCOSC2531City Campus13701371
Software Engineering Fundamentals12YesISYS1117City Campus13121309
Database Concepts12YesISYS1055City Campus13391348
IT Infrastructure and Security12YesCOSC2737City Campus13561359
Advanced Programming12YesCOSC1295City Campus13161313
Usability Engineering12YesCOSC1182City Campus1280
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Advanced Topics Options: Please refer to the list of Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Program Options or Advanced Topics Options: Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses and Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure.

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in the first semester.
 

Depending on the stream you have chosen (project or research), you have to choose one set of the following courses.

1. Project Stream:

Semester 1:

  • COSC1285 Algorithms and Analysis
  • ISYS1106 Software Engineering Project Management
  • COSC2615 Advanced Professional Development (or Advanced Topics Option Course if you took Advanced Professional Development in Year 1)
  • One (1) Advanced Topics Option Course

Semester 2:

  • COSC2616 Software Engineering Postgraduate Project
  • Two (2) Advanced Topics Option Courses

2. Research Stream:

Semester 1:

COSC1285 Algorithms and Analysis
COSC2149 Research Methods
One (2) Advanced Topics Option Courses

Semester 2:

COSC2179 Minor Thesis
One (1) Advanced Topics Option Course

 

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

 

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Algorithms and Analysis12YesCOSC1285City Campus13191316
AND

Select and Complete Three (3) Courses from Advanced Topics Options. Please refer to the list of Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure

AND
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Project Option: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Project Management12YesISYS1106City Campus13321340
Postgraduate Information Technology Project24YesCOSC2648City Campus13661367
Advanced Professional Development12COSC2615City Campus13141311
OR

Research Option 1: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods12YesCOSC2149City Campus1334
Minor Thesis/Project36YesCOSC2179City Campus13571362
OR

Research Option 2: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods12YesCOSC2149City Campus1334
Minor Thesis/Project Part A24YesCOSC2389City Campus13581363
Minor Thesis/Project Part B12YesCOSC2390City Campus13591364
 
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List of Options Courses:

Please ensure that you have met all necessary prerequisite requirements by reading course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Governance and Change in Digital Business12YesINTE2412City Campus18051870
Digital Strategy12INTE1030City Campus17641824
Digital Innovation12INTE1014City Campus1763
Advanced Topics in Cryptography12YesINTE1127City Campus1120
Practical Data Science12YesCOSC2670City Campus1367
Database Applications12YesISYS1101City Campus1344
AND

Advanced Topics Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Big Data Management12YesCOSC2636City Campus1325
Big Data Processing12YesCOSC2637City Campus1319
Cloud Computing12YesCOSC2640City Campus1322
Cloud Security12YesINTE2401City Campus1324
Cryptography for Cyber Security12YesINTE1125City Campus1136
Data Mining12YesCOSC2111City Campus1331
Database Systems12YesCOSC2407City Campus1341
Games and Artificial Intelligence Techniques12YesCOSC2528City Campus3319
iPhone Software Engineering12YesCOSC2472City Campus1358
Web Search Engines and Information Retrieval12YesISYS1078City Campus1352
Mobile Application Development12YesCOSC2347City Campus1361
Object Oriented Software Design12YesISYS1083City Campus1365
Secure Electronic Commerce12YesINTE1070City Campus1338
Network Programming12YesCOSC1176City Campus1363
Systems Architecture12YesISYS1088City Campus1278
Artificial Intelligence12YesCOSC1125City Campus1322
Software Testing12YesISYS1085City Campus1267
Information Systems Risk Management12YesINTE2396City Campus1157
Evolutionary Computing12YesCOSC2033City Campus1346
Programming Internet of Things12YesCOSC2755City Campus3366
 

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Program structure enquiries

Course and Program Structure Enquiries:

College of Science, Engineering and Health
Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

Enquiries can be submitted via the RMIT Connect Student Portal 

Building 10, Level 9, Room 1
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

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Program Manager: Associate Professor Vic Ciesielski

School of Science

Email: vic.ciesielski@rmit.edu.au

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Canvas Shell for MC208 Program: https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/46005

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Timetabling

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