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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2018 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.  This consists of:

  • Nine (9) Core Courses
  • Three (3) Specialisation Option Courses
  • One (1) Program Option Course or an extra Specialisation Option Course
  • *Software Engineering Postgraduate Project (36 credit points)

*Students with CGPA 3.0 and above may select a research-based project (Minor Thesis/Project) as an alternative. Choosing this option will need you to complete COSC2149 Research Methods (only offered in Semester 1) instead of COSC2615 Advanced Professional Development.  Please lodge an RMIT Connect online query immediately to seek enrolment assistance for this option.

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS

NEW STUDENTS:

  Enrolment Information Sessions

    You will receive program advisement and enrolment support at these sessions.  Please refer to CSIT Enrolment webpage for your relevant program enrolment information session.

 

  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:

There are some changes were made to the MC208 program structure in 2018.

If you commenced the MC208 program in 2017 or before, the following transition rules will apply.

 

  - Retained Credit

    All credit points successfully completed in accordance to the previous program structure will count towards completion of this updated program plan.

 

  - Completion of core courses

    COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security is a new core course. If you have already completed a Program Option Course in 2017 or before, you are not required to complete this course.

 

 - Changes to the number of Specialisation Option Courses

    In 2018, the number of specialisation option courses has been reduced to three (previously you were required to do four.) If you already have completed four specialisation option courses, all of them will be counted and you won't lose any course credits you have earned. If you have already completed three specialisation option courses, you are not required to do more than that.

 

  - Changes to Program Option Courses

    Program Option Courses list has been revamped.

  1. If you already have done COSC2061 Data Communication and Net-centric Computing or COSC1300 Web Servers and Web Technology as your Program Option Course, that course will be mapped into COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security course. You may choose to do one more Program Option Course from the new list.
  2. If you have done any other elective as your Program Option Course, that will still be counted as Program OPtion Course, and you are not permitted to do any more Program Option courses from the new list.

For a detailed transition plan, please visit: https://docs.google.com/a/rmit.edu.au/spreadsheets/d/10aKbtIwJAQd7vx3Q0lvBfl4eJXyXfexDWERG36K_GQ0/edit?usp=sharing (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
  • COSC2615 Advanced Professional Development
  • ISYS1117 Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • One (1) Specialisation Option Course

 

If you have advanced standing as a result of credit transfer and/or recognition of prior learning then you will need to have an individualised study plan developed for you.

 

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

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Programming Fundamentals12YesCOSC2531City Campus26392600
Software Engineering Fundamentals12YesISYS1117City Campus26692638
Database Concepts12YesISYS1055City Campus26282590
IT Infrastructure and Security12YesCOSC2737City Campus17551705
Advanced Programming12YesCOSC1295City Campus17741725
Usability Engineering12YesCOSC1182City Campus1771
Advanced Professional Development12YesCOSC2615City Campus2602
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Specialisation Options. Please refer to the list of Specialisation 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.
 

Semester 1:

  • COSC1285 Algorithms and Analysis
  • ISYS1106 Software Engineering Project Management
  • Two (2) Specialisation Option Courses

Semester 2:

  • COSC2616 Software Engineering Postgraduate Project
  • One (1) Program Option Course or extra Specialisation Option Course

 

If you have advanced standing as a result of credit transfer and/or recognition of prior learning then you will need to have an individualised study plan developed for you.

 

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

 

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Project Management12YesISYS1106City Campus26552615
Algorithms and Analysis12YesCOSC1285City Campus20021963
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from Specialisation Options. Please refer to the list of Specialisation Option courses at the end of this program structure

AND

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

AND
{

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Postgraduate Project36YesCOSC2616City Campus26412604
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Postgraduate Software Engineering Project Part A24YesCOSC2648City Campus26522610
Postgraduate Software Engineering Project Part B12YesCOSC2649City Campus26562611
}
 
AND

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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 Campus22132162
Digital Strategy12INTE1030City Campus21782141
Digital Innovation12INTE1014City Campus2176
Advanced Topics in Cryptography12YesINTE1127City Campus1901
AND

Specialisation Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Big Data Management12YesCOSC2636City Campus2651
Big Data Processing12YesCOSC2637City Campus1696
Cloud Computing12YesCOSC2640City Campus2453
Cloud Security12YesINTE2401City Campus2457
Computer and Internet Forensics12YesCOSC2302City Campus1702
Cryptography for Cyber Security12YesINTE1125City Campus1804
Data Mining12YesCOSC2111City Campus1816
Database Systems12YesCOSC2407City Campus1782
Games and Artificial Intelligence Techniques12YesCOSC2528City Campus1754
iPhone Software Engineering12YesCOSC2472City Campus26022806
Information Retrieval12YesISYS1078City Campus2631
Mobile Application Development12YesCOSC2347City Campus1938
Object Oriented Software Design12YesISYS1083City Campus3381
Secure Electronic Commerce12YesINTE1070City Campus2455
Network Programming12YesCOSC1176City Campus1986
Software Requirements Engineering12YesCOSC2275City Campus1759
Artificial Intelligence12YesCOSC1125City Campus1984
Software Architecture: Design and Implementation12YesCOSC2401City Campus19181698
Software Testing12YesISYS1085City Campus2595
Web Development Technologies12YesCOSC2277City Campus1778
Information Systems Risk Management12YesINTE2396City Campus2048
 

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Program structure enquiries

Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

College of Science, Engineering and Health

Building 3, Level 1, Room 2

124 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000

Lodge your enquiries via RMIT Connect Student Portal

https://rmit.service-now.com/connect/

Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

Program Manager: Associate Professor Margaret Hamilton

School of Science

Email: margaret.hamilton@rmit.edu.au

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