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:

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

Changes to program structure for 2018

  • Addition of new core course - COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security
  • Number of specialisation courses reduced to three (previously four)
  • Program option courses list revamped

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.

 

-You cannot take COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security if any one of the following applies to you:

  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, you will complete your program as per the 2018 program structure, with either of those courses counted as COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security.
  2. if you have completed 4 Specialisation Courses and 1 Program Option Course, you will complete your program as per the 2017 program structure.
  3. if you have taken more than 1 Program Option Course. If this applies to you, please contact Academic Services immediately as you have not followed your program structure and this may impact on the completion of your program.

 

-If you have completed 3 or less Specialisation Courses and 1 or less Program Option Courses:

  • you may take a Specialisation Course or a Program Option Course as a substitution to COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security.

 

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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 Campus2806
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

Course and Program Structure Enquiries:

Lodge an RMIT Connect online enquiry via your myRMIT student portal 

College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH)

Academic Services Centre - Melbourne Campus

Building 10 Level 9 Room 1

Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

Program Manager: Associate Professor Margaret Hamilton

School of Science

Email: margaret.hamilton@rmit.edu.au

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