MC200 - Master of Business Information Technology

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Plan: MC200EXE - Master of Business Information Technology
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Business Information Technology
Award abbreviation: MBIT
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time (or 1.5 years FT and 3 years PT with advanced standing)
Location: Onshore, Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 029999
CRICOS code: 077515C

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Purpose of the Program

The context of modern business is dynamic and the spheres of professional knowledge and skill are expanding. The Master of Business Information Technology seeks to produce graduates with the capabilities to operate confidently and effectively in a technological and global business environment. The program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who have the potential and knowledge to create successful business information systems solutions drawing on their technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, systems approach to business solutions, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills. At RMIT we are committed to providing you with those skills so that your capabilities in the workplace and your skill sets are not only useful in the local Australian context but are relevant and useable globally.

The Master program has a strong emphasis on providing a body of knowledge and experiences, through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars, which reflect the practicalities of the real world, especially concerning ICT management and e-business. Theory and practice are appropriately blended to allow you to appreciate and develop an understanding about practical and ICT-related issues in business. The program seeks to develop well-rounded and skilled graduates, who can apply sound thinking and judgment to the effective management of ICT and e-business environments, and who are able to operate in local and global contexts.

The program currently has a capstone project within the Business Information Technology Project course. In this course students may analyse, design, and build a business information systems solution under normal business conditions. The integration of work-based learning (part-time students) and /or Industry Engagement opportunities (full-time students where possible) avails students the opportunity to investigate/solve authentic business problems. Students experience the requirements elicitation, articulation and development cycle. In this course students also may practice project management skills, systems analysis and design skills, programming skills and information technology and networking skills to holistically experience a systems development process. Therefore, students are required to consolidate the knowledge and experience obtained throughout the MBIT program to successfully complete this project.

Applicants who have successfully completed any undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and are admitted into the program will receive advanced standing equivalent to four courses. See Articulation and Pathways for further information.

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology will articulate to the Master of Business Information Technology with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

or

Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology

or

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Buiness (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below and recognised by the Seoul Accord - an international accreditation agreement that recognises tertiary level computing and IT qualifications between signatory countries (www.seoulaccord.org).

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

Australian Computer Society [ACS]

www.acs.org.au

Program satisfies the academic requirements for the ICT profession for initial professional practice.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: ICT Graduate

Information Technology Professionals Association [ITPA]

www.itpa.org.au

Not Applicable
  • Students eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible to enter Certified Practising Member program

The School of Business IT and Logistics has substantial links with the IT and business industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Board and various committees and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers. Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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