Master of Information and Communications Technology

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Master of Information and Communications Technology

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Offered at SouthBank from Semester 1, 2018

Program summary

Upgrade your skills in a fast-growing field.

The Master of Information and Communications Technology will boost your career prospects by equipping you with high-level professional skills. You will develop your understanding in data analytics, data science engineering, data and process management, domain knowledge and research methods. You will understand the ethical implications with respect to privacy and security in the analysis and use of data, how the effective management and use of data has and will continue to transform organisations through digital innovation. You will apply research methods and skills to develop innovative solutions to business problems.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess and undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent. Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) in Information and Communication Technology may be eligible to apply for 48 units of block credit. The 48 units (four courses) credited will be determined by the courses students have completed and will be assessed on a case by case basis. Candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to undertake careers in the ICT field including business analyst, data scientist, database administrator, and systems administrator.

Professional Membership / Accreditation

Professional Accreditation with the Australia Computer Society will be sought upon the commencement of the program.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program structure

Required courses (13)

BUS703 Managing Research
ICT700 Systems Analysis
ICT701 Relational Database Systems
ICT702 Data Wrangling
ICT703 Network Technology and Management
ICT704 Non-Relational Database Systems
ICT705 Data and System Integration
ICT706 Data Analytics
ICT707 Data Science Practice
ICT710 ICT Professional Practice and Ethics
MGT726 Managerial Project
PRM701 Project Management Principles

PLUS select 1 course from:

ICT708 ICT Internship
ICT709 ICT Industry Project

Elective courses (3)

Select any 3 postgraduate level (500, 600 or 700 coded) courses from the School of Business *. These elective courses can be used to complete a specialisation in Project Management.

* It is highly recommended that students who do not have a mathematics or IT background complete BUS501 Business Analytics and Statistics as part of their elective courses.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 192

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Register your selected specialisation

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester enrolment dates.

Current students

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.

Enrolling is a 2 step process:

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for Study period 2 now. This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

Note: If you enrol in a course but don't select a class time (step 2), you'll be charged the fee for the course at census date. You can swap, drop or add courses up until the end of week 2, and remove courses from your enrolment up until census date. View key dates in the academic calendars.

View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times 

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner* to plan your class times.

All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)

Once Class selection opens*, select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

* We will be in contact with you to let you know when the Timetable Planner is available and Class selection opens.

How to enrol once class selection has opened

If class selection is open and you are yet to enrol in your courses, you can enrol in your courses and select your class times in one step.

Check the Academic Calendar for Class selection open date to confirm.

View the instructions in the video below or the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide (565KB).

Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students

Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.

New students 

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details can be found in My Courses in Blackboard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

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