Master of Information & Communications Technology
(CRICOS Course Code 111202M)

Program Aim

To provide students with specialised cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the discipline of information and communications technology.

CIM Master of Information & Communications Technology provides a combination of leading-edge theory and technical knowledge for a successful career as an ICT professional in Australia and around the world. This program provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and the technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT) and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the ICT industry. The graduates of MICT program will have developed and specialised skills, a solid understanding of the issues, concepts and practices in ICT and management skills that will enable them to be an innovative and solution-focused ICT professional. The Master of Information & Communications Technology is a useful pathway to a technical career, providing students with the technical proficiency and theoretical base to keep pace with rapid changes in technology and business.

CIM Master of Information & Communications Technology graduate will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex work environments, assess alternate information systems solutions, and evaluate outcomes;
  • Identify and resolve ethical issues related to ICT and recommend best practices for the management of sustainable organisations;
  • Research with curiosity and capacity, integrate and apply key theories and principles in ICT and apply and effectively communicate expert judgement in information technology, systems design and project planning;
  • Apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and innovative strategies to solve complex technological problems in a wide range of business contexts;
  • As an individual and team member, demonstrate creativity in developing information systems, consisting of applications and associated information, to help to automate and streamline business processes;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex issues related with ICT business and professional practices.

With the rapid advancement of technology and continued development of previously non-existent roles, the future has never looked brighter for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. While other sectors catch up to the realization of the need for ICT professionals in their own businesses and with the rise of the entrepreneurial movement and start-up ventures, both the ICT and Business discipline are still riding the wave of demand. In 2015, AlphaBeta1 estimated that automation, harnessing the power of machines to perform tedious and less valuable tasks, could significantly boost Australia’s productivity and national income, by up to $2.2 trillion by 2030. The Australian employment growth indicators predicts growth in the ICT and Business industry which means that higher-level qualified candidates are going to be in increasing demand in the ongoing ICT jobs boom. The proposed CIM Master of Information & Communications Technology is designed by industry professionals to ensure course content meets the requirements of employers and current market trends and will help develop graduates who will possess the necessary skills and expertise to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new and emerging technologies, to help organisations gain business value from the use of information technology and systems.

The Master of Information & Communications Technology graduates will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level of confidence, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, systems development, technology management, health informatics or business systems and management. Career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:

ICT Business Analyst Systems Analyst
Database Developer Computer Systems Manager
ICT Project Manager ICT Support Manager

It is proposed that the graduate program will have the following delivery structure:

  • 2 years full-time, face to face classroom-based teaching in delivery over 4 semesters;
  • No work-based training involved;
  • Each semester will run over 12 weeks;
  • 16 courses;
  • Each course has 4 contact hours per week broken down into lecture and tutorial components (2 hours lecture + 2 hours tutorial);
  • 20 credit points (cps) per course;
  • 320 credit points to complete the program.

Program Progression Rules

To complete the Master of Information & Communications Technolgy program, the student would need to complete 16 courses in the following order:

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Year 1 Semester 1 MSIT401 System Development Methodologies 20
MGMT401 Contemporary Management & Leadership 20
MBIS404 Networks and Communic ations 20
MBIS401 Information Systems and Strategy 20
Semester 2 MSIT403 Project and Change Management in ICT 20
MBIS403 Data Modelling and Database Development 20
MBIS402 Programming Fundamentals and Techniques 20
MGMT402 Strategic Management 20
Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Year 2 Semester 3 MSIT402 Information Design and Content Management 20
CGES401 Corporate Governance, Ethics and Sustainability 20
MGMT403 Marketing Management and Research Methods 20
MBIS405 Business Intelligence 20
Semester 4 MSIT404 Cyber Security 20
MBIS406 Big Data Analytics 20
MSIT405 ICT Project - Capstone 20
MSIT405 ICT Project - Capstone 20