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:
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
|Computer Systems Manager
|ICT Project Manager
|ICT Support Manager
It is proposed that the graduate program will have the following delivery structure:
To complete the Master of Information & Communications Technolgy program, the student would need to complete 16 courses in the following order:
|System Development Methodologies
|Contemporary Management & Leadership
|Networks and Communic ations
|Information Systems and Strategy
|Project and Change Management in ICT
|Data Modelling and Database Development
|Programming Fundamentals and Techniques
|Information Design and Content Management
|Corporate Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
|Marketing Management and Research Methods
|Big Data Analytics
|ICT Project - Capstone
|ICT Project - Capstone