Master of Information Technology (Extended)
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, not in Information Technology or a related discipline, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Master degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Master degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9).
CP1200:03 Introduction to Programming 1
CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming 2
CP1500:03 Conceptual Modelling
CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design
CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning
CP5603:03 Advanced e-Security
Select 3 credit points of specified CP level 2 and 3 subjects
CP2010:03 Web Programming
CP2011:03 Advanced Programming
CP2013:03 Software Engineering
CP2014:03 Animation and Simulation
CP2016:03 Data Management and Handling
CP2017:03 Interactive e-Business
CP2018:03 Business Process Management
CP2020:03 Games Design and Technology
CP2402:03 Hardware and Software Fundamentals
Select a Major from the table below
Select 6 credit points of any CP or LB level 5 subjects
Select 6 credit points of any level 5 subjects
Type of major
Credit points in major
15 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
18 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall appear on the testamur.
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate postgraduate level subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.