Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Master of Information Technology (Extended) – Master of Business Administration

Master of Information Technology (Extended) – Master of Business Administration

Information valid for students commencing in 2012.

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

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

Completion of either the Master of Information Technology (Extended) or the Master of Business Administration from this 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.

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.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

60 credit points

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

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

CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies

CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems - Oracle

CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security

CP5605:03 Advanced Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues

LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership

LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers

LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context


LB5217:03 Community Project


LB5218:03 Business Plan


LB5213:03 Business and Industry – Professional Internship


Select 3 credit points of specified CP level 2 and 3 subjects

CP2010:03 Web Programming

CP2011:03 Advanced Programming

CP2012:03 Networking

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

CP3311:03 Simulation


Select 6 credit points from the specified list:

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5205:03 People in Organisations

LB5209:03 Managing Globally

CO5125:03 Economics for Managers

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise

CO5119:03 Business Law

CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

LB5210:03 Independent Studies


Select 3 credit points of any CP level 5 subjects


Select 6 credit points of any level 5 subjects













Expected time to complete

2.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation 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.

Advanced Standing


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.

Maximum allowed

24 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.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 12 credit points may be granted for each component of the degree.

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for either of the graduate Certificate of Graduate Diploma’s will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of Information Technology-Master of Business Administration.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

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 one of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology;

  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

Course articulation

Not applicable