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Southern Institute of Technology

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Master of Information Technology (Level 9)

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
18 months
Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
Southern Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology will be able to:

  • learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
  • engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
  • work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles as needed
  • recognise, evaluate and address ICT-related ethical issues
  • apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • communicate effectively (orally, visually and in writing)
  • analyse and critique ICT research literature
  • undertake further postgraduate study
  • conduct independent research

Master of Information Technology students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the programme manager and will follow one of two pathways.

Pathway 1

The first pathway is designed for students who want to undertake more course work and consists of four compulsory components:

  • IT801 Managing ICT Projects and Systems
  • IT802 Researching ICT Issues and Trends
  • IT803 Research Proposal
  • IT901 Research Project
  • IT811 Business Analysis
  • IT812 Business Intelligence
  • IT813 ICT Infrastructure
  • IT814 ICT Quality
  • IT815 ICT Security
  • IT816 Mobile Application Development
  • IT817 Web Application Development
  • IT818 Special Topic
  • IT819 Applied Project

Pathway 2

The second pathway is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research project and consists of four compulsory components:

  • IT801 Managing ICT Projects and Systems
  • IT802 Researching ICT Issues and Trends
  • IT803 Research Proposal
  • IT902 Thesis
  • IT811 Business Analysis
  • IT812 Business Intelligence
  • IT813 ICT Infrastructure
  • IT814 ICT Quality
  • IT815 ICT Security
  • IT816 Mobile Application Development
  • IT817 Web Application Development
  • IT818 Special Topic
  • IT819 Applied Project

Career Opportunities

The Master of Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Potential employment roles may include: business analyst, IT manager, network manager, security specialist, software developer, systems administrator and team leader.

Entry criteria

Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma or postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in information technology or related subject, with at least a B grade average at Level 7 or higher.

Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • Cambridge English Examination –C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current:
  • Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional) b) Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE – ISE III with no less than pass in any band

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