Master of Information Technology

Master of Information Technology

Qualification offered Master of Information Technology
CRICOS Course Code 108804M
AQF level AQF Level 9 – Masters Degree
Program Abbreviation MIT
Commencement date Semester 3,2022  (21-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (6-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (31-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program duration 2-years full-time, 4-years part-time. Students with an undergraduate degree in IT can complete the degree in 1.5 years full-time by enrolling in the accelerated option.
Location Level 3, 695-699 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
Tuition Fee $17,600 per year for 2-years full-time;  $35,200 for entire program; $24,000 per year for 1.5 years accelerated option;
Offer acceptance deadline Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Administrative deadline for RPL applications Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program Fee payment deadline Semester 3,2022  (7-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (20-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (17-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Withdrawal, Deferral, and Change of Enrolment Deadline Semester 3,2022  (16-DEC-22), Semester 1, 2023 (3-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (28-JUL-23) See academic calendar

Program Overview

The MIT provides training in the field of information technology offering specialisations in either networking, cyber security, data science and Management of IT. The MIT comprises 16 units delivered over 4 terms culminating in one of four specialisations. Students with an undergraduate degree in IT can also complete the degree in 1.5 years by enrolling in the accelerated option and completing 12 units, gaining advanced standing for the first four units.

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Qualification offered Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
CRICOS Course Code 108805K
AQF level AQF Level 8 – Graduate Diploma
Program Abbreviation Grad Dip IT
Commencement date Semester 3,2022  (21-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (6-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (31-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program duration 1-year full-time, 2-years part-time.
Location Level 3, 695-699 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
Tuition Fee $8,800 per term for 2 terms;  $17,600 for entire program;
Offer acceptance deadline Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Administrative deadline for RPL applications Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program Fee payment deadline Semester 3,2022  (7-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (20-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (17-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Withdrawal, Deferral, and Change of Enrolment Deadline Semester 3,2022  (16-DEC-22), Semester 1, 2023 (3-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (28-JUL-23) See academic calendar

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Qualification offered Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
CRICOS Course Code 108806J
AQF level AQF Level 8 – Graduate Certificate
Program Abbreviation Grad Cert IT
Commencement date Semester 3,2022  (21-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (6-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (31-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program duration 0.5 year full-time, 1-years part-time.
Location Level 3, 695-699 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
Tuition Fee $8,800 per term for 1 term;   $8,800 for entire program;
Offer acceptance deadline Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Administrative deadline for RPL applications Semester 3,2022  (31-OCT-22), Semester 1, 2023 (13-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (10-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Program Fee payment deadline Semester 3,2022  (7-NOV-22), Semester 1, 2023 (20-FEB-23), Semester 2, 2023 (17-JUL-23) See academic calendar
Withdrawal, Deferral, and Change of Enrolment Deadline Semester 3,2022  (16-DEC-22), Semester 1, 2023 (3-MAR-23), Semester 2, 2023 (28-JUL-23) See academic calendar

Admissions Requirements

Program entry requirements – Graduate Certificate only

Graduate Certificate Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
Graduate Certificate Study Prior Education Requirements Post-secondary Entry
  • Successful completion of a three (3) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education ProfilesAND,
  • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, OR,
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, AND,
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of one (1) year work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown, AND,
  • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, or
Post-secondary Entry
  • Successful completion of a three (3) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education ProfilesAND,
  • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, OR,
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, AND,
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of one (1) year work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown, AND,
  • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, or
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Graduate Certificate Study Additional requirements
Mathematics Requirements
(Graduate Certificate of Information Technology only)
Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or

Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%

Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles,or

Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%

English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

Program entry requirements – Graduate Diploma only

Graduate Diploma Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
Graduate Diploma Study Prior Education Requirements Post-secondary Entry
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Post-secondary Entry
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Relevant Graduate Certificate Entry
Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
Relevant Graduate Certificate Entry
Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Graduate Diploma Study
Additional requirements
(Graduate Diploma Information Technology only)
Mathematics Requirements
(Graduate Diploma of Information Technology only)
Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Mathematics Requirements
(Graduate Diploma of Information Technology only)
Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65% Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%
English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

Program entry requirements – Masters degree only

Masters Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
Masters Degree Study Prior Education Requirements Post-secondary Entry
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Post-secondary Entry
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Relevant Graduate Diploma
Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
Relevant Graduate Diploma 
Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of five (5) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Work and Life Experience Entry
Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of five (5) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
Masters Degree Study
Additional requirements
(Master of Information Technology only)
Mathematics Requirements
(Master of Information Technology only)
Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Mathematics Requirements
(Master of Information Technology only)

Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65% Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%
English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

Minimum English language standard of proficiency for entry into the program

In order to be admitted to a program at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education, international student applicants should meet the English language requirements of the program.

International students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying SIHE’s English language requirement.

Applicants can demonstrate their English proficiency through one of three (3) pathways:

  1. Prior education or study in English,
  2. Proof of English language ability through English language test results, or
  3. Completion of English language courses.

1. Prior education or study in English

Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing any one of the following:

  1. Year 11 and 12 at an Australian Secondary School / Registered Training Organisation, or,
  2. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in English, or,
  3. A course of study with an Australian higher education provider. A course of study is a course or program that is formally approved or accredited that leads to the award of a qualification, or,
  4. A Foundation Program at an Australian university, or,
  5. Undertaken formal secondary or tertiary study in English in an overseas institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles at a level equivalent to the standard outlined in points a, b and c above.

Prior education should have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the application.

2. English Language Test Results

Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing one
of the following:

1. English language testing with scores that are equal to or higher than the score listed in the table
below, or

2. Proficiency testing with an ELICOS course provider listed in the Australian Government Country
Education Profiles where the test confirms English language proficiency equal to or higher than
the score listed in the table below.

The test should have been completed within the last four (4) years.

Test Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Academic IELTS An overall minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component of the test An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL –

Paper based test

A score of 525 with a test of written English score of 4.0 A score of 565 with a test of written English score of 4.5
TOEFL –

Internet based test

A score of 70 with a minimum 17 in writing, 12 in reading, speaking, listening A score of 85, with a minimum of 19 in writing and at least 17 in reading, listening, speaking
Cambridge

CAE Advanced

(Post 2015)

An overall score of 169 with at least 162 in all other components
Cambridge

CAE Advanced

(Pre 2015)

52 overall with all other components at the borderline level or higher
PTE Academic An overall score of 50, with a minimum of 42 in all sections An overall score of 58 with at least 50 in all other sections
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169 176

3. Completion of English Language Courses

Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing one of the following:

  1. An English language course at an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles OR
  2. Completion of a NAATI accredited professional interpretation or professional translation course as an English translator.
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Program Design

Expected workload

Teaching weeks 12
Number of units expected to be taken per term full time 4
Expected contact hours per week, per unit of study 4
Expected private study hours per week, per unit of study 6
Total hours expected per week, per unit of study 10

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Information Technology students will have demonstrated their ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge and technical skills, to design, implement and recommend effective solutions to solve complex real-world problems
  2. Engage in the process of researching and evaluating concepts and theories and synthesising innovative solutions in the evolving field of Information Technology
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies
  4. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a range of professionals including technical and non-technical stakeholders
  5. Work ethically in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment, make responsible and informed judgements with respect to legal, ethical, economic and business-related challenges.

Program Delivery during COVID-19

The program will primarily be delivered in face-to-face mode, on-campus at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education’s Sydney campus at Level 3, 695-699 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Where the delivery of the program in face-to-face mode is impacted by COVID-19, the program (or any affected part of the program) will be available in an online mode of delivery.

Enrolment

Change of Enrolment

After enrolling, students may modify their program by withdrawing from a subject, enrolling in an additional subject, or changing the term in which they commence a subject. This can be done through the online student portal, or through Student Administration.

Students are advised to change their enrolment before the program administrative date in order to avoid being charged a fee for late changes to their enrolment.

Domestic Students

  1. A student may enrol if they meet the admission criteria, have been provided with a Letter of Offer and accepted it by the deadline for acceptance.
  2. Late enrolments for coursework students are permitted until:
  • the end of week two, for study periods running for ten or more weeks, or
  • the end of week one, for study periods with fewer than ten weeks.
  1. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will not usually permit a student to enrol after the above deadlines unless it is with the permission of the Dean, and only in exceptional circumstances.

International students

  1. A student may enrol if they meet the admission criteria and have been provided with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
  2. Late enrolments for coursework students are permitted until:
  • the end of week two, for study periods running for ten or more weeks, or
  • the end of week one, for study periods with fewer than ten weeks.
  1. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will not usually permit a student to enrol after the above deadlines unless it is with the permission of the Dean, and only in exceptional circumstances.
  2. The Quality and Compliance Coordinator will monitor the enrolment status of each student at the beginning of each term or teaching period and before the census date to ensure that each student is correctly enrolled. Monitoring enrolment is a requirement to ensure the student is:
  • able to complete the course/s within the duration specified in the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE); and
  • not exceeding the allowable portion of online or distance learning.

Deferral of study

Domestic Students

  1. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may permit an applicant to defer admission provided that the offer of admission has not lapsed or been withdrawn due to the applicant’s actions prior or subsequent to the offer being made.
  2. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may grant deferred admission to domestic applicants for either one (1) year or one (1) term, from the time the offer is applicable. Where a course is not available for deferment, this will be clearly advised at the time of application for admission and on the offer letter.
  3. The Dean may extend the period of deferral for an individual applicant to a maximum of two years.

International Students

  1. International Students who have been issued an offer of enrolment to a program but have not yet accepted that offer (and thus no CoE has been raised), may request to defer commencement to a later study period.
  2. International students who have accepted their offer and a CoE has been raised may not defer their commencement of study, except with the permission of the Dean as outlined in the Procedures for Monitoring Program Progress of International Students.
  3. Procedures governing the application for deferral by eligible students are outlined in the Procedures for Monitoring Program Progress of International Students.

Rules for intermission or leave of absence

Domestic Students

  1. A student may apply for intermission from their enrolment in a course:
  2. on up to two separate occasions during their current course enrolment; and
  3. for a maximum period of one year each
  4. only after a student has completed at least one unit in their current course
  5. the course in which they are seeking intermission must be available for admission
  6. The intermission request must be approved or accepted by the Sydney Institute of Higher Education.
  7. The Dean, may approve:
    1. a third or subsequent period of intermission for an undergraduate student; or
    2. an intermission of more than one year by any student.
  8. At the end of the intermission period, the student must comply with any requirements notified by the Dean for completing the course, including potential course transfer where a course is in the process of being phased out. Those requirements apply to the student despite anything to the contrary in the course rules.

International Students

  1. All provisions of this clause are subject to restrictions imposed on student visa holders by the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and regulations made pursuant to it.
  2. A student may apply for intermission from their enrolment in a course:
    (i) once during their current course enrolment; and
    (ii) for a maximum period of one year.
  3. The intermission request must be approved or accepted by the Sydney Institute of Higher Education.
  4. An international student may apply for intermission to their enrolment where that intermission does not delay the completion of their degree.
  5. Where any intermission may delay the completion of the degree, the matter must be considered by the Dean. A leave of absence will be considered in accordance with Standard 8 and 9 of the National Code taking into consideration any extenuating circumstances provided by the student as well as student visa regulations.
  6. An intermission may be considered where there are compassionate or compelling circumstances. Compassionate or compelling circumstances are generally those beyond the control of the student, which have an impact upon the student’s course progress or wellbeing, including but not limited to:
    (i) Serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student is unable to attend classes;
    (ii) Bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (where possible a death certificate should be provided);
    (iii) Major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel and this has impacted on the student’s studies;
    (iv) A traumatic experience, which could include involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident; or witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime and this has impacted on the student (these cases should be supported by police or psychologists’ reports)
    (v) Where the Sydney Institute of Higher Education is unable to offer a pre-requisite unit;
    (vi) Inability to commence the course due to delay in receiving a student visa; or,
    (vii) Late application and assessment of credit and or recognition of prior learning which means a student has credit for units and it is too late to enrol into other units.
  7. At the end of the intermission period, the student must comply with any requirements notified by the Dean for completing the program. Those requirements apply to the student despite anything to the contrary in the program rules
  8. Further details are provided in the Monitoring Academic Progress Policy.

Rules for withdrawal of study

Students who wish to withdraw from a program at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education are strongly encouraged to speak with the Program Director and/or a relevant student support officer in order to discuss their reason for withdrawal and future plans.

Students may apply to Student Administration Coordinator to withdraw from their program.

Full details as to the circumstances when a student may withdraw from their course or unit are listed in the Enrolment Policy.

Students are not guaranteed a place in the program from which they have withdrawn. If they wish to be re-admitted in future, they must go through the program application and admissions process.

International Students

All procedures defined above are available to international students, however, international students must remain aware of their visa conditions and the effect that program modification may have on their enrolment and consequent visa requirements. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education must take into account the impact of an international student’s application on their visa when evaluating applications.

The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will only grant program deferrals and leaves of absence and impose temporary suspensions on serious grounds such as compelling or compassionate circumstances

The Sydney Institute of Higher Education recognises its obligation to report any changes to the enrolment details of an international student through the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS) system.

Full details are provided in the Enrolment Policy, Monitoring Academic Progress Policy and Procedures for Monitoring Program Progress of International Students.

Lapse of enrolment (failure to engage)

Domestic students

  1. If a coursework student is not enrolled in any unit of study by the census date for that term, or the student has enrolled and withdrawn their enrolment before census date, and the student has not discontinued from the course or taken intermission from their enrolment, the student’s current course enrolment will be lapsed after 12 months of non-engagement.
  2. If a student’s current course enrolment has lapsed, then, despite any contrary provision in this policy, the procedures for the student to re-enrol in the course are to be determined by the Program Director or Dean (as appropriate).

International Students

  1. If a student is not enrolled in any unit of study by the census date for that term, or the student has enrolled and withdrawn their enrolment before census date, and the student has not discontinued from the course or taken intermission from their enrolment, the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be cancelled for passive withdrawal from study.
  2. If a student’s CoE is cancelled the student must apply for readmission.

Termination of enrolment or exclusion

  1. If a student fails to study for a period of two years from their last enrolment, their current course enrolment will be terminated automatically.
  2. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may exclude a student for a period of time under the Monitoring Academic Progress Policy and the Students at Risk and Unsatisfactory Progress Policy.
  3. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may terminate the enrolment of a student who has not met the attendance requirements.
  4. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may cancel the enrolment of a student who is found guilty of misconduct
  5. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may cancel the enrolment of a student for non-payment of fees.
  6. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will notify the student in writing of its intention to terminate a student’s enrolment.
  7. Students may appeal this decision and no action on termination will be taken before the conclusion of any appeals periods or an appeal is submitted. Full details are provided in the Student Complaints and Appeals Policy. The termination of the enrolment may take effect, even during an appeal period if the student’s health or wellbeing, or the wellbeing of others is at risk.
  8. For domestic students, the Sydney Institute of Higher Education will notify the Department of Human Services.
  9. For international students, a student, whose enrolment has been cancelled by the Sydney Institute of Higher Education, may be in breach of the conditions of his or her student visa and the ESOS Act and will prevent the student from enrolling in any further units at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will notify the Department of Home Affairs of the student’s cancellation, deferment or temporary suspension of enrolment.
  10. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will advise an international student visa holder whose enrolment is a risk of termination to contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to seek advice on any potential impacts on their visa, including the need to obtain a new visa.

Enrolment in more than 1 award course

  1. A student may not enrol in more than one award course, without the prior written permission of the Dean.
  2. Where a student has enrolled in multiple HE courses, the student is responsible for ensuring they have a reasonable study load each study period, and that they can complete the award course(s) within the maximum allowable time. Enrolment in multiple courses will not be grounds for an appeal against interventions or penalties imposed due to poor academic progression.
  3. International students may enrol in more than one course at a time but both courses must have CRICOS registration and the student should ensure they request a CoE for the second course. International students who are seeking to undertake additional study must meet the requirements of their student visa including the need to remain enrolled in a registered course, achieve satisfactory course attendance, and progress in their principal course of study.

Enrolment restrictions

A student may not:

  1. enrol in a unit of study that they have passed, without the permission of the Dean;
  2. enrol or undertake any unit of study or unit for which credit has been granted;
  3. enrol in units of study additional to award course requirements, except as a non-award student;
  4. except with the permission of the Program Director enrol in units of study with a total credit point value exceeding 50 credit points in one term;
  5. enrol in a unit requiring pre-requisite units to have been completed without first having completed the pre-requisite units. The Dean may waive prerequisite requirements in special circumstances;
  6. enrol in a unit requiring co-requisite units to also be enrolled in without having enrolled in the co-requisite units. The Dean may waive corequisite requirements in special circumstances;
  7. enrol in a precluded unit of study;
  8. enrol into an Exit-Only Course. The Dean may waive prerequisite requirements in special circumstances;
  9. enrol in a unit of study or units contrary to a recommendation under the Monitoring Academic Progress Policy;
  10. enrol in a unit where it is known that the student does not meet the inherent requirements listed for enrolment in that unit;
  11. enrol in a unit of study for the third time, regardless of which course the student is enrolled within, without obtaining the permission to do so from the Program Director. The Program Director may waive this requirement in special circumstances.

Maximum course duration

Domestic students

  1. The maximum duration of a course is twice the maximum duration in years plus two years. This is calculated as follows: maximum course duration = (full-time duration in years x 2) + 2 years.
  2. The Sydney Institute of Higher Education may establish lower limits depending on the course, with the approval of the Academic Board, but may only do so if no student is unfairly affected by the reduction.
  3. The maximum completion date will be calculated from the date of the student’s initial commencement in the award course. Where a student changes course, the maximum completion date will be calculated from the student’s commencement of the changed course, and not the initial course.
  4. Periods of intermission (leave of absence), periods of exclusion or intermission imposed through the Monitoring Academic Progress Policy and periods of exclusion imposed through the Misconduct By-law are included when calculating if a student has exceeded the maximum enrolment length.
  5. The Dean may consider and decide on an extension beyond the maximum time limit on a case-by-case basis.

International students

The maximum duration of a course is the lesser time of either the length of the student visa, as stated on the student’s CoE, or the maximum course duration = (full-time duration in years x 2) + 2 years. Where the maximum length is the length of the student’s visa, as stated on the student’s CoE, the Sydney Institute of Higher Education may extend the student’s course duration if:

  1. there are compassionate or compelling circumstances,
  2. the student has been identified as at risk of not meeting the course progression requirements and the Sydney Institute of Higher Education has implemented, or is in the process of implementing, an intervention strategy,
  3. the student’s leave of absence has been approved according to Leave of Absence and Standard 9 of the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

The Sydney Institute of Higher Education will advise an international student visa holder whose study duration has been extended to contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to seek advice on any potential impacts on their visa, including the need to obtain a new visa.

Please refer to our Enrolment Policy.

Program Structure

The MIT comprises 16 units delivered over 4 terms culminating in one of four specialisations. Students with an undergraduate degree in IT can also complete the degree in 1.5 years by enrolling in the accelerated option and completing 12 units, gaining advanced standing for the first four units. The MIT program also offers two nested programs allowing students to exit the program a gaining a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (comprising 4 units of study) or a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (comprising 8 units of study).

Level (Year/Term) Unit Code Name of Unit Core or Elective Unit Prerequisite(s) Specialisation 
Year 1 Term 1 MIT501 Programming Core Nil
MIT502 Database Systems Core Nil
MIT503 Systems Development Core Nil
MIT504 Networking Core Nil
Year 1 Term 2 MIT505 IT Professional and Ethics Core MIT503
MIT506 Cloud Computing Core MIT504
MIT507 Web Technologies and Development Core MIT501
MIT508 Cyber Security Core MIT504
Year 2 Term 1
(Specialisation: Networking)
MIT601 Networked Systems Design Specialisation MIT504 Networking
MIT602 Network Security Specialisation MIT504 & MIT508 Networking
MIT651
or
MIT661
Capstone Project 1
or
Internship Project 1
Specialisation Completed at least 8 units Networking
MIT653 Research Methods Core Completed at least 8 units Networking
Year 2 Term 2
(Specialisation: Networking)
MIT611 Wireless Networking Specialisation MIT504 Networking
MIT612 Software Defined Networks Specialisation MIT601 Networking
MIT652
or
MIT662
Capstone Project 2
or
Internship Project 2
Specialisation MIT651
or
MIT661
Networking
MIT654 Emerging Topics in IT Core MIT653 Networking
Year 2 Term 1
(Specialisation: Cyber Security)
MIT602 Network Security Specialisation MIT504 & MIT508 Cyber Security
MIT622 Cloud Security and Privacy Specialisation MIT506 & MIT508 Cyber Security
MIT651
or
MIT661
Capstone Project 1
or
Internship Project 1
Specialisation Completed at least 8 units Cyber Security
MIT653 Research Methods Core Completed at least 8 units Cyber Security
Year 2 Term 2
(Specialisation: Cyber Security)
MIT623 Digital Forensics Specialisation MIT508 Cyber Security
MIT624 Advanced Cyber Security Specialisation MIT508 Cyber Security
MIT652
or
MIT662
Capstone Project 2
or
Internship Project 2
Specialisation MIT651
or
MIT661
Cyber Security
MIT654 Emerging Topics in IT Core MIT653 Cyber Security
Year 2 Term 1
(Specialisation: Data Science)
MIT631  Data Analytics Specialisation MIT501 Data Science
MIT632 Data Mining Specialisation MIT502 Data Science
MIT651
or
MIT661
Capstone Project 1
or
Internship Project 1
Specialisation Completed at least 8 units Data Science
MIT653 Research Methods Core Completed at least 8 units Data Science
Year 2 Term 2
(Specialisation: Data Science)
MIT633 Big Data Specialisation MIT631 Data Science
MIT634 Data Visualisation Specialisation MIT632 Data Science
MIT652
or
MIT662
Capstone Project 2
or
Internship Project 2
Specialisation MIT651
or
MIT661
Data Science
MIT654 Emerging Topics in IT Core MIT653 Data Science
Year 2 Term 1
(Specialisation:
Management of IT)
MIT641 Management Information Technology Specialisation MIT503 & MIT505 Management of IT
MIT642 IT Service Management Specialisation MIT505 Management of IT
MIT651
or
MIT661
Capstone Project 1
or
Internship Project 1
Specialisation Completed at least 8 units Management of IT
MIT653 Research Methods Core Completed at least 8 units Management of IT
Year 2 Term 2
(Specialisation:
Management of IT)
MIT643 Enterprise Resource Planning Specialisation MIT502 Management of IT
MIT644 IT Governance and Risk Management Specialisation MIT641 Management of IT
MIT652
or
MIT662
Capstone Project 2
or
Internship Project 2
Specialisation MIT651
or
MIT661
Management of IT
MIT654 Emerging Topics in IT Core MIT653 Management of IT

Employment pathways

Completion of this degree opens a range of employment possibilities for students. Among the potential pathways are:

 

Master of Information Technology potential employment possibilities

  • Video Game Designer
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Cloud Architect
  • IT Management Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Data Scientist
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Programmer
  • ICT Support and Test Engineer
  • ICT Sales Professionals

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology & Graduate Diploma of Information Technology potential employment possibilities

  • Software Analyst
  • Web Designer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Business Analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Service Technician

Additional charges

Additional charges include textbooks and other materials. Please refer to our schedule of fees.