Master of Science in Information Technology - Máster en Tecnologías de la Información
The Master of IT is a 2-year program intended for:
students with no or minimal prior computing background who wish to obtain a qualification in this discipline; or
students with some computing background who want to obtain a broader understanding of computing; or
students with a background in computing who wish to specialise in a number of possible majors.
Advanced standing of up to 1 year is possible for students with an appropriate qualification.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
The aim of this program is to provide students with a broad-based IT education, and more specialised knowledge in up to two areas, enabling them to work in a range of positions in the IT industry.
Students are required to complete 16 courses in total:
15 courses from the CSE course list (at least 6 must be from the selection of Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses)Level 0, 1, 2, or 3.; and
GSOE9820 - Project Management
Non-CSE elective options: Students may receive one elective option for every four CSE courses completed, which includes one free elective.
Students with advanced standing will forfeit some of their elective options as the ratio of 4:1 CSE Courses to Non-CSE Electives will still apply.
It is possible for students to complete the program without using any non-CSE electives, provided they are not in the Bioinformatics stream.
Students enrolled in the Bioinformatics stream, who have no advanced standing, and who are required to complete MATH5846 as a co-requisite for MATH5856 will use all of their elective options in meeting the requirements for this stream.
Students enrolled in the Bioinformatics stream who do have advanced standing should seek advice from the CSE Student Office regarding the use of their elective options prior to enrolment.
Up to two of the following streams can be nominated over the duration of the program, and they will be awarded on completion of the degree.
Data Science and Engineering
Students are permitted to substitute 12-18uoc in their final semester with a project of equal value provided they meet the following criteria:
completed (or have advanced standing in) 72uoc; and
obtained agreement from a CSE academic supervisor; and
maintained a distinction level performance in the program.
COMP9596 Research Project (12 UOC)
COMP9945 Research Project (18 UOC)
Advanced standing is possible in up to 50% of the program. Students can seek advanced standing in the following courses only:
COMP9020 Foundations of Comp. Science (6 UOC)
COMP9021 Principles of Programming (6 UOC)
COMP9024 Data Structures & Algorithms (6 UOC)
COMP9032 Microprocessors & Interfacing (6 UOC)
COMP9311 Database Systems (6 UOC)
COMP9331 Computer Networks&Applications (6 UOC)
COMP9414 Artificial Intelligence (6 UOC)
GSOE9820 Project Management (6 UOC)