Enrolments: 258,418

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 251,280

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

2015 Credit Maps

The below credit maps are for students who commenced in 2014/2015.

Unless permission has been granted by the University, students must complete the course structure from the year that they enrolled in.

Note: All exams or certifications listed on this credit map must have been passed within the last ten years (or Recertified or Maintained as per Vendor’s requirements) from the time of application for you to gain credit. If a certification is comprised of more than one exam, the last exam you sat to meet the requirements of the certification must fit the 10 year rule. Note: You cannot use lower certifications on the same vendor stream to also gain credits when the higher certification is used for credits – e.g. If you have CCIE Security (3 credits) you cannot use CCNA Security for extra credits.

Other industry certifications

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. Credit for these industry certifications is also available. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certification give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

Master of Mobile Applications Development

Master of Mobile Applications Development Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Mobile Applications Development consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#*
ITC539 Mobile Application Development PG
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITE508 Developing Web Applications
ITE528 Cross Platform App Development
ITE529 Cross Platform Game Development
MGI521 Professional Communications

Restricted Electives (Choose 4)

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITE510 SharePoint Application Development
ITE517 Developing Applications for Windows Phone and Mobile Devices
ITE518 Agile Project Management
ITE523 Virtualization
MKT501 Marketing Management

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITC518: Principles of Programming using C# Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-483.
ITE508: Developing Windows Applications for the Web Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exams 70-519 or 70-486.
Elective Subjects (4 Required)
ITC561: Cloud Computing Provide proof that you have achieved the MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification.
ITE510: SharePoint Application Development Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-573.
ITE517: Developing Applications for Windows Phones and Mobile Devices Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-599 or 70-482 or 70-485.
ITE518: Agile Project Management Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®).
ITE523: Virtualization Provide proof that you have achieved VM VCP Certification

Level 2 Certifications

  • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using HTML – 2 Subject Credits for any 2 Restricted Elective Subjects
  • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using C# – 2 Subject Credits for Subject ITC518 and any Restricted Elective Subject.

Master of Information Systems Security

Master of Information Systems Security Course Structure (CSU Handbook 2014 & 2015)

The Master of Information Systems Security consists of eight core subjects, one academic elective, and three industry subject electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security
ITC597 Digital Forensics
ITE525 Cyber Law
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
MGI521 Professional Communications

** Capstone subject.

Restricted academic subject elective

Choose one (1) restricted elective from:

ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC596 IT Risk Management

Restricted industry subject electives

Choose three (3) restricted electives from:

ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITC595: Information Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved the Associate of (ISC)² certification. (also credit for subject ITE514)
ITI581: Network Security Fundamentals Provide proof that you have achieved EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) certification.
Restricted Academic Elective Subjects (One Required)
ITC514: Network and Security Administration Provide proof that you have achieved the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) qualification or a higher qualification such as Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).
ITC596: IT Risk Management Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRSIC) certification
Restricted Industry Elective Subjects (Three Required)
ITE512: Incident Response Provide proof that you have achieved GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification.
ITE513: Forensic Investigation Provide proof that you have passed the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) examination from the EC Council OR Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
ITE514: Professional Systems Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.
ITE516: Hacking Countermeasures Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification from the EC Council.

The maximum credits available on a Masters program is 6. The following certifications award credits for the Restricted Industry ElectivesThere are 3 on this course, therefore there is a maximum of 3 credits available for the following certifications. Direct credit for these 3 subjects are also listed above. Additional credits can be achieved for the Core Subjects and Academic Restricted Electives as listed above. Level 1 Certifications (A maximum 2 of these level 1 credits allowed)

  • CCNA Security – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • CCNP Security – 2 credits for any 2 Restricted Industry Electives

Level 3 Certifications

  • CCIE Security – 3 credits for any 3 Restricted Industry Electives

Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Master of Networking and Systems Administration Course Structure (CSU Handbook 2014 & 2015)

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration consists of six core subjects, three restricted academic electives and three restricted industry electives.

Core subjects
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE519 IT Service Management
MGI521 Professional Communications

**Capstone subject

Restricted Academic Electives (Choose 3)
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC561 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ITC593 Network Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management

Restricted Industry Electives (Choose 3)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE520 Managing Mail Servers
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
ITE527 Server Administration

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITC542: Internetworking with TCP/IP Provide proof that you have achieved the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – Routing and Switching certification.
ITE516: Hacking Countermeasures Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) examination.
ITE519: IT Service Management Provide proof that you have achieved ITIL Expert certification.
Restricted Academic Elective Subjects (3 Required)
ITC514: Network and Security Administration Provide proof that you have passed the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) examination OR Provide proof that you have passed the Red Hat Certified Engineer examination.
ITC561: Cloud Computing Provide proof that you have achieved the MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification.
ITC596: IT Risk Management Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.
Restricted Industry Elective Subjects (3 Required)
ITE514: Professional Systems Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.
ITE520: Managing Mail Servers Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exams 70-662 (2010) or 70-341 (2013).
ITE523: Virtualization VM VCP Certification
ITE526: Practical Internetworking Provide proof that you have achieved Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification.

The maximum credits available on a Masters program is 6. The following certifications award credits for the Restricted Industry ElectivesThere are 3 on this course, therefore there is a maximum of 3 credits available for the following certifications. Direct credit for these 3 subjects are also listed above. Additional credits can be achieved for the Core Subjects and Academic Restricted Electives as listed above. Level 1 Certifications (A maximum 2 of these level 1 credits allowed)

  • VCP Desktop 4 or 5
  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – 2 credits for subject ITE526 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2012/2008 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or 11 – 2 credits for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – 2 credits for subject ITC514 any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • MCSE Private Cloud 2012 – 2 credits for ITC561 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Novell CNE – 2 credits for any 2 Restricted Industry Electives

Level 3 Certifications

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching – 3 credits for subjects ITC542, ITE526 and any 1 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – 3 credits for any 3 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – 3 credits for ITC514 and any 2 Restricted Industry Elective Subjects

Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Master of Business Administration (Computing) Course Structure (CSU Handbook 2014 & 2015)

The Master of Business Administration (Computing) course consists of eight core subjects, two restricted academic electives and two restricted industry electives.

Core subjects
FIN571 Managerial Finance
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
MGI516 IT Governance
MGI521 Professional Communications
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT510 Strategic Management**
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment

** Capstone subject

Restricted academic electives
Choose two (2) restricted electives from:

HRM502 Human Resource Management
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management

Restricted industry electives
Choose two (2) restricted electives from:

ITE519 IT Service Management
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI514 Project Management Leadership
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).
Restricted Industry Elective Subjects (2 Required)
ITE519: IT Service Management Provide proof that you have achieved ITIL Expert certification.
MGI512: The Project Lifecycle Provide proof that you have passed the PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification exam. Go to Prince2 site for details on the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
MGI518: Program and Portfolio Management Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Program Management Professional PgMP ® examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Director (Reg PM CPPD).

Master of Project Management

Master of Project Management Course Structure (CSU Handbook 2014 & 2015)

The Master of Project Management consists of eight core subjects, two academic electives and two industry electives.

Core subjects

HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT510 Strategic Management**
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI514 Project Management Leadership
MGI521 Professional Communications

** Capstone subject

Restricted academic electives

Choose two (2) restricted electives from:

FIN571 Managerial Finance
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management

Restricted industry electives

Choose two (2) restricted electives from:

ITE518 Agile Project Management
ITE519 IT Service Management
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
MGI522 Developing Solutions

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).
MGI512: The Project Lifecycle Provide proof that you have passed the PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification exam. Go to Prince2 site for details on the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
Restricted Industry Electives
ITE518: Agile Software development Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®).
ITE519: IT Service Management Provide proof that you have achieved ITIL Expert certification.
MGI518: Program Management Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Program Management Professional PgMP ® examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Director (Reg PM CPPD).

Master of Management (Information Technology)

Master of Management (Information Technology) Course Structure (CSU Handbook 2014 & 2015)

The Master of Management (Information Technology) consists of seven core subjects, one restricted academic elective and four restricted industry electives from the same specialisation or across multiple specialisations.

Core subjects
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT510 Strategic Management**
MKT501 Marketing Management
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
MGI521 Professional Communications

** Capstone subject

Restricted academic elective
Choose one (1) restricted elective from:

FIN571 Managerial Finance
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC563 IT Management Issues
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment

Industry Specialisations
Choose either:

  • four (4) subjects from the same industry specialisation. This will allow graduation with a particular specialisation – e.g.. Master of Management (Information Technology – Project Management); or
  • four (4) subjects from across two or more industry specialisations.This will allow graduation with a generic Master of Management (Information Technology) award.

Information Systems Security Specialisation
ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law
ITI581 Practical Security

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE519 IT Service Management
ITE520 Managing Mail Servers
ITE523 Virtualization
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
ITE527 Server Administration

Project Management Specialisation
ITE518 Agile Project Management
ITE519 IT Service Management
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI514 Project Management Leadership
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
MGI522 Developing Solutions

Systems Development Specialisation
ITE508 Developing Windows Applications for the Web
ITE510 SharePoint Application Development
ITE517 Developing Applications for Windows Phones and Mobile Devices
ITE518 Agile Project Management
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI522 Developing Solutions

Credit Table

Information Systems Security Specialisation (4 Required)
SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE512: Incident Response Provide proof that you have achieved GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification.
ITE513: Forensic Investigation Provide proof that you have passed the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification.
ITE514: Professional Systems Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.
ITE516: Hacking Countermeasures Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) examination.
ITI581: Practical Security Provide proof that you have achieved EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) certification.

Credits as below can also be used for the above 4 subjects on the Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation as follows: Level 1 Certifications – Awards 1 subject credit for a restricted industry elective subject (a maximum of 2 level 1 credits allowed on this course).

  • CCNA Security – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • CISA – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for any Restricted Industry Elective

Level 2 Certifications – Awards 2 subject credits for any 2 restricted industry elective subjects.

  • CCNP Security

Level 3 Certifications – Awards 3 subject credits for any 3 restricted industry elective subjects.

  • CCIE Security

Note: Other exams/certifications will be considered for credit upon application.

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation (4 Required)
SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE514: Professional Systems Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.
ITE516: Hacking Countermeasures Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) examination.
ITE519: IT Service Management Provide proof that you have achieved ITIL Expert certification.
ITE520: Managing Mail Servers Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exams 70-662 (2010) or 70-341 (2013).
ITE523: Virtualization VM VCP Certification
ITE526: Practical Internetworking Provide proof that you have achieved Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification.

Credits as below can also be used for the above 4 subjects on the Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation as follows: Level 1 Certifications (A maximum 2 of these level 1 credits allowed)

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
  • VCP Desktop 4 or 5
  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exam

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – 2 credits for subject ITE526 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator / MCSA 2008 / MCSA 2012 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and any 1 Restricted Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10/11, Oracle Solaris 10/11 System Administrator – 2 credits for any 2 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – 2 credits for any Restricted Industry Elective
  • MCSE Private Cloud 2012 – 2 credits for any 2 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Novell CNE – 2 credits for any 2 Restricted Industry Electives

Level 3 Certifications

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching – 3 credits for subject ITE526 and any 2 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – 3 credits for any 3 Restricted Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – 3 credits for any 3 Restricted Industry Electives

Note: Other exams/certifications will be considered for credit upon application.

Project Management Specialisation (4 Required)
SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE518: Agile Project Management Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®).
ITE519: IT Service Management Provide proof that you have achieved ITIL Expert certification.td>
MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).
MGI512: The Project Lifecycle Provide proof that you have passed the PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification exam. Go to Prince2 site for details on the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
MGI518: Program and Portfolio Management Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Program Management Professional PgMP ® examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Director (Reg PM CPPD).

Note: Other exams/certifications will be considered for credit upon application.

Systems Development Specialisation (4 Required)
SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE508: Developing Windows Applications for the Web Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exams 70-519 or 70-486.
ITE510: SharePoint Application Development Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-573.
ITE517: Developing Applications for Windows Phones and Mobile Devices Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-599.
MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) examination OR Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).

Credits as below can also be used for the above 4 subjects on the Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation as follows: Level 2 Certifications

  • MCSD 2012 Web Applications
  • MCSD 2012 Window Store Apps
  • MCPD Visual Studio 2010 (.net 4)

Note: In 2015 CSU altered several of their course codes. For reference:

  • HRM571 Managing People in the Information Age was replaced with HRM502 Human Resource Management
  • MGT571 Contemporary Management Practice was replaced with MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
  • MGT572 Managing Organisational Change was replaced with MGT540 Management of Change
  • MGT573 Strategic Practice was replaced with MGT510 Strategic Management
  • MGT589 Managing Risk was replaced with MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
  • MKT571 Marketing for Business Managers was replaced with MKT501 Marketing Management