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.

2016 Credit Maps

The below credit maps are for students who commenced in 2016.

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

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on Course Application. You will be advised of the outcome via your emailed offer for a place on the CSU course. Completed subject(s) needs to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award a subject credit for an elective subject.

  1. Industry Certifications

See table of verified Certifications for credit below. Certifications not on this list that are relevant to this course and also meet CSU’s Credit criteria, will be assessed on Course Application. 

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.

Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing

The Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing consists of (4) restricted electives made up of any 2 industry elective subjects (Group A) plus any 2 academic elective subjects (Group B).

Restricted Electives

Group A: Industry Elective Subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture
ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE517 Windows App Development
ITE518 Agile Project Management
ITE520 Managing Mail Servers
ITE523 Virtualization
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
ITE527 Server Administration
ITE528 Cross Platform App Development
ITE529 3D App Development
ITE530 iOS App Development
ITI581 Security Fundamentals
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI514 Project Management Leadership
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
MGI516 IT Governance
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
MGI521 Professional Communications
MGI522 Developing Solutions

Group B: Academic Elective Subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence
ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC560 Internet Technologies PG
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC572 Software Defined Networking
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT525 Digital Marketing

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Group A: Elective Industry Subjects

ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture

Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exams 70-519 or 70-486.

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

ITE514 Professional Systems Security

Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination

(also credit for Subject ITC595)

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification from the EC Council.

ITE517 Windows App Development

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 a VMware VCP

OR

70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

OR

70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

Provide proof that you have achieved Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification.

ITE527 Server Administration

Provide proof that you have achieved Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or 2012

ITI581 Security Fundamentals

Provide proof that you have achieved EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) certification

or

Provide proof that you have achieved the CompTIA Security+ certification.

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

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).

Group B: Elective Academic subjects

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.

ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C#

Provide proof that you have passed Microsoft exam 70-483

ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP

Provide proof that you have achieved the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – Routing and Switching certification

ITC561 Cloud Computing

Provide proof that you have achieved the MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification

ITC593 Network Security

Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.

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)

ITC596 IT Risk Management

Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.

Master of Mobile Applications Development

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

The Master of Mobile Applications Development consists of nine (9) core subjects and three (3) restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture
ITE528 Cross Platform App Development
ITE529 3D App Development
ITE530 iOS App Development
MGI521 Professional Communications

Restricted Electives (Choose 3)

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC538 Programming in Java 1*
ITE517 Windows App Development
ITE518 Agile Project Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT525 Digital Marketing

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 a VM VCP Certification

or

70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

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. 

Level 2 Certifications

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

The maximum credits available on a Masters program is 6.

Master of Information Systems Security

Master of Information Systems Security Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Information Systems Security consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security
ITC597 Digital Forensics
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITI581 Security Fundamentals
MGI521 Professional Communications

Restricted Electives

Group A: Elective Academic subjects – choose one (1) subject from:

ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC596 IT Risk Management

Group B: Elective Industry subjects – choose three (3) subjects from:

ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE523 Virtualization
ITE527 Server Administration
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

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 (both also credit for subject ITE 514).

ITE514 Professional Systems 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. ( Both also credit for subject ITC 595)

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals

Provide proof that you have achieved EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) certification

or

Provide proof that you have achieved the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Group A

ITC596 IT Risk Management

 

Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRSIC) certification

Or

Provide proof you have achieved CISM

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

Group B: Elective Industry subjects

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.

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

Provide proof that you have achieved the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification from the EC Council.

ITE523 Virtualization

Provide proof that you have achieved a VMware VCP certification

or

70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

OR

70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

ITE527 Server Administration

Provide proof that you have achieved Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or 2012

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).

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. 

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 3 required Elective Industry subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (On Masters and Graduate Certificate – 2 Level one Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • CCNA Security – 1 credit for any Industry Elective (or Juniper equivalent JNCIS-SEC)
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for any Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for any Industry Elective
  • CISA  – 1 credit for any Industry Elective
  • EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – 1 credit for any Industry Elective
  • CCSE Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) – 1 credit for any Industry Elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • CCNP Security – 2 credits for any 2 Industry Electives (or Juniper equivalent JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications

  • CCIE Security – 3 credits for any 3 Industry Electives

Note: Other exams/certifications will be considered for credit upon Course Application

Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Master of Networking and Systems Administration Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration consists of six (6) core subjects and six (6) restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE523 Virtualization
MGI521 Professional Communications

**Capstone subject

Restricted Electives

Group A: Elective Academic subjects – choose three (3) subjects from:
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC560 Internet Technologies PG
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC593 Network Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management

Group B: Elective Industry subjects – choose three (3) subjects from:
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE520 Managing Mail Servers
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
ITE527 Server Administration
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Core subjects

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.
ITE523 Virtualization

Provide proof that you have achieved a VMware VCP certification

or

70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

OR

70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Elective Academic subjects 
ITC514 Network and Security Administration Provide proof that you have passed the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or higher exam.
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.
Elective Industry subjects 
ITE514 Professional Systems Security Provide proof that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) examination.
ITE526 Practical Internetworking

Provide proof that you have achieved Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification

or

Juniper JNCIS-ENT

ITE527 Server Administration Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or 2012
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).

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. 

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 4 required Industry Electives  

Level 1 Certifications (a maximum of 2 Level one Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications
  • IBM Certified System Administrator

Level 2 Certifications

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

Level 3 Certifications

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

Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Master of Business Administration (Computing) Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Business Administration (Computing) consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted 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 Electives

Group A: Elective Academic subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

HRM502 Human Resource Management
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT525 Digital Marketing

Group B: Elective Industry subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

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).

MGI512 The Project Lifecycle

Provide proof that you have passed the PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification exam

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 Practicing Project Director (Reg PM CPPD).

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

  • MSP® Certification – Managing Successful Programmes Registered Practitioner – awards a subject credit for any Industry Elective

Master of Project Management

Master of Project Management Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Project Management consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted 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 Electives

Group A: Elective Academic subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

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

Group B: Elective Industry subjects – choose two (2) subjects from:

ITE518 Agile Project Management
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
MGI522 Developing Solutions

Credit Table

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT CREDITED
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.
Industry Electives
ITE518: Agile Software development

Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)

or

APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner

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)

The Master of Management (Information Technology) Course Structure (CSU Handbook link)

The Master of Management (Information Technology) consists of seven (7) core subjects and five (5) restricted electives.

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 Electives

Group A: Elective Academic Subjects – choose one (1) subject from:

FIN571 Managerial Finance
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC563 IT Management Issues
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MKT525 Digital Marketing

Group B: Elective Industry Subjects – choose either:

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

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

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

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