Enrolments: 302,530

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: 295,392

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.

MBA (Computing) Credit

This page provides information on what subject credits are available for the MBA (Computing) with Specialisations, available for enrolment from 2020.

IT Masters and CSU work to ensure that students receive as much recognition for their studies and knowledge as is possible. A maximum of 50% credit can be given for any course’s subjects (due to Australian government regulations). Credit can be given on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on application – when you apply you will need to provide detailed information on your previous study. Completed subjects just need 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 relevant IT Masters short courses will give you one subject credit for an elective subject. Please contact our administration team to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Credit for Experience

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offer certifications based on your existing IT work experience. These certifications can count as credit for IT Masters elective subjects.

  • For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
  • For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist

The maximum possible credits for ACS certifications towards the Masters is 2. As there is only one industry elective subject on the Graduate Certificate only credit can be awarded, but the further credit can be awarded on moving to the Masters. Read more here.

  1. Industry Certifications

IT Masters and CSU recognise a large range of relevant industry certifications for credit – check the tables below for the most common certifications, or complete our eligibility form for a personalised assessment.

Master of Business Administration (Computing) - with Specialisations

Credits Available for Core Subjects

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate 4
MGI516 IT Governance COBIT Implementation Certification

Industry Elective Subjects (known as “Group B”) – students will have either:

  • four (4) subjects/credits from the same specialisation. This will allow graduation with a particular specialisation – e.g. Master of Business Administration (Computing – Cyber Security);
    OR
  • four (4) subjects/credits across multiple specialisations. This will allow graduation with a generic Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Below you will find the credit information for each specialisation. These are split up into:

  • Certifications that give you credit for a specific subject (where they map directly to a subject we deliver), and
  • Certifications which do not map to a specific subject (called “unspecified industry elective” credits).

Some industry certifications for these “unspecified” credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit. i.e. a “Level 1” certification gives you credit for 1 subject, “Level 2” = 2 subjects’ credit, and “Level 3” = 3 subjects’ credit.

Cyber Security Specialisation

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE512 Incident Response GIAC – Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits ITI581)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing CompTIA Pen testing +
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) OR
• CompTIA – Security+ OR
• CISSP (which also credits ITE514)

Level 1 Certifications (There is a maximum of 2 Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters)

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

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

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

Level 3 Certifications (3 subject credits for any 3 industry elective subjects)

  • CCIE Security

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Specialisation

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • VMware VCP, OR
  • 70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Centre, OR
  • 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification, OR
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT
ITE527 Server Administration Microsoft – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or later
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate, OR
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, OR
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Level 1 Certifications (There is a maximum of 2 Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications
  • IBM Certified System Administrator
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

    • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
    • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2016/2012/2008 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Novell CNE – two credits for any two Industry Electives
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert

Level 3 Certifications (3 subject credits for any 3 industry elective subjects)

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching or Cisco CCIE Service provider, OR
    • CCIE Wireless – three credits for subjects ITE526 and two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – three credits for three unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – one credit for ITC514 and two unspecified Industry Elective Subjects

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE514 Professional Systems Security (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credit for ITI581 not in this specialisation)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • 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
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification, OR
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT
ITE527 Server Administration Configuring Windows Server 2008 or later

Level 1 Certifications (There is a maximum of 2 Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • IBM Certified Systems Administrator AIX – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • IBM Certified Systems Expert – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives
  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2016/2012/2008 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Novell CNE – two credits for any two Industry Electives
    IBM Certified Systems Expert
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives

Level 3 Certifications (3 subject credits for any 3 industry elective subjects)

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching or Cisco CCIE Service provider or CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subject ITE526 and 2 unspecified Industry Electives, OR
    • Cisco CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subjects ITC542, iTC513, ITE52
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – 3 credits for 3 unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – 3 credits for 3 unspecified Industry Elective Subjects

Project Management Specialisation

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE518 Agile Project Management
  • PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), OR
  • APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner.
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
  •  PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP), OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM)
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
  • PMI – Program Management Professional PgMP ®, OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Project Director (Reg PM CPPD)
MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation
  • Business Analysis International Qualifications (BAIQ) – Practitioner Level certification, OR
  • Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) – Level 2

Digital Marketing Specialisation

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MGI532 Digital Marketing Analytics Web Analyst Certification Program – Digital Analytics Association (DAA)

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)

A maximum of 2 subjects’ credit (50% of the course) is available for the Graduate Certificate.

Note that if you intend to articulate into the MBA Computing (with Specialisations) and finish with a specialisation, you will need to make sure the subjects/credits you choose are the same as those listed in the industry specialisation you intend to follow in the Master’s course.

Below you will find the credit information split up into:

    • Certifications that give you credit for a specific subject (where they map directly to a subject we deliver), and
  • Certifications which do not map to a specific subject (called “unspecified industry elective” credits).

Some industry certifications for these “unspecified” credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit. i.e. a “Level 1” certification gives you credit for 1 subject, “Level 2” = 2 subjects’ credit, and “Level 3” = 3 subjects’ credit.

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ITE512 Incident Response GIAC – Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits ITI581)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE518 Agile Project Management
  • PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), OR
  • APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • VMware VCP, OR
  • 70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Centre, OR
  • 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification, OR
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT
ITE527 Server Administration Microsoft – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or later
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate, OR
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, OR
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
ITE533 Cyber Security Management ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing CompTIA Pen testing +
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) OR
  • CompTIA – Security+ OR
  • CISSP (which also credits ITE514)
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
  •  PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP), OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM)
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate 4
MGI516 IT Governance COBIT Implementation Certification
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
  • PMI – Program Management Professional PgMP ®, OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Project Director (Reg PM CPPD)
MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation
  • Business Analysis International Qualifications (BAIQ) – Practitioner Level certification, OR
  • Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) – Level 2
MGI532 Digital Marketing Analytics Web Analyst Certification Program – Digital Analytics Association (DAA)

Cyber Security Specialisation

Level 1 Certifications (There is a maximum of 2 Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters)

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

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

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

Level 3 Certifications (Maximum of two credits on the Graduate Certificate)

  • CCIE Security

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation and Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Specialisation

Level 1 Certifications (There is a maximum of 2 Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • IBM Certified Systems Administrator AIX – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – 2 credits for subject ITE526 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – 2 credits for ITC542 and ITE526
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2012/2008 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Novell CNE – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert – 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Electives

Level 3 Certifications (Maximum of two credits on the Graduate Certificate)

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching or Cisco CCIE Service provider or CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subject ITE526 and 2 unspecified Industry Electives, or
    • Cisco CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subjects ITC542, iTC513, ITE52
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – 3 credits for 3 unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – 3 credits for 3 unspecified Industry Elective Subjects

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate, the additional credit would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after finishing the Graduate Certificate (what is known as “articulating”.

Note: These credit maps are for students commencing in 2020.

If you are a current student who enrolled in 2019 or earlier please contact us to receive customised credit information.