Enrolments: 258,417

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: 251,279

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.

Management Credit

According to Australian government regulations, a maximum of 50% of a course’s subjects can be credited. Credit is granted on the basis of:

  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. The 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 1 subject credit for an elective subject.

  1. Industry Certifications

See tables of verified Certifications for credit below.

Master of Management (Information Technology) Credit

Students in the Master of Management (Information Technology) can choose either:

  • 4 subjects from the same specialisation. This will allow graduation with a particular specialisation – eg: Master of Management (Information Technology – Project Management);

OR

  • 4 subjects across two or more specialisations. This will allow graduation with a generic Master of Management (Information Technology).

Core Subjects

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

MGI515 IT Service Quality Management

  • ITIL® Expert or
  • Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate  

Cyber Security Specialisation

Credit Table

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)

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ITI581 Security Fundamentals

  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed on application or on request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

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 4 required elective industry subjects. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Level 1 Certifications – There is a maximum of 2 level 1 credits allowed on 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

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE523 Virtualization

  • 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 2012

ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions

Certified Solutions Architect  Associate or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Mobile Application Development Specialisation

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture

  • Microsoft – 70-519 Designing and developing web applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or
  • Microsoft – 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications.

ITE517 Windows Application Development

  • Microsoft – 70-599 Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications or
  • Microsoft – 70-482 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript or
  • Microsoft – 70-485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for 4 required elective industry subjects.To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

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 2 unspecified Elective Subjects
  • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using C# – 2 Subject Credits for Subject ITC518 and 1 unspecified Elective Subject

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE514 Professional Systems Security

(ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

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

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching or
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT

ITE527 Server Administration

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 or 2012

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for 4 required elective industry subjects. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

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 1 Certifications – A maximum of two of these level 1 credits allowed.

  • 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

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – 2 credits for subject ITE526 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – 2 subject credits for subjects ITE526 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective subject
  • 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

  • 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

Credit Table

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 certification exam

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

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded. 

Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)

Note that if you intend to articulate into the Master of Management (Information Technology) and pursue a specialisation, the subject you choose should be contained within the industry specialisation you intend to follow in the Master’s course.

Please note that students select only one subject from a specialisation stream in their Graduate Certificate and thus only one credit per specialisation is available. 

Cyber Security Specialisation

Credit Table

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)

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ITI581 Security Fundamentals

  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

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 1 required elective industry subjects. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Level 1 Certifications – There is a maximum of 2 level 1 credits allowed on 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 

  • 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

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Specialisation

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE523 Virtualization

  • VMware VCP or
  • 70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Centre

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching certification or
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741

ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions

Certified Solutions Architect  Associate or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Mobile Application Development Specialisation

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture

  • Microsoft – 70-519 Designing and developing web applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or
  • Microsoft – 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications.

ITE517 Windows Application Development

  • Microsoft – 70-599 Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications or
  • Microsoft – 70-482 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript or
  • Microsoft – 70-485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

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 1 required elective industry subjects. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Level 2 Certifications

  • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using HTML – 2 Subject Credits for 2 unspecified Elective Subjects
  • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using C# – 2 Subject Credits for Subject ITC518 and 1 unspecified Elective Subject

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE514 Professional Systems Security

(ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

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

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing & Switching or
  • Juniper JNCIS-ENT

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

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 1 required elective industry subjects. To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit (listed below) can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Level 1 Certifications 

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications – 1 credit for 1 unspecified industry elective
  • IBM Certified System Administrator AIX –1 credit for 1 unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – 1 credit for 1 unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – 1 credit for 1 unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – 2 credits for subject ITE526 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – 2 subject credits for subject ITE526 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective subject
  • 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 2016/2012/2008 – 2 credits for subject ITE527 and 1 unspecified Industry Elective
  • Novell CNE – 2 credits for any 2 Industry Electives
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later– 2 credits for 2 unspecified Industry Elective
  • 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 – 3 credits for subjects ITE526 and 2 unspecified Industry Elective
  • 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

Credit Table

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 certification exam

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

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered. 

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credit (1) on this Graduate Certificate – the additional credit(s) would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after completion of this Graduate Certificate.

To gain a specialisation, only one unspecified credit can be used; If more than one is used, the generic Master of Management (Information Technology) will be awarded

Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Core Subjects

MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) or
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM)

MGI515 IT Service Quality Management

  • ITIL® Expert or
  • Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate  

MGI516 IT Governance

COBIT Implementation Certification

Elective Industry Subjects

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

  • MSP® Certification: Managing Successful Programmes Registered Practitioner – awards one unspecified subject credit for an Industry Elective.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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

  • ITIL® Expert or
  • Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate  

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

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

  • MSP® Certification: Managing Successful Programmes Registered Practitioner – awards one unspecified subject credit for an Industry Elective.

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate – the additional credit(s) would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after completion of this Graduate Certificate.

These credit maps are for students commencing in 2018. Students who commenced in 2017 should refer to the 2017 credit maps, 2016 should refer to the 2016 credit maps, 2015 and 2014 should refer to the 2015 credit maps, and students who started in 2013 should refer to the 2013 credit maps.