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Master of Management (Information Technology)

CSU’s Master of Management (Information Technology) blends contemporary management theory and practice with certification-based subjects from the world’s leading industry organisations such as Cisco, Microsoft and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Duration
2 years part-time
Intakes
Three sessions a year
Study mode
Distance
Units of Study
12 subjects

Course Details

What is this course about?

This course will provide students with the advanced management, communication and specialist technical skills needed to excel in a broad set of IT management roles. Students will develop knowledge in areas such as organisational theory, change management, marketing, strategic practice, human resource management, IT service management, and professional communications. The course will also build students’ capacity to apply these skills in a professional setting. Students will also prepare for multiple recognised industry certifications in a specific area of technology or management.

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate and independently apply knowledge of current and emerging trends in the management discipline, including the areas of change management, human resource management, marketing, organisational behaviour, and strategic management;
  • critically evaluate contemporary management theories in the context of professional practice;
  • effectively communicate management concepts and solutions in a variety of professional settings;
  • analyse complex client business or technical requirements and devise appropriate solutions;
  • prepare for a range of international industry certifications in a specific area of technology or management;
  • employ research skills that apply to the management discipline in a professional context;
  • demonstrate application of knowledge and skills through a capstone experience.

Subjects

Students can complete a generic Master of Management (Information Technology) degree, or select from industry specialisations in:

  • Cyber Security 
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Networking and Systems Administration
  • Project Management

To complete a specialisation, students must select four elective industry subjects from one particular specialisation. Students can select subjects across two or more specialisations to allow graduation with a generic Master of Management (Information Technology).

Core Subjects
MGI515
IT Service Quality Management
MGI521
Professional Communications
MGT501
Management Theory and Practice
MGT540
Management of Change

Abstract

The subject covers the interpretation and application of the ISO/IEC 20000 standard, including how to develop the Service Management capability of an organisation and assess its readiness for certification within the ISO/IEC 20000 Certification Scheme. During the subject students will undertake an ISO/IEC 20000 readiness gap analysis and prepare a plan detailing how an organisation would achieve compliance.

MGI515 - IT Service Quality Management will cover the following topics:

  • The principles of Service Quality Management
  • Management and improvement of ITSM processes
  • Control of IT Services
  • Alignment of IT and the business
  • Delivery of IT services
  • Support of IT services
  • Introduction to ISO 20000
  • The road to certification
  • Certification issues

Assessment

  1. Forum Post/Discussion (20%)
  2. A Solution Plan - ITIL (3500 words - 40%)
  3. Solution Plan - ISO 20000 (3000 words - 40%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject is designed for those in professional positions with a need to communicate effectively and manage the communication of others to a high standard. Students who undertake this subject will gain a wide breadth of practical communication skills supported by the latest intellectual and psychological behavioural theory. This subject will equip students to communicate at all levels of professional business.

MGI521 - Professional Communications will cover the following topics:

  • Communication Psychology of Knowledge Exchange
  • Business Language & Document Writing
  • Digital Communications & The Media Experience
  • Creating Business Proposals & Reports
  • Digital Presentations & Tools
  • Selling & Obtaining Buy-In
  • Facilitating Workshops & Meetings
  • Managing Business Conflict & Negotiation
  • Differences Between Leadership, Management & Mentors
  • Personal Presentations & Public Speaking

Assessment

  1. Recorded Audio Presentation (3 mins - 15%)
  2. Proposal Critique/Design (3000 words - 35%)
  3. Presentation (500 words / 10-15 slides / 10 minute presentation - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

Marketing is an enterprise-wide opportunity for any organisation to understand its customers and the markets they might wish to participate in. Marketing Management is concerned with identifying, entering and developing markets and aligning the organisation's resources to achieve its goals. This subject will introduce students to key ideas, philosophies and theories that make marketing an essential activity in any organisation. Specifically, students will investigate marketing's origins and how marketing can be contextualised in the organisation as a platform to align the organisation's goals with market demand. The subject will also encourage students to investigate and discuss how marketing, contemporary marketing and customer issues can be managed in the current environment.

MGT501 - Management Theory and Practice will cover the following topics:

  • Management Theory: Traditional Approaches; Critical Approaches
  • Managers and Management: Manager's Knowledge and Learning; Ethics and Sustainability
  • Planning and Controlling: Managers as Decision Makers; Strategy and Strategic Management; Control in Organisations
  • Organising: Organisation Structure; Organisation Culture; Organisation Change
  • Leading: Leadership; Motivation; Teams

Assessment

  1. Journal analysis (500 words - 10%)
  2. Essay (3000 words - 40%)
  3. Essay (3500 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

Change is a dynamic and perpetual process, and this subject introduces students to a range of theoretical and practical perspectives that facilitate a critical awareness of organisational change. The relationship between the organisation and the staff affected by change is examined through contemporary change-management thinking. Knowledge gained is applied to analyse organisational change issues and explore alternative courses of action.

MGT540 - Management of Change will cover the following topics:

  • The change context: What is organisational change and why does it happen; and internal and external reasons for change
  • The process of organisational change: How change is contructed; and who is involved in change management
  • Identification and critical evaluation of change interventions
  • Alternative perspectives to organisational change: Resistance; and ethical considerations
  • Making sense of organisational change: Communication; and changing organisational and occupational identity

Assessment

  1. Short Response Discussion Topics (15%)
  2. Short Answer Questions (3500 words - 50%)
  3. Essay - Resistance to Change (2000 words - 35%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July), Session 3 (November)

MGT573
Strategic Practice
ITC571
Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Abstract

This subject introduces some of the key practical and theoretical aspects of strategic management for those working in the IT field. It provides an overview of key forces and debates that have produced, and continue to influence the development of, strategic management. Potential benefits and limitations of strategic management will be addressed. This approach allows for the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategic implementation.

MGT573 - Strategic Practice will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to strategy and strategic management
  • Strategic planning
  • IT strategic planning
  • The external environment focus
  • The internal environment focus
  • The changing strategic context
  • Critical evaluation of strategic management
  • Strategic intent and corporate advantage
  • Strategic management of information technology
  • Strategic change
  • Strategic implementation and leadership
  • Leadership requirements for strategic change
  • Implementation and evaluation of strategic change

Assessment

  1. Assessment 1 - Forum Task (450 words - 15%)
  2. Assessment 2 - Report (2000 words - 35%)
  3. Assessment 3 - Essay (2500 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

*Capstone subject. This subject should be completed in the final session of study

Abstract

This subject requires research and project work, at an advanced level, on a topic related to emerging technologies and innovation. In the context of professional practice, students will draw upon prior learning in their Masters course to execute an independent capstone project in a selected topic in Information Technology.

ITC571 - Emerging Technologies and Innovation will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and selecting a capstone topic area to review.
  • Project design, planning, execution and reporting.
  • Research Skills: locating and evaluating information, credibility of sources and referencing.
  • Extracting information from readings for critical analysis.
  • Preparing and writing a literature review or capstone report.
  • Presenting your project.

Assessment

  1. Online Quiz (5%)
  2. Capstone Project Proposal and Plan (2000 words - 10%)
  3. Literature Review (2000 words – 25%)
  4. Weekly Progress Reports (10%)
  5. Capstone Project Report and Seminar (3500-5000 words – 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

Elective Academic Subjects (Choose 2 from)
FIN571
Managerial Finance
HRM502
Human Resource Management
HRM540
Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545
Skills of Conflict Resolution

Abstract

This subject introduces the student to some managerial decisions that are made with regard to the financial operations of the firm. Skills are developed in the identification and analysis of financial problems which will allow the student to make informed judgements with regards to the day-to-day financial operations of the firm as well as its long term strategy and position. Students are introduced to the commercial environment in which the firm operates, as it relates to its financial situation.

FIN571 - Managerial Finance will cover the following topics:

  • Operating environment of the firm
  • Recording of accounting transactions
  • The accounting cycle
  • Financial statements and their analysis
  • Time
  • Value of money
  • Risk and return
  • Capital budgeting
  • Cost of capital financial planning
  • Working capital cash
  • Marketable securities accounts receivable and inventory

Assessment

  1. Assignment 1 (1000 words - 20%)
  2. Online quiz (10%)
  3. Assignment 2 (650 words - 20%)
  4. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject provides an introduction to, and an examination of, the roles and functions of human resource management in organisations. The examination is undertaken from the perspective of how human resource management can contribute to organisational performance. The subject examines how HR functions or techniques help an organisation to perform efficiently and effectively and assist organisations to achieve a competitive advantage. In addition, the subject investigates the ethical and moral implications of these functions and techniques.

HRM502 - Human Resource Management will cover the following topics:

  • HRM - Definition, History and Purpose
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Human Resource Planning
  • Managing Diversity, Job Design and Quality of Work Life Strategically
  • Recruitment, Selection and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Performance Management and Reward Management
  • Training and Development, Career Management
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in HR
  • Research skills for HRM

Assessment

  1. Article critique (500 words - 10%)
  2. Essay (2500 words - 30%)
  3. Report (3000 words - 60%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July)

Abstract

The subject proceeds from multidisciplinary foundations and definitions of peace and conflict to examine conflict resolution theory. The subject covers the role of language in communication of interests and conflict prevention; cognitive and practical obstacles to peace making and conflict resolution; and the application of peace-making and peace building principles and problem solving techniques at personal, organisational, national and international levels.

HRM540 - Theory of Conflict Resolution will cover the following topics:

  • Peace and conflict: the meaning of these concepts;
  • Conflict resolution: some preliminary assumptions;
  • Language and logic in conflict creation and conflict resolution;
  • Foundations of conflict resolution theory;
  • Ethics and the exceptions to non-violence;
  • Theories of conflict and conflict resolution;
  • The psychology of conflict and conflict resolution;
  • Power, law and conflict;
  • Human needs, conflict and conflict resolution;
  • Communication, language and conflict resolution;
  • Conflict of values and ideologies;
  • Cultural conflicts.

Assessment

  1. Short critical essay (750 - 1000 words - 10%)
  2. Peer review of Assessment 1 (SY/US)
  3. Critical Essay (2,500 - 3,000 words - 40%)
  4. Case Study (3000 words - 40%)
  5. Forum Contributions (Weekly discussion - 10%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject is about the nature and application of the skills and processes of conflict resolution. This subject analyses the considerations related to ethical use of conflict resolution skills and it examines the strategies and approaches essential in developing conflict prevention and resolution systems in an ethically responsible manner.

HRM545 - Skills of Conflict Resolution will cover the following topics:

  • Appropriate Assertiveness
  • Mirroring and Active Listening
  • Win/Win
  • Cooperative Power
  • Managing Emotions
  • Willingness to Resolve
  • Mapping the Conflict
  • Developing Options
  • Brain Storming
  • Introduction to Negotiation and Mediation
  • Broadening Perspectives
  • Ethics and Principle in Conflict Resolution Applications
  • "Wise-Winning" versus Winning
  • Separating People from Problems
  • Fighting Fair
  • Conflict Resolution Processes in Organisational Strategy, Tactics, Operations and Organisational Design

Assessment

  1. Assignment (2000 words - 30%)
  2. Two part critical assessment question (3000 words - 50%)
  3. Assignment question (1,750 words - 20%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

ITC506
Topics in Information Technology Ethics
ITC540
IT Infrastructure Management
ITC563
IT Management Issues
MGT580
Forecasting and Risk Assessment

Abstract

This subject allows students to develop skills that are necessary to identify ethical issues that are raised as a result of the advancement of information and communications technology (ICT). The subject will cover areas such as critical thinking, professionalism, ethical theories, privacy, security and crime in cyberspace, intellectual property, freedom of speech and regulation of the internet, systems reliability, and social and ethical issues of emerging technologies. By the end of the subject students should be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral problems raised by the adoption and use of ICT and propose solutions to those moral problems.

ITC506 - Topics in Information Technology Ethics will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to ICT ethics.
  • Introduction to critical thinking techniques.
  • Professionalism and professional ethics.
  • Ethical theories and analysis.
  • Privacy.
  • Security and crime in cyberspace.
  • Intellectual property.
  • Freedom of speech and Internet content regulation.
  • Emerging technologies and ethics.
  • ICT and Society.

Assessment

Ethics analysis  (700 words - 12%), Code of Conduct (800 words - 13%), Essay (1300 words - 25%), Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject will employ a research, reporting and presentation approach using the latest ICT tools to examine and critically analyse a combination of the technical and management issues in contemporary infrastructure management, with a focus on business alignment. IT infrastructure Management evaluates new ICTs and case studies in the context of enterprise architecture. It is suitable for combinations of students in information technology, business administration and electronic commerce.

ITC540 - IT Infrastructure Management will cover the following topics:

  • Information systems.
  • IT infrastructure and support systems.
  • Data, text, and document management.
  • Network management and mobility.
  • Security, crime, compliance, and continuity.
  • E-business and e-commerce.
  • Mobile computing and commerce.
  • Web 2.0 and social media.
  • Operational planning and control systems.
  • Enterprise information systems.
  • Business intelligence and decision support.
  • IT strategic planning.

Assessment

  1. Assignment 1 (300 words - 3%)
  2. Assignment 2 (5 questions - 15%) 
  3. Assignment 3 (3 tasks - 32%)
  4. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject focuses on the role and value of information, Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) in modern organisations. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge relating to the planning, implementation and management of systems and technologies. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop a critical view and be able to constructively critique processes adopted or employed in organisations.

ITC563 - IT Management Issues will cover the following topics:

  • Organisations, environments and IT.
  • IT: concepts and management.
  • Strategic information systems.
  • IT and business process engineering.
  • Network computing: discovery, communication and collaboration.
  • Electronic commerce.
  • Impact of IT on organisations, individuals and society.
  • Transaction processing, innovative functional systems and supply chain integration.
  • Supporting management and decision making and intelligent support systems.
  • Data and knowledge management.
  • Planning for IT and IS.
  • IT economics.
  • Managing information resources, control and security.

Assessment

  1. ICT in Business - Interact2 Blog (500 words - 10%)
  2. Case Study: Analysis & Evaluation (2000 words - 16%)
  3. Critique in Info Systems & Info Technology (2500 words - 24%)
  4. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject examines the identification, measurement and management of risk using multi-disciplinary techniques. The role of the decision maker and the role of decision making heuristics and bias are studied together with key qualitative and quantitative techniques used to model, measure and treat risk. The subsequent treatment of risk through risk retention, self insurance or the transfer and avoidance of risk is also examined. The subject allows students to identify these concepts from the perspective of a risk manager, e.g., establish risks in relation to individuals, property and legal liability. Whenever possible, study examples will be based on the real-world problems encountered in the work environment of students.

MGT580 - Forecasting and Risk Assessment will cover the following topics:

  • An Introduction to Risk
  • Types of Risk
  • Psychology of Risk
  • Role of the Individual
  • Modelling Risk
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Ranking and Treating Risk
  • Transferring Risk
  • Personal Risk

Assessment

  1. Risk and the Individual (30% - 5000 words max)
  2. Measuring and Modelling Risk (35% - 5000 words max)
  3. Strategies for Managing Risk (35% - 5000 words max)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

MKT501
Marketing Management
MKT525
Digital and Social Media Marketing

Abstract

Marketing is an enterprise-wide opportunity for any organisation to understand its customers and the markets they might wish to participate in. Marketing Management is concerned with identifying, entering and developing markets and aligning the organisation's resources to achieve its goals. This subject will introduce students to key ideas, philosophies and theories that make marketing an essential activity in any organisation. Specifically, students will investigate marketing's origins and how marketing can be contextualised in the organisation as a platform to align the organisation's goals with market demand. The subject will also encourage students to investigate and discuss how marketing, contemporary marketing and customer issues can be managed in the current environment.

MKT501 - Marketing Management will cover the following topics:

  • Drivers of contemporary marketing
  • The marketing environment
  • The marketing organisation
  • Market orientation
  • Researching the organisation
  • Services, product solutions and brands
  • The contemporary marketing mix and positioning
  • Markets, customers and target markets
  • Marketing communications
  • The marketing plan
  • The target market focused marketing plan as an organisational action tool

Assessment

  1. Quiz (20 questions - SY/US)
  2. Discussion (600 words - 15%)
  3. Analysis (2500 words - 35%)
  4. Evaluation (3000 words - 35%).

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

Digital marketing is now ubiquitous. This subject develops the abilities required to plan and implement digital marketing strategies in a social media world and to integrate these with the organisations' broader marketing strategies. Students will examine how communication practices influence company motivations for creating a digital marketing strategy. Students will assess how the Internet is used as a sales and promotion medium for business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C) and consumer to consumer (C2C). They will also examine how social media has evolved as a standalone marketing tool, online consumer behavior and legal, ethical, measurement and evaluation issues that need to be addressed within digital and social media marketing programs.

MKT525 - Digital Marketing will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Communication practices applied to Digital Marketing
  • The digital Paradigm
  • Micro/Macro Environments
  • Marketing strategies for a Digital Ecosystem
  • Digital Marketing tactics
  • The Digital Marketing mix
  • B2B, B2C and C2C Digital Marketing
  • Building and Managing Content in a Digital Environment
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Evaluation and Active Listening in a digital era
  • Measurement and ROI of digital strategies
  • Understanding the Law and Ethics in Digital Marketing

Assessment

  1. Digital marketing forum posts (600 words - 20%)
  2. Digital marketing blog (2000 words - 30%)
  3. Digital marketing plan (2000 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Generic Master of Management (Information Technology) (Select any four)
ITE508
Mobile Data Architecture
ITE512
Incident Response
ITE513
Forensic Investigation
ITE514
Professional Systems Security

Abstract

This subject gives students advanced skills in designing, developing and deploying Web applications with Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft SQL Server.  Students will learn the fundamentals of Model View Controller (MVC) design and multi tier architecture.  Emphasis is placed on creating web based server data stores able to be remotely accessed via multiple platforms. Students will design and build a database, an API, and a Web application. They will ensure quality by debugging, unit testing, and refactoring of their application.

ITE508 - Mobile Data Architecture will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Web Application design
  • Designing and evaluating a Web application
  • Designing for Multiple Tiers
  • MVC and MVVM design
  • Designing for Load and Discoverability
  • Database Design and Entity Framework
  • Web API
  • Azure and Cloud Based services
  • Ensuring Quality by Debugging, Unit Testing, and Refactoring
  • Securing a Web Application
  • Source Control Systems (Git, SVN, VSO)
  • Task Management using Agile methodologies
  • Deploying a Web Application

Assessment

  1. Project Name and Summary (SY/US)
  2. Project Status Report (500 words - 30%)
  3. Project Delivery (4000 words - 70%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

In this subject students will investigate the current threats to systems and networks, along with effective countermeasures. Students will also be prepared for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam.

ITE512 - Incident Response will cover the following topics:

  • Computer attack methods
  • Computer attack vectors
  • Defence methods
  • Computer scanning
  • Platform and device-specific attacks and defences
  • Application-level attacks and defences
  • Incident handling processes
  • Legal issues
  • Recovery and restoration issues

Assessment

  1. Incident Response Plan (2500 words - 30%)
  2. Incident Report (2500 words - 30%)
  3. Final Exam (40%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.

ITE513 - Forensic Investigation will cover the following topics:

  • Computer forensic analysis.
  • The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
  • Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
  • Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
  • Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
  • Legal issues in incident handling.
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Forensic Essay (4000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

In this subject students will analyse and apply content from the ten domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals. Students in this subject will also be prepared for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²) .

ITE514 - Professional Systems Security will cover the following topics:

  • Access Control
  • Application Development Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning
  • Information Security Risk and Governance
  • Cryptography
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications Security

Assessment

  1. Access Control Policy (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  2. Incident Analysis (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

ITE516
Hacking Countermeasures
ITE518
Agile Project Management
ITE523
Virtualization
ITE526
Practical Internetworking

Abstract

In this subject students will learn how to scan, test, hack and secure computing systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defences work before learning to scan and attack networks. Students will be prepared for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) industry certification exam during this subject.

ITE516 - Hacking Countermeasures will cover the following topics:

  • Footprinting, Scanning and Enumeration.
  • Penetration Testing, System Hacking, Session Hacking and Linux Hacking.
  • Trojans, Back Doors, Viruses and Worms.
  • Sniffers.
  • Denial of Service.
  • Social Engineering.
  • Hacking networks and exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • SQL Injections.
  • Physical Security.
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots.
  • Buffer Overflows.
  • Cryptography.

Assessment

Lab Task 1 (15%), Lab Task 2 (15%), Social Engineering Essay (25%), Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

In this subject, students will analyse and apply the principles of the Agile project management approach. Students will also learn how to create and manage a successful Agile project, and to adapt the Agile method for use in creative or design projects. The key differences between Agile and other project management methodologies will also be investigated.

ITE518 - Agile Project Management will cover the following topics:

  • Agile definition and application
  • Agile principles
  • The Agile model
  • The envision phase
  • The speculate phase
  • Advanced release planning
  • The explore phase
  • The adapt and close phases
  • Scaling Agile upwards
  • Agile for creative projects

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Article Critique (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

The subject explores the installation, configuration, and management of VMware virtualization software. The subject will prepare students to take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional.

ITE523 - Virtualization will cover the following topics:

  • Subject Introduction & Virtualization Introduction
  • Virtual Machines
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Networks
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Storage
  • Access & Authentication Control
  • Resource Management & Monitoring
  • High Availability & Fault Tolerance
  • Host Scalability
  • Patch Management
  • Installing VMware vSphere Components

Assessment

  1. Practical Lab Tasks (5 tasks - 10%)
  2. Data Centre Migration & Implementation (40%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject provides students with a knowledge of fundamental networking concepts and builds the capacity of students to design, evaluate and configure various network components and protocols. Students will also prepare for Cisco industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE526 - Practical Internetworking will cover the following topics:

  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network environment management and troubleshooting networks
  • Expanding switched network
  • Routing concepts
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extensions

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Internetworking Case Study (5000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

ITE527
Server Administration
ITE528
Cross Platform App Development
ITE529
3D App Development
ITE530
iOS App Development

Abstract

The aim of this subject is to enable students to plan, deploy, optimise and maintain Microsoft Servers. Students will learn how to analyse network performance and create an optimisation strategy, design and apply a network security policy, analyse and configure Core Network Services, and design and implement an Active Directory solution. Students will also prepare for Microsoft industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE527 - Server Administration will cover the following topics:

  • Server installation and configuration.
  • Network security Policies.
  • Active Directory.
  • Group Policy.
  • Virtualization.
  • File and print services.
  • Domain Controllers.
  • Network access protection.
  • Audit policies.
  • Service authentication.
  • Network deployment.

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Server Administration Handbook (7500 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject teaches students the concepts, tools and techniques used to develop quality mobile apps for diverse platforms and devices, including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows. Students will create multi-platform apps using the PhoneGap and Xamarin.Forms cross-platform development tools. Students will also investigate the different mobile architectures and analyse different approaches for creating effective user interfaces for multiple deployment scenarios.

ITE528 - Cross Platform App Development will cover the following topics:

  • Code design and architecture for multiplatform deployment.
  • User interfaces for mobile platforms (iOS, Windows, Android).
  • Native vs hybrid applications.
  • Model, View, Controller paradigm.
  • Understanding differences between Android, iOS, and Windows implementations.
  • Views and controls.
  • Networking.
  • Data and persistence.
  • Communication with external data sources.
  • Incorporating sensors.
  • Multiplatform project management.

Assessment

  1. PhoneGap Application (25%)
  2. Major Project Proposal (5000 words - 25%)
  3. Major Project (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

Unity is a cross-platform mobile application environment featuring an underlying 2D and 3D engine. In this subject, students will learn to program the Unity platform to create, implement and critique an interactive mobile app that can be deployed across multiple devices and platforms.  Students will learn the principles of interactive 3D design, production, and management. The subject will also cover topics essential for good game design – including game narrative, animation, sprites, game physics and artificial intelligence.

ITE529 - 3D App Development will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of 3D app design
  • User interface design and production art
  • Fundamentals of 2D art, animation and sprites
  • Character animation, design, and biomechanics
  • 3D app theory and narrative
  • Designing for multiple devices and platforms
  • Scripting and programming a 3D engine
  • Artificial intelligence and 3D app logic
  • Environment art and level design
  • Social interaction and multiplayer design
  • Mobile 3D apps and future technology
  • 3D app prototyping, testing, documentation, and production management
  • Application deployment

Assessment

To be announced.

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

In this subject you will design, create, and develop native apps for Apple mobile devices using both the Objective-C and Swift programing languages.  You will learn how to utilize the tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platform using the iOS software development kit (SDK). You will also learn to prepare apps for submission to the App Store.

ITE530 - iOS App Development will cover the following topics:

  • The iOS development environment: Xcode
  • Objective-C syntax, language features and design patterns
  • Swift and the differences from Objective-C
  • Xcode Interface Builder, Storyboards, and Navigation
  • Apple User Interface Guidelines
  • Views, UI Elements and Autolayout
  • Delegates and Callbacks
  • Sensors, Hardware Access, and Multimedia
  • Local and database storage
  • Network accessibility
  • Third party library integration
  • Deployment to the store

Assessment

To be announced - first running 2017.

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

ITE531
Architecting Cloud Solutions
ITE532
Containers and Virtualisation
ITE533
Cyber Security Management
ITI581
Security Fundamentals

Abstract

This subject will help students prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect industry certification. Students will study important characteristics of a successful cloud-based implementation, including those that relate to scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness. This learning will be applied through the design of an optimal cloud-based system in accordance with a set of project requirements. 

ITE531 - Architecting Cloud Solutions will cover the following topics:

  • Designing cloud-based systems
  • Cloud implementation and deployment
  • Troubleshooting cloud-based systems
  • Project costing
  • Deployment management
  • Network design
  • Data storage
  • Cloud-based security
  • Scalability and elasticity
  • Cloud migration and hybrid architecture

Assessment

TBD - first run 2017

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject focuses on container virtualization using open-source technologies that automate the deployment of applications. Students of the subject will create and run their own custom container environment, from the base operating system through to the entire container platform. Students will also study the appropriate use of different container types and how to apply them in a business context.

ITE532 - Containers and Virtualisation will cover the following topics:

  • Container fundamentals
  • Containers versus virtual machines
  • Different container technologies
  • Configuring a container engine
  • Container virtual networking
  • Container orchestration and clustering
  • Images and containers
  • Working with remote repositories
  • Security and isolation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Controlling running containers
  • Containers in a business context

Assessment

TBD - First run 2018

Subject Availability

TBD - First run 2018

Abstract

This subject prepares students for the Certified Information Systems Management Certification (CISM), which is an international industry certification developed by ISACA. Students in this subject will investigate how to establish and maintain an information security governance framework along with the supporting processes to ensure that an organisation's information security strategy is aligned with its goals and objectives.

ITE533 - Cyber Security Management will cover the following topics:

  • Information security governance
  • Information security strategy
  • Security requirements
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Security policies
  • Asset classification models
  • Program development and management
  • Security incident management

Assessment

TBD - subject first run 2017

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject provides an introduction to the field of IT security with a focus on the areas of information systems and internetworking. Students will first survey the IT security landscape before analysing key concepts in depth. Topics covered include authentication protocols, communication and network infrastructure security, basics of encryption, application and user security, operational and organisational security, and intrusion detection systems.

ITI581 - Security Fundamentals will cover the following topics:

  • Network security
  • Network design elements and components
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Types of attacks
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Appropriate security controls
  • Disaster recovery plans and procedures
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography
  • Intrusion detection systems

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Security Case Study (5000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

MGI511
Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512
The Project Lifecycle
MGI514
Project Management Leadership
MGI518
Program and Portfolio Management

Abstract

This is an industry subject based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) methodology (as defined by the PMBoK® - Project Management Body of Knowledge) to prepare students for subsequent PMP® (Project Management Professional) or similar certification. In this subject students will look at how to initiate, plan, control and complete projects effectively and ensure that projects are performed to meet objectives within specific cost and time constraints.

MGI511 - Project Management Fundamentals will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Case Study Analysis (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Project Management Plan (3500 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject is focused on the role of the entire Project Management Lifecycle as a means of delivering organisational change. The subject will guide the student from the start of a project idea, through planning, creation of deliverables and handover to the customer or client. An appreciation of what controls and processes are needed to maximise chances of long term success will be gained. This subject will particularly help the student understand and leverage the value and importance of those phases of the project lifecycle that precede and follow the execution phase.

MGI512 - The Project Lifecycle will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Project Lifecycle and defining project success
  • Change management principles and how projects fit
  • Project definition and the business case
  • Process mapping and business analysis
  • The Project Management Plan
  • Creating a project scope and managing its changes
  • Project execution
  • The role of risk and quality on project success
  • Project communication
  • Project Closure and Handover

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Case Study Analysis (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject focuses on the leadership skills, knowledge and understanding required to deliver successful projects as the head of the project team. The typical and common challenges that threaten projects are explored in detail and participants learn how to predict, avoid and deal with these challenges for positive outcomes. Team leadership and management techniques are compared and analysed as well as techniques to handle common interpersonal challenges. The core project processes are explored in overview and particular focus is applied to risk, quality and communications. Students will learn how to effectively engage stakeholders and maintain positive support for their project whilst avoiding or overcoming typical obstacles to success.

MGI514 - Project Management Leadership will cover the following topics:

  • Project leadership versus management
  • Relationships between organisational structure, projects and those who lead them
  • Team leadership, EQ and culture
  • Dealing with conflict, politics and personalities
  • Obtaining project buy-in and alignment
  • Project integration and scope management
  • Time, cost and quality management
  • Project communications management
  • Project risk management
  • Implementing and leveraging project reporting

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Article Critique & Project Report (2500 words - 35%)
  3. Project Review Report (3000 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

Program management encompasses the coordinated management of multiple projects designed to implement strategies and deliver specific benefits. Portfolio management encompasses those programs and projects needed to achieve strategic business objectives. This subject gives students the skills and understanding required for coordinated management of multiple projects directed toward strategic business and organisational objectives. Students will learn the Project Management Institute (PMI®) processes for both program and portfolio management and will be able to apply them in the correct context and situation.

MGI518 - Program and Portfolio Management will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and definitions of project, programs and portfolios
  • Integrating projects into programs or portfolios
  • Defining Program Scope and its boundaries
  • Time, cost, quality, and resources for programs
  • Communication between PMO, projects and stakeholders
  • Risk Management between programs and projects
  • Program/Portfolio integration
  • Managing Stakeholders at the program level
  • Governance of Programs and Portfolios
  • Using portfolios for strategic change

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. An Article Critique (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

MGI522
Developing Solutions

Abstract

In this subject students will learn how to research business problems and develop solutions that meet business priorities using current solution-based investigation principles. Students will also learn how to define clear objectives and strategies for managing a business relationship and generating stakeholder buy-in and alignment.

MGI522 - Developing Solutions will cover the following topics:

  • Concepts & Buyer Needs
  • SPIN - Situation & Problem Questions
  • SPIN - Implication & Need/Payoff Questions
  • Solution Selling
  • Leveraging Relationships
  • Existing Customers
  • Capability & Solution Design
  • Closing
  • Objections & Competition
  • Management, Tools & Technologies

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Solution Proposal (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Cyber Security Specialisation (Select 4)
ITE512
Incident Response
ITE513
Forensic Investigation
ITE514
Professional Systems Security
ITE516
Hacking Countermeasures

Abstract

In this subject students will investigate the current threats to systems and networks, along with effective countermeasures. Students will also be prepared for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam.

ITE512 - Incident Response will cover the following topics:

  • Computer attack methods
  • Computer attack vectors
  • Defence methods
  • Computer scanning
  • Platform and device-specific attacks and defences
  • Application-level attacks and defences
  • Incident handling processes
  • Legal issues
  • Recovery and restoration issues

Assessment

  1. Incident Response Plan (2500 words - 30%)
  2. Incident Report (2500 words - 30%)
  3. Final Exam (40%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.

ITE513 - Forensic Investigation will cover the following topics:

  • Computer forensic analysis.
  • The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
  • Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
  • Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
  • Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
  • Legal issues in incident handling.
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Forensic Essay (4000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

In this subject students will analyse and apply content from the ten domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals. Students in this subject will also be prepared for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²) .

ITE514 - Professional Systems Security will cover the following topics:

  • Access Control
  • Application Development Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning
  • Information Security Risk and Governance
  • Cryptography
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications Security

Assessment

  1. Access Control Policy (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  2. Incident Analysis (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

In this subject students will learn how to scan, test, hack and secure computing systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defences work before learning to scan and attack networks. Students will be prepared for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) industry certification exam during this subject.

ITE516 - Hacking Countermeasures will cover the following topics:

  • Footprinting, Scanning and Enumeration.
  • Penetration Testing, System Hacking, Session Hacking and Linux Hacking.
  • Trojans, Back Doors, Viruses and Worms.
  • Sniffers.
  • Denial of Service.
  • Social Engineering.
  • Hacking networks and exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • SQL Injections.
  • Physical Security.
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots.
  • Buffer Overflows.
  • Cryptography.

Assessment

Lab Task 1 (15%), Lab Task 2 (15%), Social Engineering Essay (25%), Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

ITE533
Cyber Security Management
ITI581
Security Fundamentals

Abstract

This subject prepares students for the Certified Information Systems Management Certification (CISM), which is an international industry certification developed by ISACA. Students in this subject will investigate how to establish and maintain an information security governance framework along with the supporting processes to ensure that an organisation's information security strategy is aligned with its goals and objectives.

ITE533 - Cyber Security Management will cover the following topics:

  • Information security governance
  • Information security strategy
  • Security requirements
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Security policies
  • Asset classification models
  • Program development and management
  • Security incident management

Assessment

TBD - subject first run 2017

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject provides an introduction to the field of IT security with a focus on the areas of information systems and internetworking. Students will first survey the IT security landscape before analysing key concepts in depth. Topics covered include authentication protocols, communication and network infrastructure security, basics of encryption, application and user security, operational and organisational security, and intrusion detection systems.

ITI581 - Security Fundamentals will cover the following topics:

  • Network security
  • Network design elements and components
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Types of attacks
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Appropriate security controls
  • Disaster recovery plans and procedures
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography
  • Intrusion detection systems

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Security Case Study (5000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Specialisation (Select 4)
ITE523
Virtualization
ITE526
Practical Internetworking
ITE527
Server Administration
ITE531
Architecting Cloud Solutions

Abstract

The subject explores the installation, configuration, and management of VMware virtualization software. The subject will prepare students to take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional.

ITE523 - Virtualization will cover the following topics:

  • Subject Introduction & Virtualization Introduction
  • Virtual Machines
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Networks
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Storage
  • Access & Authentication Control
  • Resource Management & Monitoring
  • High Availability & Fault Tolerance
  • Host Scalability
  • Patch Management
  • Installing VMware vSphere Components

Assessment

  1. Practical Lab Tasks (5 tasks - 10%)
  2. Data Centre Migration & Implementation (40%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject provides students with a knowledge of fundamental networking concepts and builds the capacity of students to design, evaluate and configure various network components and protocols. Students will also prepare for Cisco industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE526 - Practical Internetworking will cover the following topics:

  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network environment management and troubleshooting networks
  • Expanding switched network
  • Routing concepts
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extensions

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Internetworking Case Study (5000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

The aim of this subject is to enable students to plan, deploy, optimise and maintain Microsoft Servers. Students will learn how to analyse network performance and create an optimisation strategy, design and apply a network security policy, analyse and configure Core Network Services, and design and implement an Active Directory solution. Students will also prepare for Microsoft industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE527 - Server Administration will cover the following topics:

  • Server installation and configuration.
  • Network security Policies.
  • Active Directory.
  • Group Policy.
  • Virtualization.
  • File and print services.
  • Domain Controllers.
  • Network access protection.
  • Audit policies.
  • Service authentication.
  • Network deployment.

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Server Administration Handbook (7500 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject will help students prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect industry certification. Students will study important characteristics of a successful cloud-based implementation, including those that relate to scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness. This learning will be applied through the design of an optimal cloud-based system in accordance with a set of project requirements. 

ITE531 - Architecting Cloud Solutions will cover the following topics:

  • Designing cloud-based systems
  • Cloud implementation and deployment
  • Troubleshooting cloud-based systems
  • Project costing
  • Deployment management
  • Network design
  • Data storage
  • Cloud-based security
  • Scalability and elasticity
  • Cloud migration and hybrid architecture

Assessment

TBD - first run 2017

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

ITE532
Containers and Virtualisation

Abstract

This subject focuses on container virtualization using open-source technologies that automate the deployment of applications. Students of the subject will create and run their own custom container environment, from the base operating system through to the entire container platform. Students will also study the appropriate use of different container types and how to apply them in a business context.

ITE532 - Containers and Virtualisation will cover the following topics:

  • Container fundamentals
  • Containers versus virtual machines
  • Different container technologies
  • Configuring a container engine
  • Container virtual networking
  • Container orchestration and clustering
  • Images and containers
  • Working with remote repositories
  • Security and isolation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Controlling running containers
  • Containers in a business context

Assessment

TBD - First run 2018

Subject Availability

TBD - First run 2018

Mobile Application Development Specialisation (Select 4)
ITE508
Mobile Data Architecture
ITE517
Windows App Development
ITE528
Cross Platform App Development
ITE529
3D App Development

Abstract

This subject gives students advanced skills in designing, developing and deploying Web applications with Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft SQL Server.  Students will learn the fundamentals of Model View Controller (MVC) design and multi tier architecture.  Emphasis is placed on creating web based server data stores able to be remotely accessed via multiple platforms. Students will design and build a database, an API, and a Web application. They will ensure quality by debugging, unit testing, and refactoring of their application.

ITE508 - Mobile Data Architecture will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Web Application design
  • Designing and evaluating a Web application
  • Designing for Multiple Tiers
  • MVC and MVVM design
  • Designing for Load and Discoverability
  • Database Design and Entity Framework
  • Web API
  • Azure and Cloud Based services
  • Ensuring Quality by Debugging, Unit Testing, and Refactoring
  • Securing a Web Application
  • Source Control Systems (Git, SVN, VSO)
  • Task Management using Agile methodologies
  • Deploying a Web Application

Assessment

  1. Project Name and Summary (SY/US)
  2. Project Status Report (500 words - 30%)
  3. Project Delivery (4000 words - 70%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject teaches students advanced skills in designing and developing applications for Windows Phones and Mobile Devices. Students will design an application that incorporates a data storage strategy, plans for bandwidth limitations, implements network connectivity detection and meets Windows Phone and mobile devices marketplace requirements.

ITE517 - Windows App Development will cover the following topics:

  • Designing Data Access Strategies
  • Designing and Implementing Notification Strategies
  • Working with Platform APIs,Tasks and Choosers
  • Designing the Application Architecture
  • Designing the User Interface and User Experience

Assessment

Project name and summary (US/SY), Project Status Report (5%), Project (45%), Online quiz (10 weekly quizzes - 10%), Final Exam (40%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject teaches students the concepts, tools and techniques used to develop quality mobile apps for diverse platforms and devices, including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows. Students will create multi-platform apps using the PhoneGap and Xamarin.Forms cross-platform development tools. Students will also investigate the different mobile architectures and analyse different approaches for creating effective user interfaces for multiple deployment scenarios.

ITE528 - Cross Platform App Development will cover the following topics:

  • Code design and architecture for multiplatform deployment.
  • User interfaces for mobile platforms (iOS, Windows, Android).
  • Native vs hybrid applications.
  • Model, View, Controller paradigm.
  • Understanding differences between Android, iOS, and Windows implementations.
  • Views and controls.
  • Networking.
  • Data and persistence.
  • Communication with external data sources.
  • Incorporating sensors.
  • Multiplatform project management.

Assessment

  1. PhoneGap Application (25%)
  2. Major Project Proposal (5000 words - 25%)
  3. Major Project (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

Unity is a cross-platform mobile application environment featuring an underlying 2D and 3D engine. In this subject, students will learn to program the Unity platform to create, implement and critique an interactive mobile app that can be deployed across multiple devices and platforms.  Students will learn the principles of interactive 3D design, production, and management. The subject will also cover topics essential for good game design – including game narrative, animation, sprites, game physics and artificial intelligence.

ITE529 - 3D App Development will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of 3D app design
  • User interface design and production art
  • Fundamentals of 2D art, animation and sprites
  • Character animation, design, and biomechanics
  • 3D app theory and narrative
  • Designing for multiple devices and platforms
  • Scripting and programming a 3D engine
  • Artificial intelligence and 3D app logic
  • Environment art and level design
  • Social interaction and multiplayer design
  • Mobile 3D apps and future technology
  • 3D app prototyping, testing, documentation, and production management
  • Application deployment

Assessment

To be announced.

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

ITE530
iOS App Development

Abstract

In this subject you will design, create, and develop native apps for Apple mobile devices using both the Objective-C and Swift programing languages.  You will learn how to utilize the tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platform using the iOS software development kit (SDK). You will also learn to prepare apps for submission to the App Store.

ITE530 - iOS App Development will cover the following topics:

  • The iOS development environment: Xcode
  • Objective-C syntax, language features and design patterns
  • Swift and the differences from Objective-C
  • Xcode Interface Builder, Storyboards, and Navigation
  • Apple User Interface Guidelines
  • Views, UI Elements and Autolayout
  • Delegates and Callbacks
  • Sensors, Hardware Access, and Multimedia
  • Local and database storage
  • Network accessibility
  • Third party library integration
  • Deployment to the store

Assessment

To be announced - first running 2017.

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation (Select 4)
ITE514
Professional Systems Security
ITE516
Hacking Countermeasures
ITE523
Virtualization
ITE526
Practical Internetworking

Abstract

In this subject students will analyse and apply content from the ten domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals. Students in this subject will also be prepared for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²) .

ITE514 - Professional Systems Security will cover the following topics:

  • Access Control
  • Application Development Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning
  • Information Security Risk and Governance
  • Cryptography
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications Security

Assessment

  1. Access Control Policy (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  2. Incident Analysis (2000-3000 words - 25%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

In this subject students will learn how to scan, test, hack and secure computing systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defences work before learning to scan and attack networks. Students will be prepared for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) industry certification exam during this subject.

ITE516 - Hacking Countermeasures will cover the following topics:

  • Footprinting, Scanning and Enumeration.
  • Penetration Testing, System Hacking, Session Hacking and Linux Hacking.
  • Trojans, Back Doors, Viruses and Worms.
  • Sniffers.
  • Denial of Service.
  • Social Engineering.
  • Hacking networks and exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • SQL Injections.
  • Physical Security.
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots.
  • Buffer Overflows.
  • Cryptography.

Assessment

Lab Task 1 (15%), Lab Task 2 (15%), Social Engineering Essay (25%), Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

The subject explores the installation, configuration, and management of VMware virtualization software. The subject will prepare students to take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional.

ITE523 - Virtualization will cover the following topics:

  • Subject Introduction & Virtualization Introduction
  • Virtual Machines
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Networks
  • Configuring & Managing Virtual Storage
  • Access & Authentication Control
  • Resource Management & Monitoring
  • High Availability & Fault Tolerance
  • Host Scalability
  • Patch Management
  • Installing VMware vSphere Components

Assessment

  1. Practical Lab Tasks (5 tasks - 10%)
  2. Data Centre Migration & Implementation (40%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This subject provides students with a knowledge of fundamental networking concepts and builds the capacity of students to design, evaluate and configure various network components and protocols. Students will also prepare for Cisco industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE526 - Practical Internetworking will cover the following topics:

  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network environment management and troubleshooting networks
  • Expanding switched network
  • Routing concepts
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extensions

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Internetworking Case Study (5000 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

ITE527
Server Administration

Abstract

The aim of this subject is to enable students to plan, deploy, optimise and maintain Microsoft Servers. Students will learn how to analyse network performance and create an optimisation strategy, design and apply a network security policy, analyse and configure Core Network Services, and design and implement an Active Directory solution. Students will also prepare for Microsoft industry certification exams during this subject.

ITE527 - Server Administration will cover the following topics:

  • Server installation and configuration.
  • Network security Policies.
  • Active Directory.
  • Group Policy.
  • Virtualization.
  • File and print services.
  • Domain Controllers.
  • Network access protection.
  • Audit policies.
  • Service authentication.
  • Network deployment.

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Server Administration Handbook (7500 words - 40%)
  3. Final Exam (45%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Project Management Specialisation (Select 4)
ITE518
Agile Project Management
MGI511
Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512
The Project Lifecycle
MGI514
Project Management Leadership

Abstract

In this subject, students will analyse and apply the principles of the Agile project management approach. Students will also learn how to create and manage a successful Agile project, and to adapt the Agile method for use in creative or design projects. The key differences between Agile and other project management methodologies will also be investigated.

ITE518 - Agile Project Management will cover the following topics:

  • Agile definition and application
  • Agile principles
  • The Agile model
  • The envision phase
  • The speculate phase
  • Advanced release planning
  • The explore phase
  • The adapt and close phases
  • Scaling Agile upwards
  • Agile for creative projects

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Article Critique (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb)

Abstract

This is an industry subject based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) methodology (as defined by the PMBoK® - Project Management Body of Knowledge) to prepare students for subsequent PMP® (Project Management Professional) or similar certification. In this subject students will look at how to initiate, plan, control and complete projects effectively and ensure that projects are performed to meet objectives within specific cost and time constraints.

MGI511 - Project Management Fundamentals will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Case Study Analysis (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Project Management Plan (3500 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 3 (Nov)

Abstract

This subject is focused on the role of the entire Project Management Lifecycle as a means of delivering organisational change. The subject will guide the student from the start of a project idea, through planning, creation of deliverables and handover to the customer or client. An appreciation of what controls and processes are needed to maximise chances of long term success will be gained. This subject will particularly help the student understand and leverage the value and importance of those phases of the project lifecycle that precede and follow the execution phase.

MGI512 - The Project Lifecycle will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Project Lifecycle and defining project success
  • Change management principles and how projects fit
  • Project definition and the business case
  • Process mapping and business analysis
  • The Project Management Plan
  • Creating a project scope and managing its changes
  • Project execution
  • The role of risk and quality on project success
  • Project communication
  • Project Closure and Handover

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Case Study Analysis (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (July)

Abstract

This subject focuses on the leadership skills, knowledge and understanding required to deliver successful projects as the head of the project team. The typical and common challenges that threaten projects are explored in detail and participants learn how to predict, avoid and deal with these challenges for positive outcomes. Team leadership and management techniques are compared and analysed as well as techniques to handle common interpersonal challenges. The core project processes are explored in overview and particular focus is applied to risk, quality and communications. Students will learn how to effectively engage stakeholders and maintain positive support for their project whilst avoiding or overcoming typical obstacles to success.

MGI514 - Project Management Leadership will cover the following topics:

  • Project leadership versus management
  • Relationships between organisational structure, projects and those who lead them
  • Team leadership, EQ and culture
  • Dealing with conflict, politics and personalities
  • Obtaining project buy-in and alignment
  • Project integration and scope management
  • Time, cost and quality management
  • Project communications management
  • Project risk management
  • Implementing and leveraging project reporting

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Article Critique & Project Report (2500 words - 35%)
  3. Project Review Report (3000 words - 50%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

MGI518
Program and Portfolio Management
MGI522
Developing Solutions

Abstract

Program management encompasses the coordinated management of multiple projects designed to implement strategies and deliver specific benefits. Portfolio management encompasses those programs and projects needed to achieve strategic business objectives. This subject gives students the skills and understanding required for coordinated management of multiple projects directed toward strategic business and organisational objectives. Students will learn the Project Management Institute (PMI®) processes for both program and portfolio management and will be able to apply them in the correct context and situation.

MGI518 - Program and Portfolio Management will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and definitions of project, programs and portfolios
  • Integrating projects into programs or portfolios
  • Defining Program Scope and its boundaries
  • Time, cost, quality, and resources for programs
  • Communication between PMO, projects and stakeholders
  • Risk Management between programs and projects
  • Program/Portfolio integration
  • Managing Stakeholders at the program level
  • Governance of Programs and Portfolios
  • Using portfolios for strategic change

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. An Article Critique (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 2 (July)

Abstract

In this subject students will learn how to research business problems and develop solutions that meet business priorities using current solution-based investigation principles. Students will also learn how to define clear objectives and strategies for managing a business relationship and generating stakeholder buy-in and alignment.

MGI522 - Developing Solutions will cover the following topics:

  • Concepts & Buyer Needs
  • SPIN - Situation & Problem Questions
  • SPIN - Implication & Need/Payoff Questions
  • Solution Selling
  • Leveraging Relationships
  • Existing Customers
  • Capability & Solution Design
  • Closing
  • Objections & Competition
  • Management, Tools & Technologies

Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15%)
  2. Solution Proposal (3500 words - 35%)
  3. Final Exam (50%)

Subject Availability

Session 3 (Nov)

Note: Assessment items are subject to change. Your official subject assessments should be confirmed in your online Subject Outline upon enrolment in that subject.

Entry requirements

There are two pathways to entry into the Master of Management (Information Technology).

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).
  2. Professional attainment and/or work experience.

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted first to the Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology). Upon successful completion of the four subjects in the Graduate Certificate, students will then be admitted with full credit into the Master of Management (Information Technology) to complete their remaining units of study.

Information on applying can be found on the How to Apply help page.

Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)

The Master of Management (Information Technology) is an articulated course that incorporates the Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology). The certificate can be stand alone or, upon successful completion, students may proceed (with full credit) into the Master of Management (Information Technology).

Fees

Domestic Students
$3150 AUD per subject
International Students
$3250 AUD per subject

More information on Fees can be found on the Fees page.

If you want to reduce your cost per course you may be eligible for credit.

Credit

Academic credit is available to students who can provide proof they have passed relevant industry certification examinations or who have completed previous study. No fees are charged for subjects students receive credit for.

Prospective students can obtain an estimate of credit entitlements from Industry Examinations by filling out the Credit Eligibility Form.

NOTE: The actual level of credit awarded will be confirmed upon acceptance into the Degree.

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