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Qualification Title Master of Information Technology
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Information Systems » Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Master of Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Master of Information Technology will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical, research and technical) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Master of Information Technology will be able to:
* design, carry out and communicate the results of significant research projects in the field of information technology and relate the findings to the professional and research literature
* analyse and critique professional and research publications in information technology and related subject areas, identify practical applications and relate findings to their own research
* evaluate the positive and negative effects of existing and proposed applications of information technology and address related ethical and professional issues
* demonstrate mastery of complex concepts and theories in the field of information technology and their application in solving practical problems
* apply their analytical, research and technical capabiities to unfamiliar situations involving the application of information technology
* think critically and act responsibly when confronted with academic or professional challenges
* demonstrate high levels of skill in a research role in an organisation or as an independent consultant
* effectively and efficiently manage information technology projects and systems
Education pathways
Graduates wishing to undertake further study may be admitted into doctoral programmes in New Zealand or overseas.
Entry Requirements
Application and selection criteria for the Master of Information Technology are as follows:
Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma or postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in information technology or related subject with at least a B grade average at level 7 or higher.
Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.
Additional Criteria
In addition, the following requirements also apply to all applicants in all admission categories.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
Education Organisation Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Developed By Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3171
Status Current
Created 2015-11-27 12:31:36.0
Next Review 2020-12-31 00:00:00.0
Content
Master of Information Technology students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the Programme Manager and will follow one of two pathways.
The first pathway is designed for students who want to undertake more course work and consists of four compulsory components:
IT801 Managing ICT Projects and Systems (15 credits)
IT802 Researching ICT Issues and Trends (15 credits)
IT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
IT901 Research Project (45 credits)
and an approved selection of level 8 papers worth at least 90 credits from the following list (each worth 15 credits, except for 819):
IT811 Business Analysis
IT812 Business Intelligence
IT813 ICT Infrastructure
IT814 ICT Quality
IT815 ICT Security
IT816 Mobile Application Development
IT817 Web Application Development
IT818 Special Topic
IT819 Applied Project (30 credits)
The second pathway is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research project and consists of four compulsory components:

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