8901 Master of Information Technology - Invercargill

Qualification: Masters
Level: 9
Dates:

12 February 2018

Duration:

18 months full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 180

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology will be able to:

  • Learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
  • Work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles as needed
  • Recognise, evaluate and address ICT-related ethical issues
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • Communicate effectively (orally, visually and in writing)
  • Analyse and critique ICT research literature
  • Undertake further study
  • Conduct independent research

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.

Pathway 1

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
The student will develop knowledge and skills in managing ICT projects and systems. The student will also research into established frameworks that are relevant to current industry trends.

IT802 Researching ICT Issues and Trends
The student will develop knowledge and skills in critiquing and undertaking research, assessing social impacts of ICT and analysing ethical issues in ICT practice.

IT803 Research Proposal
The student will develop expertise in preparing research proposals, including reviewing relevant literature, selecting a methodology and exploring ethical issues.  

IT901 Research Project
The student will develop expertise in conducting applied research that informs professional ICT practice.

and an approved selection of level 8 papers worth at least 90 credits from the following list:

IT811 Business Analysis
The student will develop knowledge and skills in analysing the structure and function of organisations in order to improve efficiency and productivity using ICT.

IT812 Business Intelligence
The student will develop knowledge and skills in analysing the strategic use of data warehousing, data mining and data analysis in order to obtain business intelligence.

IT813 ICT Infrastructure
The student will develop knowledge about various aspects of ICT infrastructure, including emerging digital technologies.

IT814 ICT Quality
The student will develop knowledge and skills in the application of methods and techniques used in ICT quality assurance and testing.

IT815 ICT Security
The student will develop knowledge of the impact of security on an ICT infrastructure, research into the ethical and legal implications of ICT security and cybercrime, and identify appropriate investigation strategies in the light of emerging digital technologies.

IT816 Mobile Application Development
The student will develop knowledge and skills required to create, market and deploy a mobile application.

IT817 Web Application Development
The student will develop knowledge and skills required to develop web services and applications.

IT818 Special Topic
The student will critically examine currentdevelopments and emerging issues in a specified topic area.

IT819 Applied Project
The student will be able to identify and apply appropriate ICT techniques and technologies to solve a non-trivial problem in a business, educational, industrial or similar setting.

Pathway 2

The second pathway is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research project and consists of four compulsory components:

IT801 Managing ICT Projects and Systems
The student will develop knowledge and skills in managing ICT projects and systems. The student will also research into established frameworks that are relevant to current industry trends.

IT802 Researching ICT Issues and Trends
The student will develop knowledge and skills in critiquing and undertaking research, assessing social impacts of ICT and analysing ethical issues in ICT practice.

IT803 Research Proposal
The student will develop expertise in preparing research proposals, including reviewing relevant literature, selecting a methodology and exploring ethical issues.  

IT902 Thesis
The student will develop expertise in conducting publishable research about applied ICT.

and an approved selection of level 8 papers worth at least 45 credits from the following list (each worth 15 credits, except for 819):

IT811 Business Analysis
The student will develop knowledge and skills in analysing the structure and function of organisations in order to improve efficiency and productivity using ICT.

IT812 Business Intelligence
The student will develop knowledge and skills in analysing the strategic use of data warehousing, data mining and data analysis in order to obtain business intelligence.

IT813 ICT Infrastructure
The student will develop knowledge about various aspects of ICT infrastructure, including emerging digital technologies.

IT814 ICT Quality
The student will develop knowledge and skills in the application of methods and techniques used in ICT quality assurance and testing.

IT815 ICT Security
The student will develop knowledge of the impact of security on an ICT infrastructure, research into the ethical and legal implications of ICT security and cybercrime, and identify appropriate investigation strategies in the light of emerging digital technologies.

IT816 Mobile Application Development
The student will develop knowledge and skills required to create, market and deploy a mobile application.

IT817 Web Application Development
The student will develop knowledge and skills required to develop web services and applications.

IT818 Special Topic
The student will critically examine current developments and emerging issues in a specified topic area.

IT819 Applied Project
The student will be able to identify and apply appropriate ICT techniques and technologies to solve a non-trivial problem in a business, educational, industrial or similar setting.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2017 Direct material costs of $4524 (GST inclusive).

International Fees can be found here.

The Master of Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position.

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.

English Language
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)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – CAE or CPE with a score of 176.  No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 58)
  • City of Guilds IESOL  – C1 Expert with a score of 42

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 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 must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  • 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)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – CAE or CPE with a score of 176.  No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 58)
  • City of Guilds IESOL  – C1 Expert with a score of 42

All enrolments in the Master of Information Technology are approved at the discretion of the programme manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required. The head of faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the programme.

Classes are held at our Invercargill campus, on weekdays from 9am - 4pm.

Each paper has one scheduled class per week 

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