There are frequent and exciting developments and changes happening in the IT industry all the time. The Master of Information Technology And Systems degree (MITS) equips you with the latest knowledge for the workplace. It is for both career changers and the ambitious, often the key to leadership and that next promotion.
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I am a team leader for an internship project for a Melbourne based organisation, involved in developing cost effective cloud-based solutions for database storage with data security, user authentication, resource scalability and load balancing. This internship has provided me with an opportunity to apply my skills to real world industry challenges.
Chirag Sorathiya – MITS Final Year, Final Semester
We understand that the MITS degree is ultimately an investment to advance your goal of getting a new job, or that promotion, or career change.
There has been huge growth in the IT industry, with a lot of opportunities as businesses have moved online, cyber security has become of increasing importance, newer technologies such as Blockchain have been becoming popular and companies using big data to improve the efficiency of their marketing and sales divisions. IT is flexible, allowing many people to work away from the office.
The MITS degree prepares you to take up senior IT positions in a wide variety of industries.
Our teaching staff support you throughout your degree to help you understand the job market, where the current opportunities are and what strategies will help you.
VIT’s Academic Dean, Professor Arun Patil, is overseeing external engagements and partnerships which will not only help students with internships during their degree but also when seeking work afterwards.
You can join the Master of Information Technology and Systems degree if you have a recognised Bachelor Degree in Information Technology (for four units RPL credits toward your postgraduate degree) or a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline.
Information on how to apply can be found here for domestic students and here for international students.
VIT’s Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) is a Post-Graduate course at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 9.
To attain the MITS qualification, total 16 units (96 Credit Points) without RPL and total 12 units (72 Credit Points) with RPL, Core units 8; Elective units 9 available to choose from; Advance elective units 7 available to choose from; Compulsory unit – Capstone Project (equal to 12 Credit Points);
Stream 1: Software Engineering
Stream 2: Analytics
Stream 3: Architecture
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS) – 4 Units, Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and Systems (GDITS) – 8 Units
MITS UNIT STRUCTURE
Foundation Core Units
MITS4001 Business Information Systems
MITS4002 Object Oriented Software Development
MITS4003 Database System
MITS4004 IT Networking and Communication
MITS5001 IT Project Management
MITS5002 Software Engineering Methodology
MITS5003 Wireless Networks and Communication
MITS5004 IT Security
MITS5501 Software Quality, Change Management and Testing
MITS5502 Developing Enterprise Systems
MITS5503 Mobile Computing
MITS5504 Interaction Design and Usability
MITS5505 Knowledge Management
MITS5506 Enterprise Application Integration
MITS5507 Business Process Modelling and Management
MITS5508 Agile Methodology
MITS5509 Intelligent Systems for Analytics
MITS5514/MDSC5002 Machine Learning
MITS5513 Distributed Systems and Block Chain Technologies Applications Development
Advance Elective Units
MITS6001 Cloud Computing
MITS6002 Business Analytics
MITS6003 Enterprise and IT Solutions Architecture
MITS6004 Enterprise Resources Planning
MITS6005 Big Data
MITS6011 Advanced Research Topics in Information Technology
MITS6012 Advanced Research Topics in Information Management
MITS WITH SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Software Quality, Change Management and Testing
Developing Enterprise Systems
Enterprise Resources Planning
Capstone Project (related to Software Development)
MITS WITH ARCHITECTURE
Business Process Modelling and Management
Enterprise Application Integration
Enterprise and IT Solutions Architecture
Capstone Project (related to IT/Software Architecture)
MITS WITH ANALYTICS
Intelligent Systems for Analytics
Capstone Project (related to Analytics)
Note: Students who enter without a prior IT related Bachelor Degree (equivalent standard to an Australian Bachelor degree) and exit early are eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS – four subjects). This exit is not available to students who enroll with a prior IT qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree (AQF 7).
What is the difference between full time and part time study?
Full time means you study 6-8 units in an academic year. Part time gives you the flexibility to take a lighter course load, which gives many working people more flexibility. Part time study is only available to students not on student visa. It is estimated each unit could take between 6 and 10 hours each week of classes, readings and assignments. This can vary depending on how quickly a student becomes familiar with the course material.
Can I enrol in the Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) degree without an undergraduate degree in a related field?
You need a minimum of an undergraduate degree to enrol in the MITS degree. It can be in any discipline and does not have to be in information technology.
Is there financial aid available?
Financial aid is available depending on your circumstances and where you are resident. Please contact our team at email@example.com to know more.
Domestic students do not have financial aid, but they may be eligible for FEE-HELP from the government and could be eligible for our scholarships.
In addition, New Zealand citizens may be eligible for FEE-HELP.
In order to be deemed eligible to access FEE-HELP a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder must:
have first entered Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child aged under 18 years of age; and
have been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, you have been physically present in Australia for at least eight out of the past 10 years) and 18 months out of the last two years at the time of application for the loan; and