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Master of Applied Information Technology

BI1704

Course details

Summary

The Master of Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an extended programme of study in their field of information technology. It requires 180 credits and has two pathways:

  • The Thesis pathway is considered to be a research-based masters programme. It includes a 90 credit level 9 thesis module and aims to prepare students for further studies, such as a doctorate.
  • The Research Project pathway is considered to be a coursework-based masters programme. It includes a 45 credit level 9 research module (a shorter form of the Thesis module). It aims to prepare students to obtain a more senior position in their field of information technology. There is a possibility of an industry internship to be integrated into this pathway.

The remaining modules in both pathways are at level 8. Students who want to take more level 8 electives will take the Research Project pathway, whereas those wishing to undertake more substantial research will take the Thesis pathway.

View programme modules

Group A: Compulsory modules for Master’s Degree with research project

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
INFO801Project Management for Information Technology815 

 

 

INFO802Research in Information Technology815 

 

 

INFO803Research Proposal815INFO802

 

 

INFO901

Research Project945

INFO801, INFO802

INFO803

 

 

 

Group B: Compulsory modules for Master’s Degree with thesis

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
INFO801Project management for Information Technology815 

 

 

INFO802Research in Information Technology815 

 

 

INFO803Research Proposal815INFO802

 

 

INFO902Thesis990INFO801, INFO802

INFO803

 

Group C: Elective modules for Master’s Degree with research project or thesis

 

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
INFO810Business Analysis for Information Technology815 

 

 

INFO811Business Intelligence815 

 

 

INFO812Management of Information Systems815

 

 

INFO813

Networks and Infrastructure815

 

 

 

 

INFO814

Security and Forensics815

 

 

 

 

INFO815

Software Development and Testing815

 

 

 

 

INFO816

Special Topic in Information Technology815

 

 

 

 

INFO821

Applied Information Technology Internship or Project830

INFO801

 

 

 

 

Group D: Elective modules for Master’s Degree with research project

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
 An approved level 8 module from another postgraduate programme815 

 

 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in positions of responsibility in business analysis, business intelligence, data analytics, information security and forensics, information technology management, project management, software development and software quality assurance.

Graduates who complete the programme with good grades (including the thesis) may be able to obtain entry to doctoral programmes within New Zealand, or overseas.

Entry criteria

Entry into this course requires:

  • A bachelor degree in Computing or Information Technology or a related subject area, with a grade average of B or better in the final year of full-time study, or equivalent in part-time study; or
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Computing or Information Technology or a related subject area, with a grade average of B or better; or
  • Equivalent as considered by the Centre's Postgraduate Programme Committee

Selection

Candidates will be required to attend a selection interview/hui and may attend with whānau support.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting February 2020

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Event Room 1, City Campus

Year 1 students starting July 2020

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Event Room 1, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

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Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

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