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Master of Applied Information Technology (Level 9)(180 credits)


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  • Semester 1 Planned start date of 13 February 2017
  • Fee Guideline: $6,796
  • 18 months full time
  • City Campus, Hamilton

The Master of Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an extended programme of study, combining coursework with research, in order to prepare for further study or obtain a more senior position in their field of Information Technology.

The Master of Applied Information Technology requires 180 credits, and has two pathways: one involving a 45 credit research project and the other involving a 90 credit thesis. Students who want to take more level 8 electives will take the first pathway, whereas those wanting to undertake more substantial research will take the second pathway.

What You'll Study

The programme requires 180 credits, and candidates can choose either a project pathway, or a thesis pathway:

  • Project pathway involves a 45 credit research project;
  • Thesis pathway involves a 90 credit thesis. 

Project pathway

Students who want to take more Level 8 electives would take the project pathway, whereas those wanting to undertake more substantial in-depth research would take the thesis pathway. 

The structure for the Project Pathway consists of three compulsory Level 8 modules, and one compulsory Level 9 module: 

  • INFO801 Project Management for Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO802 Research in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
  • INFO901 Research Project (45 credits)

And an approved selection of modules worth 90 credits at Level 8 from the following list of electives.  The selection will normally include at least one of module INFO821 Applied Information Technology Project (30 credits) or module INFO822 Information Technology Internship (30 credits):  

  • INFO810 Business Analysis for Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO811 Business Intelligence (15 credits)
  • INFO812 Management of Information Systems (15 credits)
  • INFO813 Networks and Infrastructure (15 credits)
  • INFO814 Security and Forensics (15 credits) (offered from 2018)
  • INFO815 Software Development and Testing (15 credits)
  • INFO816 Special Topic in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO821 Applied Information Technology Project (30 credits) 
  • INFO822 Information Technology Internship (30 credits); or
  • An approved Level 8 module from another postgraduate programme.

Thesis pathway

The structure for the Thesis Pathway consists of three compulsory Level 8 modules, and one compulsory Level 9 module: 

  • INFO801 Project Management for Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO802 Research in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
  • INFO902 Thesis (90 credits)

And an approved selection of modules worth 45 credits at Level 8 from the following list of electives:

  • INFO810 Business Analysis for Information Technology (15 cr)
  • INFO811 Business Intelligence (15 credits)
  • INFO812 Management of Information Systems (15 credits)
  • INFO813 Networks and Infrastructure (15 credits)
  • INFO814 Security and Forensics (15 credits)
  • INFO815 Software Development and Testing (15 credits)
  • INFO816 Special Topic in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO821 Applied Information Technology Project (30 credits) 
  • INFO822 Information Technology Internship (30 credits)

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.

IELTS

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.

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.

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