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This program offers a range of options to develop your ICT skills and knowledge. You'll apply cutting-edge technology to provide solutions for business, government, health and social services.
The program caters to students with a major in IT as well as those with minimal programming experience. If you have no bachelor degree or background in the area, this is the quickest and best pathway to roles in the ICT industry.
You will learn fundamental, adaptable, technical skills that can be applied to a range of platforms, with future-proof knowledge in key areas like algorithms and analysis, data mining, cloud computing and programming language design.
You will specialise in one of these industry focused areas:
- big data management
- cloud computing
- mobile computing
- software architecture
- web systems and search technology.
You’ll also have the chance to apply for an industry project at the forefront of technological innovation.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
2 years full-time.
1.5 years full-time with advanced standing.
RMIT is committed to providing students with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
You will learn through a broad mix of study modes including lectures, tutorials, practical classes, project work and seminars using face-to-face, online and other flexible delivery mechanisms.
Our industry connections ensure that program content meets the requirements of employers and matches market trends.
You will have the chance to apply to undertake an industry project.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The Master degree consists of 192 credit points. This includes four foundation level courses, advanced information technology core courses, four courses from your area of specialisation, one vocational elective and a software engineering project.
Choose one of the following specialisations:
Big data management
The world is facing an information overload thanks to the profusion of data from a diverse and growing range of new and evolving sources, including social media, mobile devices, cameras, and many more.
While the technological capacity to store information doubles every 3 years, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were created each day in 2012, producing collections of data sets that are becoming too large and complex for the capabilities of existing database management tools and traditional data processing applications.
You’ll learn to manage the challenges of big data and exploit its potential – capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualisation.
Analysis of big data can lead to key organisational insights such as identifying business trends and determining research quality, which in turn can be applied to diverse areas and projects such as delivering preventative healthcare or linking legal citations to combat crime.
Cloud computing allows computing tasks - running applications, storing data, and so on - to be carried out remotely.
The opportunity to exploit the potential economies of scale, while creating efficiencies and cost savings has given great impetus to cloud computing over recent years.You’ll gain insights into cloud computing systems, including Google AppEngine, Microsoft Azure, Yahoo’s Hadoop, Google’s MapReduce, Amazon EC2 and S3s.
With mobile technologies facilitating advances in communications, finance, and information exchange and sharing, we’ve only just begun to explore the potential for this technology.
As a platform for creating key applications for industry, government and commerce, the demand for skill sets in mobile computing systems is sure to grow, especially given the growth in internet and web-based systems.
You’ll develop skills in the key areas in mobile computing including mobile software, mobile hardware, and mobile communication and security.
At all levels, critical infrastructure relies upon information and database systems to store, process and exchange information.
Organisations with diverse functions collect, process and store vast amounts of confidential information about employees, customers, products, research and more, on computers and database systems.
Consequently, the security of this data, whether in banks or transport networks, telecommunications or utilities, has become vitally important.
You’ll develop technical and management skills to enhance security in computer systems. This is applicable to organisations whose function are varied, such as governments, the military, corporations, hospitals, financial institutions, universities or private businesses.
Software architects oversee the high-level design and structure of the ICT systems that underpin the infrastructure of an organisation.
With the accelerating growth and evolution in the technologies available for developing software applications and systems, greater efficiency and flexibility will be highly sought in organisations of all sizes.
You’ll develop a greater understanding of the high-level design and structure of the ICT systems that underpin the infrastructure of an organisation. You’ll gain expertise in advanced software development techniques and technologies, exploiting modern development environments and languages, and balancing a range of usability issues when designing solutions.
Web systems and search technology
The explosion of web resources and internet applications presents us with unprecedented choice and opportunity; however searching and deciding on what to use, choose or lose is becoming trickier.
More than ever web users need more sophisticated search technologies and effective and efficient tools for locating, managing and exchanging all sorts of information, including documents, pictures and other structured and unstructured data.
You’ll learn about the design and implementation of search engines, search engine optimisation, structured and unstructured information management and web services.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Australian Computer Society, (ACS) accredits information and communication technology-related programs that are offered by Australian universities, both onshore and offshore.
Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by the ACS. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of the ACS.
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Get the technical skills to provide technology solutions
Whether new to ICT or with a work or study background, enhance your problem-solving skills and download the technical expertise you need to provide tech solutions in a rapidly changing world.