Master of Information Technology Project Management - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 16 units to complete
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The Master of Information Technology Project Management aims to equip students with the relevant knowledge, skills, and capabilities to effectively manage  IS/IT projects. The course focuses on the key areas of IT Project Management including project portfolios, IS/IT strategy and alignment, managing IT-driven change, relationship/alliance building, management of multiple vendors, managing IS risk and complexity, and understanding the value of IS/IT investments in organisations as well as their application to professional practice and management of resources. The degree enables the individuals to apply IT Project Management skills and knowledge in a range of contexts which they could capitalise on for their current and future professional engagement and/or in their pursuit of independent life-long learning.

  • To deliver high quality industry-relevant education to prospective IT project managers and those currently working in IT project delivery wishing to progress to more senior positions
  • To develop an appreciation of factors contributing to IT project productivity and success
  • To develop the skill sets required to underpin the practice of IT project management with a sound conceptual understanding of the key issues involved.

At completion of the Master of Information Technology Project Management, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a substantial knowledge on the advanced aspects of IT Project Management including IT project portfolios in organisations, IS/IT strategic alignment, managing IT-driven change, relationship/alliance building, management of multiple vendors, managing IS/IT risk and complexity, and understanding the value of IS/IT investments in organisations
  2. Critically evaluate a range of theories, models, frameworks, and practices pertaining IT Project Management to appropriately apply them in a range of IS/IT project, management, business and organisational contexts
  3. Draw on an interdisciplinary knowledge base to approach and analyse problems from multiple points of view, make high-level independent judgements in a project management environment, and design and/or source alternative innovative solutions based on soundly articulated rationales
  4. Articulate and communicate a coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas appropriate for the problem context, the stakeholders, and the business particularly within the IS/IT project environment
  5. Evaluate, justify and articulate an appropriate response to ethical organisational and IS/IT issues and dilemmas particularly in a project management environment to a range of different stakeholders with conflicting interests
  6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of IS/IT and project management to champion technological advance and promote innovation as appropriate in various project, business and organisational environments
  7. Work in a self-reliant, independent manner, show leadership and take initiative where appropriate particularly in a diverse team environment
  8. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental research principles, research methods, and/or research design within a chosen and/or specified context in the area of IT Project Management.

The Master of Information Technology Project Management is an advanced-level course that aims to equip students with the relevant knowledge, skills and capabilities to effectively manage all aspects of IT project management. The knowledge and skills you acquire can be applied in a range of project contexts, including:

  • Business transformation projects, especially those with substantial involvement of IT
  • The acquisition and implementation of software packages for organisations, large and small
  • The management of IT portfolios, business alignment
  • IT outsourcing and offshoring projects
  • Managing IT service delivery

Admission to the Master of IT Project Management (MITPM) requires successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any discipline equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.

Applicants may be granted exemptions from particular units of study depending upon the content of their undergraduate degree and previous work experience.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management or the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management may progress to the Master of Information Technology Project Management, and will be given full credit for the units completed towards the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management or the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management (including those studied as required pre-requisite units).

A special entry provision is available for applicants without an appropriate qualification but who have significant relevant work experience (usually at least five years) and evidence of academic capability (e.g. successful completion of a Certificate or Diploma course at a TAFE with high grades or attaining a GMAT of 550 or higher). Such applicants may be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management (subject to completing the required pre-requisite units).

International applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English with a certified copy of their IELTS scores, not more than 12 months old. IELTS Score: 6.5, with no band less than 6.0 or TOEFL (paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); or, a TOEFL (internet-based) minimum score of 68 with no band less than 18.

Swinburne University will provide new students with advice about their unit enrolments at the start of their study program.

Students should complete:

  • 4 Core Introductory IS units; and
  • 10 Core ITPM units; and
  • 2 electives from the approved list of 4 electives

Students should complete any prerequisites before enrolling in the advanced units and complete INF80003 in their final study period.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

To qualify for a Master of Information Technology Project Management, a student must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:

  • 4 Core Introductory IS units; and
  • 10 Core ITPM units; and
  • 2 electives from the approved list of 4 electives

Students with a previous tertiary degree in IS or IT from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Requirements Analysis and Modelling
INF60010 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 10 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Systems Project Management
INF70005 Swinburne SP1 - - -
IT Portfolio and Program Management
INF80002 Swinburne SP1 - - -
IS/IT Research Project
INF800031 Swinburne - SP2 - -
IT Project Resource Management
INF80004 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Accounting Principles
ACC60005 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Advanced IT Project Management
INF80008 Swinburne Coming in 2017
Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Governance
INF80018 Swinburne - - SP3 -
IS/IT Risk Management
INF80043 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Systems Acquisition & Implementation Management
INF80030 Swinburne - - SP3 -

1 Students should complete this unit in their final study period.

Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Leading
ORG60001 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis
INF80014 Swinburne - - - SP4
Enterprise Systems
INF60012 Swinburne - - - SP4

Swinburne University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with substantial relevant industry experience may also apply for additional exemptions through RPL. The Faculty of Information & Communication Technologies RPL panel will assess the prior learning and experience of applicants and determine appropriate unit exemptions.

For information on how to apply for credit please refer to Swinburne’s website at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/advanced-standing-rpl.html

Also see information listed here under: Eligibility.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

2014 - 2017 Transition Arrangements

The Master of Information Technology Project Management course suite has undergone some course structure changes over the past few years. For further information, please refer to the PDF file below:

Transition Information 2014-2017

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