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Master of Information Technology (Majoring in Business Informatics)

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Course overview

In the expanding e-Business/e-Commerce industry, there is a growing global demand for graduates skilled with a mix of marketing, management, internet, multimedia, computing, networking, software technologies and business operation skills.

Our Master of Information Technology program provides practical and relevant skills to allow graduates of different disciplines to move into the IT industry

Students have an opportunity to specialise in Business Informatics, Computing and Networking or Interactive Technologies and Games Design.

Business Informatics is a specialist area of IT that combines information technology, management and business. It encompasses everything from utilising Information Technology, to making informed decisions in business, or to large scale data warehousing.

Our Master of Information Technology program is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the ‘Professional Level’ (its highest level).

As an IT student, you will be entitled to membership with two professional bodies: The Institute of  Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
16 months full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Study Program

This course is composed of 16 subjects including core subjects and elective as per the study plan.

Foundation Subjects

  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Database Modelling
  • Web Design and Development

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Core Subjects (All majors)

  • ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design
  • ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning
  • Advanced E-Security

Core Subjects (Major specific)

  • E-Business Technologies
  • Enterprise Database Systems - Oracle
  • Advanced Databases and Applications
  • Data Analysis and Decision Modelling
  • Data Mining

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Elective Subjects

Students to choose 4 elective subjects


For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate bachelor award.

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) Level 4.
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing from 4 of the Foundation subjects can be considered for:

  • Applicants with a minimum 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in information and communication sector.
  • Applicants with undergraduate degree from cognate discipline such as IT Cognate disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to information and communication technologies.

Advanced standing can also be considered for:

  • Applicants with a four-year relevant undergraduate program
  • Previous tertiary study where appropriate

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Companies are always in need of staff who can analyze quantitative problems and then identify and implement solutions, whatever the economic conditions. Likely roles include: consultant, data mining specialists, risk managers at financial institutions.

Professional Recognition

As an IT student you are entitled to membership with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

How to apply

Application Procedures

Prospective students can contact our friendly staff at admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au to find out more about application closing dates, assessment information, visa requirements, pre-arrival services and living in Singapore.

Apply Online

How to Apply Online and Online Application Guideline.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$46,224 S$47,936

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.