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Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Technology Management (Information Security Specialisation) 12-Month / 21- Month Track

  • Masters (Coursework)

Students studying in the Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) (MSIT-ITM) program are able to undertake an Information Security Specialisation as part of their program.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
12 - 21 months full-time
Course Code
057780G, 072573M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, Aug

About this course

(CRICOS: 057780G / 072573M)

Students studying in the Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) (MSIT-ITM) program are able to undertake an Information Security Specialisation as part of their program.

The MSIT-ITM (Information Security Specialisation) focuses on the need to adapt to the changing intruder landscape and to gain deeper understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy. It draws upon the expertise in research, operations and analysis from the world-famous CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) located at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defence Education by the National Security Agency, Carnegie Mellon is uniquely qualified to provide such training.

Students studying the Information Security Specialisation graduate with a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT-ITM) with a specialisation in Information Security.

Entry requirements

Detailed information on CMU-A's entry requirements can be found at:

  • Entry Requirements for Australian Students
  • Entry Requirements for International Students

Study locations

Adelaide

Career pathways

Detailed information on MSIT students Internships and Career outcomes can be found at:

  • Internships
  • Careers

Course structure

12-Month Track

The program comprises 144 units: 96 units of core courses, 42 Information Security courses and 6 units of electives.

Full-time students complete the program over three study periods (12 months). Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program, however most complete the program in two to three years.

For successful completion, you must complete the requisite coursework and achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0.

21-Month Track

The program requires a total of 168 units: 108 units of core courses, 42 Information Security courses and 18 units of elective courses and 400 hours (approximately 10 - 12 weeks) internship. The combination of core courses and electives options to suit your career objectives, with real industry experiences through the Information Systems Project and Internship, will put you at a distinct advantage over other graduates.

Full-time students complete the program over five study periods (21 months).

For successful completion, you must complete the requisite coursework and internship, and achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0