Develop your career in IT through Master’s study, including work related credit, internships, projects and applied research in industry.
Focus your research on the latest developments in your area of speciality and gain internationally recognised skills and knowledge with a Master of Information Technology. This qualification has been designed for people with a bachelor’s degree in a field relating to information technology and who want to further develop their career through postgraduate study.
Whitireia & WelTec,
Wellington CBD Campus
Who Can Apply
The Master of Information Technology has been developed for graduates of Information Technology disciplines who are already working in this area and want to further develop their career through postgraduate study. All applicants should have a degree or equivalent in Information Technology or related subject with at least a B grade average at Level 7 (or 8) and relevant work experience.
This is a full-time, 180-point Master’s programme starting in July. You will complete this qualification in three consecutive semesters over 18 months, delivered by Whitireia and Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec).
The Master of Information Technology (Level 9) (MIT) is an 18 month full-time programme (180 credits). This programme requires the completion of papers plus a research component. Each paper in the Master of Information Technology is worth 15 or 30 credits and requires approximately 150 or 300 learning hours. There are two options for the research component; one is a 45 credit research report and the other a 90 credit thesis.
Students must achieve 180 credits from the approved level 8 and level 9 papers. The 180 credits must include the
following compulsory papers:
Research in Information Technology
Aims to provide students with a framework for applied research in information technology through examining research methods and publications, with particular reference to research into the impact of information technology on society. Course contains research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed), research literature, and impact of information technology on society (including digital divide, ethical issues, cultural and gender perspectives, environmental and social challenges).
Aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in conducting literature reviews, preparing research proposals and addressing ethical issues. Course contains literature searches, criteria for critical review, acknowledging sources, data collection and analysis methods, institutional requirements for approval of research, structure of research proposals, addressing ethical issues.
Students must achieve 180 credits from the approved level 8 and level 9 papers. The 180 credits must
include one of the following elective level 9 papers.
Individual Applied Research Project
A primary academic supervisor and a secondary academic supervisor, with expertise in the chosen research field supports each student. A project coordinator is assigned to manage the process for students. This course will enable students to undertake professional and applied research that contributes to professional practice in information and communications technology.
Individual Research Project – Thesis
A primary academic supervisor and a secondary academic supervisor, with expertise in the chosen research field supports each student. A project coordinator is assigned to manage the process for students. This course will enable students to plan, execute, and complete publishable applied research that contributes to the knowledge base in information and communication technology.
- Business Intelligence and Data Mining
- Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure
- Business Analysis for IT
- Multimedia Application Development for Mobile devices
- Network Security and Forensics
- Quality Assurance and Testing
- System Architecture and technology Integration
- Information Management
- Conceptual Data Modelling
- Network Design and Management
- Special Topic in IT
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“The hands-on practical elements of some of the courses and the facilitation of class discussions have been highlights so far.”LisaMIT Student