School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

On completion of the Master of Information Technology a graduate will have the following attributes:

In-depth knowledge of the field of study:
  • A broad understanding of ICT fundamentals
  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of information systems, software, interaction design and database technologies, including an understanding of these areas from an international perspective
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the cognate sciences that underpin ICT and how they relate to each other
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to enable understanding of ICT contexts of current and future developments in the area
  • Appreciation of the scope of professional ICT activities and an ability to participate in a broad range of work environments
Effective communication skills:
  • The ability to collect, analyse and organise information and ideas and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently, both in written and spoken forms
  • The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
  • The ability to practice as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • The ability to select and use the appropriate level, style and means of communication
  • The ability to engage effectively and appropriately with a variety of communication technologies
Independence and creativity:
  • The ability to work and learn independently
  • The ability to generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments and technologies
  • The ability to formulate and investigate problems, create solutions, innovate and improve current practices
  • The ability and skills to provide a foundation of future leadership roles
Critical judgement:
  • The ability to apply critical reasoning to issues through independent thought and informed judgement
  • The ability to process material and to critically analyse and integrate information from a wide range of sources
  • The ability to evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions using an evidence-based approach
Ethical and social understanding:
  • An understanding of social and civic responsibility
  • An appreciation of the philosophical and social contexts of ICT disciplines
  • A knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards in relation to ICT
  • A knowledge of other cultures and an appreciation for cultural diversity
  • The ability to work effectively and sensitively across all areas of society
  • An understanding of and respect for the roles and expertise of associated disciplines