Master of Technology (Research)

This program aims to provide students a pathway to a research career in IT. Students without a background in IT can undertake this program and gain both the background IT knowledge plus the research skills to go on to further research oriented study.
Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

This program aims to provide students a pathway to a research career in IT. Students without a background in IT can undertake this program and gain both the background IT knowledge plus the research skills to go on to further research oriented study.

Upon completion students will have a broad understanding of Information Technology plus a strong understanding of academic research in the discipline.

This program has a course work component that is comparable to a graduate diploma in Information Technology that focuses on Software Engineering and Enterprise Systems Technology. Additionally the course work provides an exploration of required research skills and methodology training to undertake a career in research

This program also requires students to undertake an individual academic research project that is equivalent in size and depth to an Australian Honours thesis. This project will be carried out by working with a research supervisor. This project will contribute new knowledge to the chosen field.

  • Researcher

This program is primarily aimed at providing a pathway for students to go on to further study in the form of a PhD. This will allow them to pursue a career in academia, or as a researcher in industry such as Google, Microsoft, CSIRO or a University.

Course work within the program will also open up possibilities in industry depending on the courses they select. Selections made primarily from the Enterprise systems stream of courses could enable a career in cloud computing, mobility, data warehousing and business intelligence.

Selections made primarily from the Software Engineering stream of courses could enable a career in security, defence, education, aerospace, health, business and finance.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

Elective Courses (Level 7)

Semester 2

LEADERSHIP IN IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ITECH7401, 15 credit points
Elective Courses (Level 7)

Elective Courses (Level 8-9)

Year 2

Semester 1

RESEARCH PROJECT AND THESIS 1 (HONOURS)
ITECH4311, 30 credit points
Elective Courses (Level 8-9)

Elective Courses (Level 9)

Semester 2

RESEARCH PROJECT 2 (HONOURS)
ITECH4312, 30 credit points
PROFESSIONAL IT CULTURE
ITECH7402, 15 credit points
Elective Courses (Level 9)

Full-time: 12-17 hrs, Part-time: 3-12 hrs

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must have the support of a supervisor, and a proposed research project. Applicants must complete and submit the Research Proposal Form with their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CG9

CRICOS code: 088662A

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Information Technology

Course coordinator

Taiwo Oseni