The Faculty periodically reviews and updates all its course offerings leading to changes in unit offerings and course structures that can impact on current students. Any changes to FIT Postgraduate degrees that may impact on your re-enrolment are outlined below.
In 2021 the Faculty of Information Technology undertook a review of the Research Stream of our Masters courses. As a result, for 2022, the minor thesis will move from an 18-point project to a 24-point project.
This change will only apply to students who commence their degree in 2022. If you commenced your PG IT degree prior to 2022 and are accepted into the research stream, you will complete an 18-point project as per your course structure. For details, check the course Handbook entry or your course map for the year you commenced your course.
New minor thesis stream
FIT5126 Master thesis part 1 (6 points)
FIT5127 Master thesis part 2 (6 points)
FIT5228 Master thesis part 3 (6 points)
FIT5229 Master thesis final (6 points)
The 24-point project must be completed across the final 2 semesters of your Masters program with 12 points in each semester.
The additional thesis unit has replaced either a free elective or an FIT elective in the course.
Students who are accepted into the Research stream in 2022 MAY have the option of transferring into the 2022 version of their course and completing a 24-point project. This will depend on the number of electives you have completed so far in your Masters and will be assessed at the time of your acceptance into the Research stream in February 2022.
New Approved Electives in Master of Information Technology and Master of Data Science
New units have been added to the approved electives lists for the 2022 course versions. Students who commence prior to 2022 will be able to complete these new units and count them towards their approved electives.
Master of Information Technology (C6001)
Master of Data Science (C6004)
FIT5205 Data in society (S1, SB)
From semester 1, 2020, all commencing IT postgraduate students will begin their studies at the Clayton campus and the Faculty will begin transitioning all current students studying at Caulfield to Clayton. The transition of students from Caulfield to Clayton will take approximately 12 months to complete (with most postgraduate units remaining at Caulfield until semester 2, 2020).
Postgraduate units offered at Clayton in semester 1, 2020
FIT5047 Fundamentals of artificial intelligence (previously Intelligent systems)
FIT5057 Project management
FIT5136 Software engineering
FIT5145 Introduction to data science
FIT5147 Data exploration and visualisation
FIT5197 Statistical data modelling (previously Modelling for data analysis)
FIT5216 Modelling discrete optimisation problems (new in 2020)
FIT9123 Introduction to business information systems
FIT9130 Systems analysis and design
FIT9131 Programming foundations in Java
FIT9132 Introduction to databases
FIT9136 Algorithms and programming foundations in Python
FIT9137 Introduction to computer architecture and networks
MAT9004 Mathematical foundations for data science
The majority of remaining postgraduate units will move to Clayton in semester 2, 2020.
Units that will remain at Caulfield in semester 2, 2020
Units no longer offered in 2020
Following the 2018/2019 course review, a number of PG units will no longer be offered. See course specific information for replacements for these if this is required.
FIT5011 Network design and performance
FIT5034 Quality of service and network management
FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice
FIT5111 Information systems development practices
FIT5141 Advanced topics in information technology
FIT5142 Advanced data mining
FIT5178 Applied project management
FIT5194 Computer based global project management
FIT5211 Algorithms and data structures
FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python
FIT9134 Computer architecture and operating systems
FIT9135 Data communications
Course specific information
Summary of course changes for 2020
In the 2020 course foundation:
- FIT9134 Computer architecture and operating systems and FIT9135 Data communications have been merged to become one unit: FIT9137 Introduction to computer architecture and networks.
- FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python has been replaced by FIT9136 Algorithms and programming foundations in Python. FIT9136 will still contain python programming, but will also cover the basics of data structure and algorithms, including their design, analysis and implementation in Python.
- All students commencing studies in 2020 will be required to complete FIT5125 IT research methods as a core unit.
- All Master’s programs have changed their core unit requirements.
- The Master of Networks and Security (C6002) has changed names to become the Master of Cybersecurity (for students commencing in 2020).
- The networks stream of the MNS has been removed and been replaced with further cybersecurity units.
- The Master of Data Science (C6004) streams in Data Analytics and Data Science have been removed.
Transition arrangements for students commencing prior to 2020
If you commenced your degree prior to 2020, you should follow the course outline for the year you commenced your studies. If you have not yet completed one or more of the pre-2020 core units that are no longer offered, follow the instructions below and enrol in the approved replacement unit.
Master of Business Information Systems (C6003)
FIT5104 – replace with FIT5122 (if you are completing the library/archive and Industry Experience streams)
– replace with a level 5 MBIS unit (if you are completing the library/archive and research streams)
The following MNS units will be offered for the final time in 2020 as we teach out the networks stream of this degree:
If you have not yet completed your two Networks stream units, you should enrol in both these units in semester 1, 2020.
Transfers to 2022 Course Structure
If you are interested in transferring to the 2022 version of any of the Master’s degrees you'll need to submit a request in writing. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and approval will depend on how far you have progressed in your current course version.