Charles Darwin University

Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) complements your other information technology qualifications helping you broaden your skill set in a specialised field. Key areas include project and risk management, current industry practices, processes and methodologies and entrepreneurship.Your studies will combine theory with practical activities giving you the opportunity to network with industry leaders.


The core units prepare students with the necessary IT skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(11 units)120cpCompulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.HIT137 Software Now HIT220 Algorithms and ComplexityHIT234 Database ConceptsHIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementPRT581 Principles of Software SystemsPRT582 Software Engineering: Process and ToolsPRT583 Process Development MethodologiesPRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) PRT574 Security Assessment in Software DevelopmentPRT580 Discrete StructuresPRT551 Risk and Reliability ManagementResearch Units (2 units)40cpResearch units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2 160cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


  • Engineering and IT

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
CDU Online International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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