MSIT-BIDA 21-Month Track

Master of Science in Information Technology (Business Intelligence & Data Analytics) 21-Month Track

Duration 21 months full-time
Location Adelaide
Professional Work Experience Not required
Internship Required
Intakes January and August

(CRICOS: 072573M)

This program is a blended business-technology degree that combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with BIDA courses, a compulsory 400 hours of internship and an industry-based Data Analytics Capstone Project.

Customised for students seeking to develop cutting edge skills in IT Management and data analytics, the program provides you with knowledge of how technology interacts with business processes, strategy, and policy. These desirable skills, coupled with advanced knowledge in business intelligence and “big data” technologies, will put you at a distinctive advantage over other graduates. According to the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) 2015 Skills and Salary Survey Report, Australian businesses and government agencies continue to generate huge demand for analytics professionals, the median respondent earns $130,000 annually, 184% of the Australian full-time median salary.

Pittsburgh Exchange

An exchange in Pittsburgh will enable you to continue your rigorous professional development while pursuing complementary courses within the broader context of Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz College.

Students enrolled in our 21-month MSIT and MSPPM programs may participate in the exchange program for one study period but must spend their first and last study periods in Adelaide.

To be eligible, you must be in good financial standing with the university and have a cumulative QPA of 3.3 or higher.

Degree Structure

The program requires a total of 168 units: 150 units of core courses, 18 units of elective courses and a 10-12 week internship. 

Full-time students complete the program over five study periods (21 months). The program is not available part-time.

For successful completion, you must complete the requisite coursework and internship, and achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0.

Elective Courses

The electives below represent a selection of those that have been offered in the past. It is provided in order to give an indication of the type of electives that may be available in the future. However, this part of the syllabus is constantly evolving and students need to be guided by the list of the current electives shown in the course schedule. Elective courses will be offered in a variety of areas related to the technology and business of information and communication technology. These courses will be offered by resident faculty as well as by faculty from other CMU campuses through short-term visits and distance learning.

Code Course Units
95-774 Business Process Modeling 6
94-803 Consulting Lab 6
95-702 Distributed Systems 12
95-710 Economic Analysis 6
94-802 Geographic Information Systems 12
94-810 Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Systems 6
95-737 NoSQL Database Management 6
91-843 Power And Influence 6

Entry Requirements

Detailed information on CMU-A's entry requirements can be found at: 

Fees and Scholarships

Detailed information on CMU-A's fees and scholarships can be found at:

Other Related Information 

International students enrolled in the 21-month track may be eligible to apply for the Post Study Work Visa after completion of their degree.

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