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Postgraduate course tuition fees are generally charged at the Full Fee or Domestic Fee Paying rate. Government and University funded scholarships and financial support may be applicable for certain postgraduate courses.

Some general fee information for coursework and research study is provided below.

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At ECU, we are committed to undertaking high quality research and offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking a Doctoral or Master by research degree.

Research scholarships support Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

The Research Training Scheme provides tuition fee funding for students in selected research courses. Whilst you remain eligible for this scheme, you will not be required to pay for your tuition fees up-front, nor will you accrue a tuition fee debt for the duration of the course.

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Doctor of Information Technology

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The course has three stages: Coursework, Research Preparation and Thesis.

Comprises six coursework units making up 120 credit points. Two of the units are research preparation in nature whilst the other four are electives that students may select in their area of interest (in consultation with their research supervisor).

UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches 20
Plus 2 6000 level electives at 20 credit points
Semester 2
CSG6224Special Topic 1 20
Plus 2 6000 level electives at 20 credit points

Consists of one semester of full-time research leading to a completion of a research proposal for the Thesis Research component of the degree.

UnitDescription Points
Semester 3
CSI7104Information Technology Research Proposal 1 20
CSI7105Information Technology Research Proposal 2 20
CSI7106Information Technology Research Proposal 3 20

UnitDescription Points
Thesis Research
CSI7200Doctor of Information Technology Thesis 0

Elective Units
UnitDescription Points
CSG6206Advanced Scripting Languages 20
CSI6108Fundamentals of Software Engineering 20
CSI6109Software Design 20
CSI6110Software Development Processes 20
CSI6111Principles of Distributed Systems 20
CSI6112Software and Systems Management 20
CSI6219Principles of Project Management 20
CSI6117Computer Forensics 20
CSI6218Wireless and Mobile Computing Security 20
SCY6103Leadership in Intelligence 20
SCY6104Contemporary Intelligence 20
CSG6107Forensic Investigation and Evidence Presentation 20
CSG6108Mobile Forensics 20
CSG6223Network Forensics 20

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