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The Master of Big Data Auditing is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in professional auditing in the current era of digital transformation. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the Australian professional accountancy bodies and hence provides an opportunity for a national or international career in auditing.

The course aims to provide students with the required foundations in auditing and related areas, as well as an understanding of the way in which Fintech applications, big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain can support auditing activities and services.

The course is taught by academic staff active in research, and students are exposed to professional and scholarly developments that have been achieved through research activity. The course is at the cutting edge with business applications of digital technologies embedded across the curriculum.

This course is accredited by major accounting bodies including CPA Australia, CAANZ, and ACCA.

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2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis


On campus South Eveleigh NSW


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant field, or
  • Completion of IMC’s Postgraduate Preparation Program

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.


This course contains 21 units in auditing and related fields. All units are weighted at 6 credit points unless otherwise marked “#” which are units weighted at 3 credit points (i.e. half units).

Assumed Knowledge Required

  • TACC601 Principles of Accounting
  • TECO601 Principles of Economics
  • TSTA602 Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance

Term 1 Core Subjects

  • TLAW607 Business and Corporations Law (in Australia)
  • TACC606* Accounting Theory and Application
  • TACC607* Managerial Accounting
  • TFIN601 Corporate Finance

Term 2 Core Units

  • TACC605* Corporate Accounting
  • TACC608* Auditing and Assurance Services
  • TLAW609* Taxation Law and Practice (in Australia)
  • TTEC614 Business Intelligence in Auditing and Assurance

Term 3 Core Units

  • WBMBDA02 Auditing and Assurance Services in China
  • WBMBDA03 Corporate Governance and Internal and External Audit
  • WBMBDA05 Business Skill for IT Auditing and Project Management
  • WBMBDA06 Fraud Auditing

Term 4 Core Units

  • WBMBDA04 Internal Control and Risk Management
  • TTEC625 Big Data Applications in Auditing#
  • TTEC626 Data Visualisation and Presentation in Auditing#
  • TTEC607 Blockchain Applications in Auditing and Assurance#
  • TTEC608 Intelligent Automation Applications in Auditing and Assurance#
  • TCAP602 Digitalised Services in Auditing and Assurance Practice (Capstone)

To qualify for the degree of Master of Accounting Intelligence, a student must complete an aggregate of 18 core units (96 credit points).

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants with advanced knowledge and skills in digital business technologies, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting intelligence fields.