I'm in! Woohoo! I received my acceptance letter from UTS today, signed it and returned it.
I've decided to take a two-prong approach to the first few months.
First, I need to get started doing a ton of reading, some of which unfortuntately has to wait until I'm fully enrolled and have access.
Second, I'm going to take some of my initial ideas, code up a prototype and kick the tyres. I feel it's important to get a good 'feel' for the problem space so that my reading has some grounding, and I'm someone who learns best by doing.
Time to take a deep breath, gird my loins (whatever the hell that means) and prepare myself for the climb ahead.