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Master of Information Technology

  • CRICOS Code: 077475F

What will I study?

Overview

The Master of Information Technology is a 1-2 years degree (full-time), depending on your prior work experience and study.

Core subjects

If you’re new to information technology, you’ll undertake four core subjects in Programming and Software Development, Algorithms and Complexity, Internet Technologies and Database Systems & Information Modelling.

If you have previously undertaken study in IT or worked in the field, you may be eligible for credit, enabling you to advance into our specialised subjects.

Choose your specialisation

As a Master of Information Technology student, you’ll have the flexibility to choose your specialisation and an elective track to further hone your expertise in a field that matches your career goals and interests.

Computing

Develop the knowledge required to design, analyse, implement and evaluate IT projects and future needs in the changing context of the IT industry. You’ll learn about IT project and change management, software development, programming languages, artificial intelligence and software design.

Distributed computing

Learn how to manage complex networks of computers. Gain knowledge about cloud computing, mobile computer systems programming, high performance computing, distributed algorithms and parallel computing.

Spatial

Develop expertise in spatial databases, spatial programming web and mobile mapping and spatial services to understand how our cities work. Learn about satellite positioning, remote sensing and the Internet of Things.

Human-computer interaction

Focus on human-centred design, development and interactive technologies. Gain skills in design thinking, user-centred evaluation, social computing, information architecture and ubiquitous computing.

Internships and industry experience

Running over 10-15 weeks, you could intern at a technology, banking and finance, health or telecommunications company in our Internship subject. Alternatively, you could gain IT industry experience through the year-long Industry Based IT Experience Project and work with experienced IT professionals.

Research subjects

Undertake an in-depth research investigation, collaborating with our world leading researchers. Depending on your specialisation, you can choose between in the subjects Computing Project, Distributed Computing Project, HCI Project and Spatial IT Project.

Explore this course

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.

Students must complete 200 points, made up of 50 points of Foundation subjects, 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects (both based on the specialisation the student is enrolled in).