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Revolutionise business, entertainment and health with IT.

Explore how the latest advancements in AI and cybersecurity are impacting the world by pairing creative thinking and practical application with science and engineering. Benefit from a curriculum designed by world-leading experts and aligned with the industry.

Access internships and industry projects, and develop the technical and professional skills that will keep you agile in a constantly evolving industry. Whether it’s big data, cloud computing, software engineering or bioinformatics, you’ll be equipped to work in all types of settings – from your own start-up to multinationals, and not-for-profits.

Master of Information Technology

Create technical solutions and drive success in business, government, health, entertainment and society. Choose your specialisation and an elective track to hone your expertise in a field that matches your interests. 2 years full time or 4 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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Master of Information Systems

Prepare yourself for a dynamic career in IT management and digital business. Explore topics such as database systems, organisational processes, app development, consulting, business analysis, emerging technologies, IT strategy and governance. 2 years full time or 4 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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Master of Software Engineering

Acquire the best practice knowledge of every stage of the software development cycle from design and engineering to deployment. You can specialise in ‘Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Business’, ‘Cyber Security’, ‘Distributed Computing’ or ‘Human Computer Interaction’. 6 years part time or 3 years full time, on campus (Parkville).

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Master of Computer Science

Gain specialist skills in at least one area of knowledge systems, programming languages and distributed computing, information systems, mathematics/statistics, spatial information science or linguistics. 2 years full time or 4 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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Master of Data Science

Tailor the course to suit your interest in a specialist area of data science. Gain the technological and analytical abilities that are vital for managing and interpreting large, complex collections of data. 2 years full time or 4 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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Gain new skills in programming, designing online solutions and developing web applications. 1 year full time or 2 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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Gain programming/maths experience with the equivalent of a major in Computer Science at undergraduate level. 6 months full time or 1 year part time, on campus (Parkville).

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The course provides a pathway to the Master of Computer Science and provides the knowledge of undergraduate level computer science. 1 year full time or 2 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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An ideal starting point for those interested in joining the booming data science industry and who do not have a background in computer science or statistics. 1 year full time or 2 years part time, on campus (Parkville).

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  • The University of Melbourne is ranked # 1 in Australia for Computer Science and Information Systems
  • The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering. This world class research is the basis of the course curriculum.
  • Ranked #8 for graduate employability
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 / QS Graduate Employability 2022

Study Engineering and IT: Information Session

Monday 20 May, Melbourne Connect
Learn more about studying engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne. Join us for an in-person information session and Q&A.

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I chose to study the Master of Information Systems because of its flexibility and it gives me the opportunity to pursue many different career paths. The course work helps students grasp the complexity of real-world applications of information systems in a variety of industries and since I’m interested in UI and UX, I wanted the opportunity to choose electives within the course so I could explore my interests.

April Xu
Master of Information Systems