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Master of Information Technology

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
083059E

Highlights

  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology (IT) discipline, and develop the ability to to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for senior IT-related professional positions, or you can continue into higher degree research.
  • Prepares you for careers including cyber security and networking, data science and enterprise systems.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
  • This course has Professional Accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). 
  • Choose from one of eight majors:
    • Business Analysis (new for 2020)
    • Business Process Management
    • Computer Science
    • Cyber Security and Networks (updated for 2020)
    • Data Science
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Executive IT (new for 2020)
    • Software Development (new for 2020).

Highlights

  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology (IT) discipline, and develop the ability to to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for senior IT-related professional positions, or you can continue into higher degree research.
  • Prepares you for careers including cyber security and networking, data science and enterprise systems.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
  • This course has Professional Accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). 
  • Choose from one of eight majors:
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Process Management
    • Computer Science
    • Cyber Security and Networks (updated for 2020)
    • Data Science
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Executive IT (new for 2020)
    • Software Development (new for 2020).

Why choose this course?

If you want knowledge and skills in new technological trends, and are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course is for you. The Master of Information Technology will develop a breadth of knowledge and deepen your understanding across varying aspects of IT. Completing one of the eight majors will give you specialist knowledge in that field:

  • Business Analysis (new) - design and problem solving skills will allow you to critically analyse complex work environments, assess alternate information systems solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Business Process Management - provides you with complementary skills and knowledge to create and align information systems to effectively support business and enable business strategy.  
  • Computer Science - extends your understanding of computer programming beyond being a mere user of programming language to an appreciation of their design and implementation.
  • Cyber Security and Networks (new) - you will develop abilities in the investigation and appraisal of complex cyber security and networking challenges.
  • Data Science - provides you with the knowledge and skills to extract information from large, complex and disparate data sets, using leading edge algorithms and tools.
  • Enterprise Systems - develop skills in engineering information systems, consisting of applications and associated information, to help to automate and streamline business processes.
  • Executive IT (new) - develop tactical and strategic IT management skills, with units related to IT governance, information systems consulting and advanced enterprise architecture.
  • Software Development (new) - provides further expertise in the design of emerging technologies and the development of mobile, web and cloud computing solutions, all of which are in high demand.

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

Learn from the best

The most recent QILT data shows the overall quality of the QUT postgraduate IT experience is one of the best in Queensland, with our courses score well over the national average for overall student satisfaction (80.3%).  We are above the national average for 5 or the 6 QILT quality indicators, and lead Australia in student satisfaction related to skill development (89%).

What to expect

All market sectors are embracing new digital and technological advances to ensure they remain competitive (source: Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)).  The prevalence of digital technologies in industry is resulting in growing demand for savvy IT professionals across a diverse range of sectors and roles.

Fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things continue to evolve rapidly.  Business investment in these areas continues to grow, as does the demand for expertise in these areas (source: Australia’s Digital Pulse, ACS/Deloitte).

In response to emerging industry trends, QUT has revised our postgraduate IT offerings.  In our Master of Information Technology, we are offering three new majors, and have updated our existing majors to align with those emerging IT industry trends.

We offer one of the largest choice of study specialisations within a postgraduate IT degree with eight majors, ranging from those connecting IT to business domains (e.g. Business Analysis) to those  highly technically in nature (e.g. Software Development).

This course has Professional Accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course is designed to facilitate learning for an unknown future. As a graduate, you will be proficient in IT knowledge production and use. You will have had the opportunity to apply this
knowledge in a range of real world contexts. You will be effective in complex and creative problem solving, bringing an understanding of IT as a field of rapid change and emerging innovation.

You will be qualified to work with IT service providers, consultancies and vendors, and readily employed in software and application development companies. Additionally, you willl be in strong demand in government departments, the finance and banking sector, and within healthcare, advanced manufacturing, engineering, mining and agriculture.

Professional recognition

This course is Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditated, giving graduates eligibility for ACS membership, recognition by ACS for certification and migration skills assessment, and international recognition by signatories of the Seoul Accord.

Course articulation

QUT offers an pathway for international students who want to study a Master of Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology (IN17) is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist information technology discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy. Upon successful completion of IN17, students are eligible for one semester of advanced standing towards the Master of Information Technology (see course description for details).

Research pathways

The masters courses provide a pathway to follow on with a research degree (Master of Philosophy, professional doctorate or PhD). Students who successfully complete IFN600 Research Based Practice and a 48 credit point research project, are encouraged to apply for enrolment in a doctoral program. IN20 provides direct pathways for entry to a PhD program.

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Data Systems Developer
  • Data-Driven Decision Maker
  • Enterprise Consultant
  • Enterprise architect
  • IT project manager
  • Information Officer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmer
  • Systems Trainer
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
IN20
CRICOS code
083059E
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Applicants with a completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) may be eligible for entry into IN21 Master of Information Technology (Graduate Entry).

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020: $24,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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