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Overview

  • Improve your professional practice in information technology and engage in focused professional development.
  • Study up to one-third of the program as coursework.
  • Develop a high level of research skills, culminating in a research project  that makes an original contribution to knowledge in your field.
  • Complete in 2-3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time.
QUT course code IT81
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Note: Full-time: 2-3 years if coursework advanced standing is approved Part-time: 4-6 years if coursework advanced standing is approved
Start month 2017 & 2018 February, July, November
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Science and Engineering Faculty - research enquiries
CRICOS code 063035A

Details

The Doctor of Information Technology is a professional doctorate oriented towards the enhancement of professional practice and designed to focus on applied investigation and problem solving. It is appropriate for those wishing to pursue a problem within their workplace expertise. The course facilitates research aimed at improving professional practice in information technology and gives candidates an opportunity to engage in focused professional development.

This course is for individuals active in the industry and who are seeking a distinct career advantage by adding a highly respected qualification to their credentials. The structure of the professional doctorate is designed around the needs of the mature professional and can be undertaken on a part-time basis. The course provides candidates with a convenient and accessible study option to obtain a professional doctorate and is designed for those who:

  • are in positions of responsibility in public and private sector organisations and wish to augment their knowledge expertise
  • are seeking a competitive edge for career progression
  • consult to businesses in the Australian and international context.

Course design

At least two-thirds of the degree is undertaken as a research project(s) and up to one-third of the program may be undertaken as coursework. Students are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis, make an original contribution to knowledge and equip themselves with expert knowledge to enhance their professional practice.

The faculty offers coursework units specifically designed to develop research techniques and critical subject knowledge in preparation for the research study.

The Doctor of Information Technology provides focused research and coursework studies in the IT research areas.

Getting started

Choose a topic

Step 1 - Identify your research area:

Step 2 - Choose a theme from:

  • Food
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Security
  • Information

Step 3 - Contact Science and Engineering's research degree coordinator.

QUT researchers are available to discuss your topic with you to ensure it has the right scope and scale for your preferred research degree. There are also opportunities for you to align your interests with QUT’s major ongoing research programs. Explore research topics.

Find a supervisor

Connecting with a supervisor for your project is of vital importance. Finding a supervisor

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Doctor of Information Technology

The degree consists of 288 credit points— up to 96 credit points of coursework, and the balance is research. Students are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis and make an original contribution to knowledge and professional practice. The Doctor of Information Technology will provide focused research and coursework studies in the IT's research areas.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Applicants must have industry experience in a field relevant to the professional doctorate and possess one of the following:

  • a four-year degree or its equivalent with First Class or Second Class Honours Division A; or
  • a masters degree; or
  • a three-year bachelor degree and relevant industry experience; or
  • an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.

Students with exemplary professional practice and who do not meet one of the above criteria may still be eligible to apply and should consult QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty.

Before submitting an application for enrolment, potential candidates should consult the course coordinator for assistance with preparation of the appropriate application form concerning eligibility and special interests.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: $21,800 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2017: $23900 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (subject to annual review)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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Apply

How to apply for Doctor of Information Technology

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Submit your application

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