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  • This course is suitable if you hold an undergraduate degree in an IT-related field.
  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology discipline, and develop the ability to to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As part of the course, you will undertake a significant research project, allowing you constructively apply analytical skills you will develop within an IT problem domain.
  • 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 security and networking, data science and enterprise systems.
  • Complete in 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
  • This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
  • Choose from one of eight majors:
    • Data Science
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Security
    • Computer Science
    • Business Process Management
    • Networks
    • User Experience
    • Information Management.
QUT course code IN21
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 083059E
  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmer
  • Systems Trainer
  • Web Designer


Information technology underpins almost every aspect of modern society, from phones to MP3 players to dashboard navigation systems, from ATMs to robotic assembly lines to satellite communication, from online booking systems to banking to instant messaging. Technology is the driver of changes in the twenty-first century and an opportunity for you to shape the future.

The range of majors offered opens opportunities for graduates across the IT sector. There is strong industry demand in traditional areas such as networks, security and enterprise systems, as well as an increase in the need for specialists in the emerging fields of data science and human-computer interaction.

The course aims to prepare students for work in a specialist IT area through a program of study that balances theoretical content, project-based experiences and industry-oriented perspectives. This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).  These accreditations are valid for students enrolling until the end of the year. ​

Why choose this course?

If you hold an undergraduate degree in an IT-related field and are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course could be 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 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.
  • 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.
  • User Experience - develops the advanced knowledge & skills in user-centred design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of user experience.
  • Information Management - are you interested in the interrelationships between people, information and technology? In this major, you will explore these relationships and develop specialist skills and knowledge that will equip you for a variety of roles in the information professions.
  • Networks - provides you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required by a network administrator. You will gain experience with designing, implementing and maintaining network systems for a wide range of organisations.
  • Security - provides you with the skills and knowledge appropriate for a information security professional.You will develop skills in risk management security policies and be aware of the technocal security mechanisms and issues.

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.

Career outcomes

Careers include business analyst, systems analyst, systems manager, data communications specialist, network administrator, network manager, database manager, electronic commerce developer, Internet professional, multimedia designer, senior programmer, software engineer or systems programmer.

Professional recognition

 This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).  These accreditations are valid for students enrolling until the end of the year. ​

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. IN21 provides direct pathways for entry to a PhD program.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

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).

Course fees

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

2019: $22,500 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $20,300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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