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Overview

  • This course is suitable if you hold an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • 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 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 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
  • This course will undergo accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2015.
  • Choose the general Master of Information Technology, or choose from one of eight majors:
    • Data Science
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Security
    • Computer Science
    • Business Process Management
    • Networks
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Information Management.
QUT course code IN20
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2015 & 2016 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code083059E
Careers
  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Information Officer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmer
  • Systems Trainer
  • Web Designer

Details

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. Ongoing communication with the Australian Computer Society – the professional accreditation body for IT professionals – ensures that our degree meets professional standards and is able to respond to changes within the industry. 

 

Why choose this course?

If you hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than IT, and you are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course could be for you.  If you choose to complete the Master of Information Technology without a specialisation, you will develop a breadth of knowledge and deepen your understanding across varying aspects of IT.  Alternatively, completing one of the eight majors will give you specialist knowledge in that field:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Computer Science - extends your existing knowledge and skills so that you gain expertise in advanced software development techniques.
  • Business Process Management - provides you with complementary skills and knowledge to create and align information systems to effectively support business and enable business strategy.
  • 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.
  • Human Computer Interaction - develops the advanced knowledge & skills in human-centred design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of human-computer interaction.
  • Information Management - provides you with the skills and knowledge to find employment in the information management industry. You will gain awareness of the activities in which information management professionals are engaged, in various organisational contexts.

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

Following successful accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - which is expected in 2015 - graduates will satisfy the knowledge requirements for membership of ACS at Professional level.

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 (Research Masters, 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 as well as to the Faculty's Professional Doctorate, Doctor of Information Technology.

Entry requirements

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4 (on a 7 point scale).

Applicants with a completed recognised Bachelor Degree in information technology with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) may seek entry into IN21 Master of Information Technology (Graduate Entry).

 


Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
speaking6.0
writing6.0
reading6.0
listening6.0
overall6.5

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2015: $12,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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