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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
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
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. ​

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).

*IN17 graduates wishing to continue their studies with the IN21 – Master of Information Technology (Graduate Entry) course can choose only from the following three majors: Enterprise Systems, Networks, Security or the no major option.

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).


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
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • 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
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.

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

We offer English language courses 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.

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: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

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