Master of Information Technology Management
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Master of Information Technology Management will provide you with specialist knowledge in IT management. The course will prepare you to succeed in management in areas that use computing technology to operate and expand business endeavours.
You will study a selection of postgraduate subjects covering a core set of IT management topics. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of elective topics in order to expand your studies in related areas. The course offers a research pathway to eligible candidates who are planning to pursue a higher degree by research.
The course will be a valuable asset if you are seeking a career path in managerial roles related to information technology.
Candidates for the Master of Information Technology Management complete 72 credit points (cp) made up of at least 3 core units of study (18cp), subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.
After completing 24 cp of coursework, candidates may select 12cp of information technology project units of study. Projects are normally related to a student's area of employment.
Candidates who achieve a minimum distinction average in their first 24 cp of study may be eligible for the research pathway. Candidates pursuing a research pathway complete INFO5993 IT Research Methods (6 cp) plus COMP5702 IT Research Project A (12 cp) and COMP5704 IT Research Project B (6cp). The research project is undertaken on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic staff member, subject to the approval of the School.
Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.
Further course information
A candidate for the degree of Master of Information Technology Management must complete 24 credit points with an average mark of at least 65 before undertaking any information technology project units of study. With permission from the dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Information Technology Management who has completed 24 credit points from foundational or specialist units of study with an average mark of at least 75 may undertake research path units of study.
A capstone experience comprises one or more units of study designed by the faculty to provide you with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with your prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth.
All candidates in the Master of Information Technology Management will be required to undertake an information technology project, using the knowledge gained during the course.
Alternatively, with permission from the dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Information Technology Management who has completed 24 credit points from foundation, core or specialist units of study with an average mark of at least 75 may undertake research path units of study. In the research pathway, students complete a major piece of research in a major area offered in the course.
Course outcomes and further study
Graduates of the Master of Information Technology Management may pursue employment in areas that use computing technology to operate and expand business endeavours. The course has been specifically designed for graduates who are currently moving along, or seeking to move along, a career path through managerial roles such as project manager, program manager, general manager of operations, chief information officer or chief technology officer.
The Master of Information Technology Management has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) http://www.acs.org.au/ and has been accredited by the ACS as a professional level course in Information Technology.
The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer and commercialisation. Research activities in the School of Information Technologies focus on algorithmics and applications, enterprise computing, human-centred computing, and IT applications in health care. If you would like to be part of Sydney's IT research community, you may consider applying for admission to a higher degree by research. Students completing a research degree undertake supervised research and submit a written thesis at the completion of their studies in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy
Other study options
Individual units of study within the course may be undertaken by suitably qualified candidates who do not wish to complete an award course. Non-award candidates are students of the University, consequently on satisfactory completion of unit of study requirements, candidates receive an academic transcript showing the details of the unit or units of study undertaken, with results and grades. Subject to the approval of the dean and individual course resolutions, completed non-award study may be credited to an award course.
Units of study may also be undertaken cross-institutionally by students, subject to the approval of the dean. Cross-institutional candidates are enrolled in a postgraduate award course at another university and have approval from their home institution to complete a unit or units of study at Sydney, to be credited toward their degree. Please contact the faculty about non-award and cross-institutional study.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology Management will hold:
- a recognised bachelor’s degree with a credit average in a major sequence in any aspect of IT; or
- a recognised Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average in a major sequence in computer, software or telecommunications engineering; or
- a Graduate Diploma in Computing, Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or in Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney with a credit average; or
- a recognised bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with a credit average, with
a minimum of two years’ professional experience in IT.
Applicants holding one of these qualifications without a credit average may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Computing, from which they may transfer into the Master of Information Technology Management after satisfactorily completing at least 24 credit points with a credit average.
This Graduate Diploma in Computing / Master of Information Technology Management pathway can, subject to approval of the Academic Director, allow applicants from a non-IT background to obtain a Master of Information Technology Management in just two years full time study.
For more details on the Graduate Diploma of Computing visit sydney.edu.au/courses/Graduate-Diploma-in-Computing
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
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Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.