Master of Information Technology and 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.


If you are an IT professional or graduates wanting to develop both technical and management skills specifically related to technology, the Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Technology Management combined degree will improve your understanding of the latest advancements in IT and how to use them to drive organisational transformation.



The degree’s accelerated two-year structure gives you the opportunity to undertake specialist study in a range of IT-related disciplines along with a program in IT management. It will deepen your technical knowledge of complex IT environments while developing your ability to manage the design, delivery and operation of business technologies.

The combined Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Technology Management is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as a professional-level course.

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

Study plan

Candidates for the degree of Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management must complete a total of 96 credit points of units of study.

After completing 24 credit points of coursework units, students who achieve Distinction average results or above may be eligible for Research Pathway units with the approval of the Program Director.

Specialisations

Further course information

Progression rules

A candidate for the degree of Master of Information Technology / 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 / Master of Information Technology Management who has completed 24 credit points of foundational or specialist units of study with an average mark of at least 75 may undertake research path units of study.

Capstone experience

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 / Master of Information Technology Management will undertake an information technology capstone project or a research pathway using the knowledge gained during the course. IT projects are completed in development, analysis, or research, and are related to a student's area of employment. In the research pathway, students complete a major piece of research in a major area offered in the course.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology / Information Technology Management are skilled professionals seeking rapid progression into senior IT management roles. The course has been designed to empower technically skilled graduates with both the technical and management aspects of advanced technologies.

Course accreditation

The Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and has been accredited by the ACS as a professional level course in Information Technology.

Further study

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.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management will hold:
- a recognised bachelor’s degree in information technology with a credit average; or
- a recognised Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average in a major sequence in computer, software or telecommunications engineering; or
- a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or
Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney with a credit average.

Applicants who do not fulfill these admission requirements may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Computing, from which they may transfer into the Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credit points with a credit average, subject to approval by the Academic Director.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.