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Master of Information Technology Management

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Overview

If you are an IT professional or technically skilled graduate aiming to make the transition into management, the Master of Information Technology Management will help you develop the skills to manage the design, delivery and operation of business technologies effectively. It will equip you with an in-depth understanding of key areas such as data analytics, business intelligence, IT strategy and IT project management.

This professional degree program will prepare you to succeed in managing areas that use technology to expand business endeavours. It will equip you with an in-depth understanding of key areas such as data analytics, business intelligence, IT strategy and IT project management.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Study plan for this degree

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.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Assumed knowledge

Admission requirement

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology or information systems with a credit average (65 percent), or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a credit average (65 percent) and a major sequence of study in computer engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) and two year's professional work experience in the information technology industry, or equivalent qualifications or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Diploma/ Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management or Graduate Diploma in Computing, with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/ graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. 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, allowing them to obtain a Master of Information Technology in just two years of full-time study. For more details on the Graduate Diploma of Computing visit sydney.edu.au/courses/Graduate-Diploma-in-Computing .

Professional accreditation

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.
Career pathways & prospects

Graduate opportunities

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.

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Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 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 increase


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, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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 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 costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

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