Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology program is for IT professionals who are seeking to extend and update their technical knowledge of advanced computing subjects. The program also provides an excellent retraining opportunity for professionals who wish to move to a new IT specialisation.

An internationally recognised degree, the Master of Information Technology offers six majors that can help you advance your career in diverse areas such as software, engineering, health and many other fields. You can focus on one particular area or combine subjects from related majors.

The six majors offered are:

  • Digital Media Technology
  • Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Software Engineering
  • Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Telecommunications Engineering.

The Master of Information Technology also offers a research pathway for eligible candidates planning to pursue a higher degree by research in an area related to their major.

Course Structure

The Master of Information Technology comprises core units of study, along with foundation and specialist units related to your chosen major.

There is a strong focus on project work to enhance your self-directed learning and leadership skills. Both professional and research pathways are available within all majors to allow you to gain outcomes that are directly related to industry, or to complete a research project as preparation for a higher research degree in your chosen engineering field.

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The Master of Information Technology has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society and is currently undergoing re-accreditation as a professional level course for 2015.

Reduced Volume of Learning

The Master of Information Technology is 1.5 year full time program (or part-time equivalent).

Depending on the level and type of your previous studies, you may be eligible for up to 24 credit points (6 months, based on full-time study load) of recognised prior learning. You need to apply for Recognition for Prior Learning when submitting your application.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Information Technology require one of the following:

  • 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 or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Sydney with a credit average.

Applicants holding one of these qualifications without a credit average may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.