Master of Information Technology

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

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) is an internationally recognised degree offering nine specialisations within the four key areas of software, business, engineering and health. Students can choose to focus on one particular area or there is the flexibility to combine subjects from related specialisations.

Specialisations include: software engineering; computer science; computer networks; multimedia technology; database management; business information systems; IT project management; health informatics; and telecommunications engineering. When graduating, a student must choose one major to be listed on their testamur.



Accreditation

The MIT is recognised as an industry-relevant award and has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society as a Professional Level course.

Course Structure

Major Foundation units Specialist units
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING OO Design
Introduction to Java
  • Enterprise-scale Software Architecture
  • E-Commerce Technology
  • Object-Oriented Application Frameworks
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Embedded Systems Programming
  • Any Computer Science unit
COMPUTER SCIENCE Algorithms
  • Computational Geometry
  • Information Visualisation
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Statistical Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Methods for Life Sciences
COMPUTER NETWORKS Internet Protocols
  • Advanced Network Technologies
  • Mobile Networks
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Pervasive Computing
MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY Digital Media Fundamentals
  • Multimedia Storage, Retrieval and Delivery
  • Multimedia Authoring and Production
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Any Computer Science unit
DATABASE MANAGEMENT Database Management Systems
  • Advanced Data Models
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Multimedia Storage, Retrieval and Delivery
  • Statistical Natural Language Processing
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS Introduction to Information Systems
  • Service Science Management and Engineering
  • Information Security Management
  • Business Process Integration
  • Strategic Information and Knowledge Management
PROJECT MANAGEMENT System Analysis and Modelling
  • Project Management in IT
  • Quantitative Methods in Project Management
  • Service Science Management and Engineering
  • Enterprise-Scale Software Architecture
  • Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
HEALTH INFORMATICS Introduction to Information Systems
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • IT in Biomedicine
  • Computational Methods for Life Sciences
  • Health Informatics Applications
  • Health Care Systems
  • Integration of Health Systems
  • Project Management in IT
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING Internet Protocols
  • Advanced Network Technologies
  • Mobile Networks
  • Error Control Coding
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Satellite Communication Systems
  • Optical Networks
  • Wireless Engineering

Admission Requirements

Master of Information Technology
To apply for entry, you must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree with credit average (or equivalent) results in a major sequence in any aspect of IT or
  • hold a Bachelor of Engineering with credit average (or equivalent) results in a major sequence in computer engineering, software engineering or telecommunications engineering or
  • have completed the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at the University of Sydney with credit average results or above or
  • have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma in Computing at the University of Sydney.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
To apply for entry, you must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree with substantial study of a relevant field of information technology or
  • hold a Bachelor of Engineering with a major sequence of study in computer engineering, software engineering or telecommunications engineering or
  • have completed the Graduate Certificate in IT at the University of Sydney with credit average results or above.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
To apply for entry, you must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree with substantial study of a relevant field of information technology or
  • a Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering or
  • be able to offer evidence of recognised prior learning which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this course.

Course duration

Master of Information Technology
2 semesters full time or part-time equivalent.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
1 semester full time and 1 semester part time, or part-time equivalent.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
1 semester full time or part-time equivalent.

Mid-year entry is available. Classes are generally held in the evening to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.