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Information technologies

Advance your career in information systems and computing

A degree designed for IT professionals looking to update and extend their technical knowledge of advanced computing subjects or move into a new computing specialisation.

What is information technology?

The computing and information technology (IT) sector is a broad industry, with a wide range of fulfilling and ever-expanding career pathways.

Computing and information systems help us gather and translate data that changes the way the world works. From improving our day-to-day lives to solving society’s greatest challenges, software has endless benefits.

Why study information technology?

Advance your career in fields such as software engineering, health informatics, data management, data analysis and more. Our Master of Information Technology is also an excellent retraining opportunity for professionals who want to specialise in a different area of IT.

Postgraduates in information technology are specialists with in-depth knowledge and practical hands-on expertise who can influence and reinforce an organisation's technology infrastructure and support the people who use it.

As a graduate, you could be responsible for selecting and deploying software products and managing networks for an organisation. You may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, websites, systems and the IT environment in all types of industries.

If you’re interested in developing your management and technical skills specific to technology, consider the combined Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Technology Management. This degree has an accelerated two-year structure providing the opportunity to deepen your technical knowledge of complex IT environments while developing your ability to manage the design, delivery and operation of business technologies.

Why study information technology with us?

Our Master of Information Technology is an internationally recognised degree offering specialisations in software engineering, data management and analytics, digital media technology, biomedical and health informatics, networks and distributed systems or IT security.

You will have the flexibility to tailor your studies with more than 25 specialist IT units of study as well as units from electrical engineering and business.

Classes are generally held in the evening to accommodate your professional commitments and we also offer a pathway for eligible candidates planning to pursue a research degree.

The course comprises core units, specialist units, optional electives and a capstone project in which you can combine the learning you’ve completed during your degree with your prior learning and experience.

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At the master’s level, this degree will take 1.5 years full time to complete (72 credit points). The program can also be taken at the level of:

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Our students

James Charters
James Charters, Master of Information Technology
“The knowledge and skills I acquired in my graduate studies have been invaluable for my professional work. The Master of Information Technology has been an excellent investment in my development and will be crucial to realising my professional and academic goals.”
Master of Information Technology