Master of Information Technology (Professional)
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Faculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Science and Information Technology
Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery
All programs are taught face-to-face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.
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Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). The Master of Information Technology (Professional) meets the demands of the IT industry and is flexibly designed for those currently working within IT and those seeking a career change into high level IT managerial roles. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of Information Technology.
This degree will help you develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas applicable to a professional setting. With a large degree of hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals.
Graduates of this program will be capable of working in a senior role as software developers, network administrators, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests.
Admission is competitive and entry is restricted to those with:
- a completed Master of Information Technology or equivalent degree from another institution or
- a completed Bachelor of Information Technology or equivalent undergraduate degree from another institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
The program is only available for admission in trimesters, due to core courses being offered only on a trimester basis.
International Computer Driver's License or ACS Computer Driver's License or equivalent.
The credit granted will be determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.
Credit will only be granted for courses undertaken in the Master of Information Technology that are equivalent to those offered by the University of Newcastle. Full credit will be given for UoN courses undertaken in the Master of Information Technology.
Credit will not be granted for any Undergraduate courses.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
The Master of Information Technology (Professional) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for ACS membership. Please note ACS accreditation will be finalised (together with BIT) following approval of this new structure.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.
The program can be completed over 1.5 years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and must be comprised of the following:
- 30 units of core courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Group A - Fundamental Courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Group B - Extension Courses
- a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University of from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses
Please note that the Group B - Extension Courses require assumed knowledge gained through previous studies in the Group A - Fundamental Courses. Students are advised to complete a wide variety of Group A - Fundamental Courses to maximise their knowledge base before undertaking Group B - Extension Courses.
Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:
- successfully completed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 will be able to count them as Directed Courses towards their program.
- failed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 may enrol in an alternative course from the Directed Course List.
Students who commenced the program in 2012:
- may not count INFO6002 as a Group B Directed - Extension course.
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|Back to topCore Courses (click to hide)|
|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|INFO6050||Process Analysis and Problem Solving||10 units|
|INFO6180||Advanced Studies in Information Technology||10 units|
|INFT6304||Project Planning and Management||10 units|
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|Choose 30 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.||30 units|