Postgraduate program Master of Information Technology (MIT)
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Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
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Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 083517F
Program Code40177

Study Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) at the University of Newcastle is a broad, flexible and technical degree which offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges.

As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including IT, Communications, Management, Business and entrepreneurship.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options - at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Enhance your career opportunities - develop advanced analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.
  • Specialise your learning - the Master of Information Technology gives you the opportunity to specialise in two key interest areas - business analytics & management information systems.
  • $94,000 median starting salary (for postgraduate Computing and Information Systems graduates) - which is above the national average (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019).

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What you will study

You will develop the critical knowledge and skills required to work as an IT professional. You will also tailor your program by choosing additional courses that align with your career goals and interests.

Students can choose a specialisation in areas including business analytics or management information systems, but it will also be possible to complete the MIT without a specialisation.

NOTE: the following breakdown of courses reflects the full length program. Students who are eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning will take less courses.

Core courses:

  • Database Management 1
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Professional Practice in IT
  • Information Technology Project

Information Technology Specialisations

In the Business Analytics specialisation you will study Foundations of Business Analysis, Database Management 2, Business Intelligence for the Enterprise and Big Data. You will also choose four additional courses from a list of directed courses.

In the Management Information Systems specialisation you will study Managing Under Uncertainty, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Digital Economy and Accounting Information Systems. You will also choose four additional courses from a list of directed courses.

If you decide not to study a specialisation, you will choose eight additional courses from a list of directed courses.

Entry options and duration

This program recognises prior learning. Admission is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification

Number of years relevant industry experience*

Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)

3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study)

Zero

160

3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study)

Two

120 - 160

3 Year Bachelor (in a related field of study)

Zero

120

Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (in a non-related field of study)

Zero

120 - 160

Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (in a related field of study)

Zero

80 - 120

*Must be in a Senior IT or Management position

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

Additional documents

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

With the flexibility to tailor your Master of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise.

Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems and management.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:

  • business analyst
  • database developer
  • project manager
  • systems analyst
  • web developer
  • software developer

Professional Recognition

The Master of Information Technology is provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.ACS - Australian Computer Society

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

AQF Level 7 entry:
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study to Information Technology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program, which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study to Information Technology, who also hold a minimum of two years of relevant senior level industry experience** , will study between 120 – 160 units. Students will be advised of specific program requirements depending on the content of previous work experience.
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree in a related field of study* are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program that can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
AQF Level 8 entry:
  • Students with a four year Bachelor Honours degree in a non-related field of study to Information Technology will study between 120 – 160 units. Students will be advised of specific program requirements depending on the content of previous studies.
  • Students with a Graduate Certificate in a non-related field of study to Information Technology will study between 140 – 160 units. Students will be advised of specific program requirements depending on the content of previous studies.
  • Students with a Graduate Diploma in a non-related field of study to Information Technology will study between 120 – 140 units. Students will be advised of specific program requirements depending on the content of previous studies.
  • Students with a Graduate Diploma in a related field of study* are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program, which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor Honours degree in a related field of study* are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program, which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
*Senior level examples: senior analyst/programmer, senior developer, senior software engineering, senior business analyst, IT manager**Related fields of study may include but are not limited to IT, computing and technology

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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