The University of Newcastle, Australia
Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Accelerated options available

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Fees

AUD38,370 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Accelerated options available

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Program code: 40177
CRICOS code: 083517F

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).

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.

View the full course list

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 accredited by the Australian Computer Society.ACS - Australian Computer Society