Master of Information Technology
Gain foundational IT skills plus the opportunity to specialise
Learn to analyse and solve complex IT problems. Shape your career with a specialisation including Business Analytics and Management Information Systems. Confidently adopt new technologies and processes as a highly skilled IT professional.
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On successful completion of the program students will have:
- The ability to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and design solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level
- A depth of technical expertise in at least one facet of information technology sufficient for a career in information technology together with the capacity to continue developing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise throughout their careers
- The ability to manage projects in aspects of information technology relevant to their field of study, including the ability to develop, manage and participate at all levels in team environments
- An understanding of professionalism and ethics in the context of the global information technology industry.
- The ability to communicate effectively through a range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills at an advanced level
- The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial capstone experience or a research-based project and/or piece of scholarship
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
The University of Newcastle's Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
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
English Proficiency Requirements
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.
- IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
- IELTS section minimum - 6.0
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 the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
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.
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 Business Analytics or Management Information Systems, or may even choose to complete the MIT without a specialisation.
Recommended Study Pattern
To complete the Master of Information Technology:
The MIT comprises of 160 units, in which students choose to complete a No-Specialisation or Specialisation pathway. Please note: Students at the Sydney campus may only study the No-Specialisation pathway.
- 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
No Specialisation pathway:
- Students complete 80 units of core courses and 80 units of directed courses.
Students may choose one from the following Specialisations:
- Business Analytics Specialisation: 80 units of core courses, 40 units of compulsory courses and 40 units of directed courses.
- Management Information Systems Specialisation: 80 units of core courses, 40 units of compulsory courses and 40 units of directed courses.
The above structure of courses reflects the full length of the program. Students who have been admitted to the program with advanced standing for recognised prior learning must contact the Program Convenor for details of their program structure. Each student will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Choose your subjects
Business Analytics Specialisation
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.
Management Information Systems Specialisation
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.
To view the full list of directed courses, visit the program handbook page here