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Master of Information Technology

Overview

Broaden your career opportunities or change direction with a postgraduate qualification in Information Technology.

If you want to build your knowledge of current and emerging IT concepts and techniques, the two-year Master of Information Technology program will advance your skills in web and software development, information systems and research, and other aspects of IT.

You'll complete compulsory and elective courses that cover a diversity of topics from introductory to advanced level, in areas including programming, information systems, networks, user-centred design, and more.

You'll undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from information technology or interaction design. And you'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to presenting your results.

Importantly, you'll be able to benefit from a flexible program, which offers a large number of elective courses, so you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Program Code
5581
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$51200
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5581
CRICOS Code
080723B
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Advance your skills in web and software development, new IT concepts and techniques.
  • Study courses covering a diversity of topics from introductory to advanced level.
  • Be involved in all aspects of IT research, from defining a topic to presenting your results.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2023

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Design Computing Studio 1 - Interactive Technology
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Relational Database Systems

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Information design lead
  • Solutions architect
  • IT manager
  • Scrum master
  • Relationship manager
  • Application developer
  • Digital learning designer
  • Analyst programmer
  • Cloud developer
  • Master data analyst

Graduate salary

Computing & information systems (postgraduate)

$56K–$77K

compared.edu.au

Average annual salary range

Information Technology (IT) Manager

$125–$145K

seek.com.au

Next steps after graduation

Master of Information Technology graduates are employed in areas as diverse as electronic commerce, information systems, technology management, computer science, health informatics, geographical information systems, and biotechnology.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Computer Society

Program accreditation

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field other than information technology, computer science, software/computer engineering, interaction design or multimedia design.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Your bachelor's degree must not contain more than 5 information technology or computer science discipline related courses.
* Please note that if a graduate certificate (or graduate diploma) from the same program suite is used as the basis of entry into the program and you do not have a degree in the relevant discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field other than information technology, computer science, software/computer engineering, interaction design or multimedia design.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Your bachelor's degree must not contain more than 5 information technology or computer science discipline related courses.
* Please note that if a graduate certificate (or graduate diploma) from the same program suite is used as the basis of entry into the program and you do not have a degree in the relevant discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Information Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$8,948

2024

$8,948

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $51,200

2024

AUD $51,200

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Information Technology are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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