With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology and the growing integration of IT with other disciplines, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges.
This degree covers both the IT and business fields to meet the professional needs of industry.
Differential level of entry is available based on the previous experience of individual students. 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 (Design, Cloud Computing, Games Design Project Management and Business Intelligence);
- Communications (Digital Video, eCultures, Narrative and Interactive Design) and
- Business (Marketing, Globalisation, Entrepeneurship and Innovation, the Digital Economy and Business Analysis).
The Master of Information Technology at Newcastle also provides opportunities for students to study research methods and develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.
With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, the program can be completed in one and a half years full time. Of course for those who prefer part-time and on-line learning options are also available. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you.
Is it for you?
The Master of Information Technology has been designed to provide a foundation in IT, expand your skills and knowledge in emerging and advanced IT areas and provide a foundation for research skills.
The program, featuring differential levels of entry and courses from a wide range of areas is easily tailorable to meet the specific needs of individual students.
Are you are a graduate from an IT related course looking to upgrade your skills, currently working in the IT industry but have no formal qualifications, or even if your qualifications are in a different discipline and you would like pursue a career in information technology (IT)? If any of these descriptions sounds like you, then the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle program could be for you.
With the program delivered online or on campus in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, you will be provided the opportunity to apply your knowledge and new-found skills practically. This experience will have you walking away with advanced technical skills and knowledge that will help to leverage your career in its desired direction.
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.
Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:
- Business Analyst
- Database Analyst
- Project Manager
- System Manager
- Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. This program has been developed to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of traditional IT technical areas and, depending on your career goals, specialist training in emerging areas of IT and the integrated disciplines of Business and Communication.
Depending on your career goals, you can tailor your qualification by selecting seven of the following courses:
- 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering
- Big Data
- Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
- Computer Games Design
- Computer Games Production
- Database Management 2
- Digital Marketing
- Digital Video
- Distribution Computing Technologies
- eCulture and Audiences
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Foundations of Business Analysis
- Marketing Management and Planning
- Narrative and Interactive Design
- The Digital Economy
- Usability and Interaction Design
To round out your study, you will also select from a range of professional studies, such as engineering project management and project planning and management.
- Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) 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 (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Information Technology (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Information Technology discipline (or cognate discipline) 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 degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline 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 degree (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language 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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
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