Want to take your technical career to the next level? CSU's Master of Information Technology is highly regarded for its practical focus. This course lets you specialise in an area such as networking, security, programming, business analysis or IT management. You can combine subjects from different areas to design a course that suits your needs.

Why study this course?

CSU's Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 points) is available to students with professional IT experience or with a Bachelor degree in any discipline. You can study this course online or at our Port Macquarie campus or with the CSU Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. When choosing to study online, all subjects can be done online without the need to attend on-campus lectures or residential schools, and subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, lab simulations or chat rooms.

This course is designed for those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification, and for those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

The course is also designed to meet the needs of practising information technology professionals. For those without an undergraduate degree, entry is through the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

The Master degree consists of four core subjects, four elective subjects, and four specialisation subjects. The specialisation subjects may be from the same specialisation or across multiple specialisations. The available specialisations are Business Analysis, Computer Networking, Network Security, IT Management, Software Design and Development, and Systems Analysis.

For applicants without a bachelor degree but with experience working in the IT field, entry to this course is through either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.


The course content is flexible and may be tailored to your professional needs. You can choose subjects that relate to networking, programming, security, management, or business and systems analysis. We offer subjects from such diverse fields as digital forensics, wireless networking, cloud computing, virtualisation, and object-oriented programming.

As a distance education student, you can complete the course in two years. You can also fast-track completion by studying additional subjects, which will allow you to finish earlier. You can also choose to study fewer subjects or take a temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.

We encourage students from different educational and work-experience backgrounds to apply for this course. We offer an entry pathway for students without an undergraduate degree but with previous IT experience. In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, we also offer credit for a wide range of industry certificates from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and EMC, along with credit for previous academic study.

Access to allowances for study

Student income support may be available to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Masters by coursework degrees.

Eligible students undertaking approved Masters degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.

CSU Study Centres

CSU Study Centres offer courses in Accounting, Business and Information Technology to international students in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne. The CSU Study Centre Brisbane offers a course in Accounting. CSU Study Centres offer the latest technology, a busy calendar of student activities, and a diverse student population from all over the world. They are easily accessed by public transport and are close to shops, restaurants and city attractions.

Admission information

For admission to the Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 subjects) applicants are required to have a bachelor's level degree or higher from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent. Applicants with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology who have extensive work experience in a technology-related field at a senior level will also be considered.


  • 1.5 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time
  • CSU Study Centres: 2 years full-time
  • Port Macquarie: 2 years full-time for international students
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This course is Online, Campus based
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Jan 2020
18 - 36 months
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