The Master of Information Technology, majoring in Computing & Networking advances both skills and knowledge in design, management, and maintenance of computer networks, and develops technical skills using advanced technologies.

The program emphasizes work-integrated learning and develops employability skills through practical projects and the option of an Internship increasing graduate employability.

You can complete the Master of Information Technology as an independent award or combine it with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as a joint degree.

Course Structure

The MIT, majoring in Computing and Networking is comprised of 16 subjects. Students must undertake four (4) foundation subjects, eight mandatory subjects and the choice of (4) four optional subjects. Optional subjects comprise of (2) two Information Technology and Business subjects from the information technology and business units offered by JCU Brisbane and two (2) of any appropriate Masters level subjects offered at JCU Brisbane as approved by the Campus Director. Students who satisfy the requirements of this program meet the requirements to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Foundation Subjects

  • CP5631 Internet Fundamentals
  • CP5633 Database Modelling
  • CP5638 Web Design and Development
  • CP5639 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

Mandatory Subjects

  • CP5046 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design
  • CP5047 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning
  • CP5603 Advanced e-Security
  • CP5307 Advanced Mobile Technology
  • CP5601 Advanced Data Communication Principles
  • CP5602 Advanced Algorithm Analysis
  • CP5607 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
  • CP5634 Business Intelligence and Data Mining

Optional Subjects

Select 2 CP or LB Level 5 subjects. Select any 2 Level 5 subjects

Note: Eligible students holding acknowledged cognate qualifications in Information Technology may seek exemption from the four (4) Foundation IT subjects when submitting an application to the MIT program.


Standard Trimester: 6 (2 Years)

Subject Total: 16

Fee per Subject (2018): $3,750

Total Course Fee (2018): $60,000

Academic Entry Requirements

Completion of a recognized and appropriate bachelor degree in any discipline.

AQF Framework

National policy changes as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) mean that all master level programs will need to be of two years duration where a student does not have an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline. Students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline will be eligible to complete a 1.5-year master degree.

For JCU, duration of two years is equivalent to 16 subjects. At present most of the business masters by coursework programs are 12 subjects (1.5 years of full-time study)

Following a 3 year Level 7 qualification in a non-cognate discipline, the master degree must be 2 years in duration. If the Level 7 qualification is in the same discipline area they may be 1.5 years.

English Entry Requirements

If your native language is not English you generally need to demonstrate your English language proficiency by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS or TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) (see table below). Other English language tests may also be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.

If you have successfully completed two years full-time study in which the language of instruction was English may satisfy the English language requirement. To be considered, the study must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the date of application. You will need to provide a certificate or statement issued by the Registrar’s office of that institution confirming this.

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)

PEARSON (PTE Academic): 64

TOEFL ibt: 90 (minimum writing score of 21)

TOEFL Paper: 570 (minimum test of written English score of 4.5)

Cambridge: CPE (Grade C, score 45+), CAE (Grade C, score 58+)

CEFR Level: B2/C1

Career Opportunities

As the world of information technology and social networking expands, JCU IT graduates can successfully gain employment in IT functions in government and commercial organizations. Information Technology represents one of the most exciting areas of employment for new graduates with the inevitable progression of digital technology. Employers are realizing the potential that technology has on redefining their business, hence continue to invest in this sector. The industry has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the Australian economy. Furthermore, an Australian Bureau of Statistics report found that Australians with university-level qualifications in technology have one of the best career prospects nationwide.

Potential Career Options

  • IT Help Desk Support
  • Web/Application Developer
  • IT Support Analyst
  • Test Analyst
  • ASP.Net Developer
  • Business Analyst

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