Master of Information Technology

General

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Program Description

Overview

  • This course is suitable if you hold an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology discipline, and develop the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for senior IT-related professional positions, or you can continue into higher degree research.
  • Prepares you for careers including security and networking, data science and enterprise systems.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
  • This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
  • Choose from one of eight majors:
    • Data Science
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Security
    • Computer Science
    • Business Process Management
    • Networks
    • User Experience
    • Information Management.

Why choose this course?

If you hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than IT, and you are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course could be for you. The Master of Information Technology will develop a breadth of knowledge and deepen your understanding across varying aspects of IT. Completing one of the eight majors will give you specialist knowledge in that field:

  • Business Process Management - provides you with complementary skills and knowledge to create and align information systems to effectively support business and enable business strategy.
  • Computer Science - extends your understanding of computer programmeming beyond being a mere user of programmeming language to an appreciation of their design and implementation.
  • Data Science - provides you with the knowledge and skills to extract information from large, complex and disparate data sets, using leading-edge algorithms and tools.
  • Enterprise Systems - develop skills in engineering information systems, consisting of applications and associated information, to help to automate and streamline business processes.
  • User Experience - develops advanced knowledge & skills in user-centred design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of user experience.
  • Information Management - are you interested in the interrelationships between people, information and technology? In this major, you will explore these relationships and develop specialist skills and knowledge that will equip you for a variety of roles in the information professions.
  • Networks - provides you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required by a network administrator. You will gain experience with designing, implementing and maintaining network systems for a wide range of organizations.
  • Security - provides you with the skills and knowledge appropriate for an information security professional. You will develop skills in risk management security policies and be aware of the technical security mechanisms and issues.

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real-world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

What to expect

Information technology underpins almost every aspect of modern society, from phones to MP3 players to dashboard navigation systems, from ATMs to robotic assembly lines to satellite communication, from online booking systems to banking to instant messaging. Technology is the driver of changes in the twenty-first century and an opportunity for you to shape the future.

The range of majors offered opens opportunities for graduates across the IT sector. There is strong industry demand in traditional areas such as networks, security and enterprise systems, as well as an increase in the need for specialists in the emerging fields of data science and human-computer interaction.

The course aims to prepare students for work in a specialist IT area through a programme of study that balances theoretical content, project-based experiences and industry-oriented perspectives. You will critically review current research and apply research methods that are appropriate to IT discipline domains. This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). These accreditations are valid for students enrolling until the end of the year.

Career outcomes

Careers include business analyst, systems analyst, systems manager, data communications specialist, network administrator, network manager, database manager, electronic commerce developer, Internet professional, multimedia designer, senior programmemer, software engineer or systems programmemer.

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Professional recognition

This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). These accreditations are valid for students enrolling until the end of the year.

Course articulation

QUT offers a pathway for international students who want to study a Master of Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology (IN17) is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist information technology discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy. Upon successful completion of IN17, students are eligible for one semester of advanced standing towards the Master of Information Technology (see course description for details).

Research pathways

The master's courses provide a pathway to follow on with a research degree (Master of Philosophy, professional doctorate or PhD). Students who successfully complete IFN600 Research-Based Practice and a 48 credit point research project, are encouraged to apply for enrolment in a doctoral programme. IN20 provides direct pathways for entry to a PhD programme.

Possible careers

  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Information Officer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Programmemer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmemer
  • Systems Trainer
  • Web Designer

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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Last updated Jan 2020

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