Master of Information Technology

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master of Information Technology

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Your career in information technology

With ongoing ICT skills shortages and demand for graduates growing year on year, you’ll be well placed to secure rewarding roles worldwide, whatever your tech specialization.

Why study at RMIT?

With ongoing IT skills shortages and jobs growth, tech-skilled employees are needed like never before. Choose one of our IT specializations and code your career for success.

Industry-focused skills in key areas of IT

Designed with industry partners, the program gives you essential technical skills tailored to your choice of specialization: big data management, cloud computing, mobile computing, security, software architecture or web systems and search technology.

Adapts to your needs, whatever your experience

The Master of IT gives you the future-proof knowledge and professional programming skills to build your software career with leadership potential.

Tech is top: more jobs, higher wages

ICT is one of the top 5 highest paying sectors in Australia according to SEEK, with the average salary exceeding $100,000 a year.

The Australian Department of Employment expects the number of programming jobs to grow by 18.3 percent to 116,300 in 2020.

What you will study

Whatever your programming background, the Master of Information Technology is the quickest and best pathway to a tech career.

It gives you the technical proficiency and theoretical base to keep pace with rapid changes in technology and business.

You’ll learn essential technical skills, apply them to a range of platforms, and develop expertise in IT fundamentals, such as algorithms, analytics, data mining, cloud computing, and programming.

Specialise in one of the key areas driving technological growth:

  • big data management
  • cloud computing
  • mobile computing
  • security
  • software architecture
  • web systems and search technology

How you will learn

You will learn through a broad mix of study modes including lectures, tutorials, practical classes, project work and seminars using face-to-face, online and other flexible delivery mechanisms.

Learn here, succeed anywhere

The industry is at the heart of the Master of Information Technology, with the program’s design and teaching informed by senior tech professionals.

These industry partners work with us to ensure program content meets the latest requirements of employers and matches market trends.

Courses also feature sessional teachers and guest lecturers currently working in the industry.

Such embedded professional relationships provide opportunities for internships, in addition to your final year industry project.

Details

The flexible options in the Master of Information Technology give you the tech skills and programming power to boost your career.

Whatever your programming background, the Master of Information Technology is the quickest and best pathway to a tech career.

It gives you the technical proficiency and theoretical base to keep pace with rapid changes in technology and business.

You’ll learn essential technical skills, apply them to a range of platforms, and develop expertise in IT fundamentals, such as, algorithms, analytics, data mining, cloud computing and programming.

You choose your specialisation from these key areas:

  • big data management
  • cloud computing
  • mobile computing
  • security
  • software architecture
  • web systems and search technology

Industry partners help design the program, so it matches market trends and employer needs, and you’ll undertake an industry software engineering project at the forefront of technological innovation.

Graduating as a creative problem-solver, you’ll be adept at using the latest technology to find business solutions in any context - from banking to health, to government and more.

How you will learn

RMIT is committed to providing students with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.

You will learn through a broad mix of study modes including lectures, tutorials, practical classes, project work and seminars using face-to-face, online and other flexible delivery mechanisms.

You will have access to specialised computer laboratories both for use during scheduled classes and outside scheduled class times. These laboratories provide access to a range of computing environments including a variety of database products under different operating systems.

Industry connections

The industry is at the heart of the Master of Information Technology. The program maintains substantial links with business, government and other tech-related organisations, both in Australia and internationally.

Employers and industry professionals work with our academics to ensure program and course content meets the latest requirements of employers and matches market trends.

While the program is led by academics with strong research backgrounds and links to industry, courses are also taught by sessional teachers and guest lecturers currently working in the industry.

Such embedded professional relationships mean there are opportunities to undertake internships in a professional setting and you will also be able to carry out an industry-relevant project.

Electives and program structure

The program consists of 192 credit points, which equates to two years of full-time study.

This includes four foundation courses, four advanced information technology core courses, four courses from your area or areas of specialization, one program elective (or an additional specialization course) and a software engineering project.

You can choose your specialization:

Big data management

The profusion of data generated by digital sources is creating a global information overload, but you’ll find out how big data analytics is solving real-world challenges like preventive healthcare and fighting crime.

Learn to manage big data and exploit its potential – capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.

Cloud computing

Discover how computing tasks, such as running applications and storing data, can be carried out remotely, creating efficiencies and cost savings.

You’ll gain insights into cloud computing systems, including Google AppEngine, Microsoft Azure, Yahoo’s Hadoop, Google’s MapReduce, Amazon EC2 and S3s.

Mobile computing

Mobile technologies are driving innovation in communications, finance, and information sharing, with demand growing for skilled creators of apps for industry, government, and commerce.

You’ll develop skills in the key areas in mobile computing, including mobile software, mobile hardware, and mobile communication and security.

Security

The security of information collected, stored and exchanged concerns organizations in many sectors, including banking, health, utilities, government and more.

You'll learn to enhance security in computer systems and understand the mathematical basis of network security, including cryptography, coding for reliable communication and algebra for information security.

Software architecture

Software architects design and manage ICT infrastructure for optimal efficiency, getting the most out of the latest apps, systems and new technologies.

You’ll learn to design solutions using advanced software development techniques and technologies, exploiting the latest development environments and languages, while balancing usability issues.

Web systems and search technology

With the profusion of web services and applications, the boom in data and the need for increasingly sophisticated search technologies, opportunities abound for those with specialist web skills to develop and manage the systems and services we need.

You’ll build expertise in web development and web database applications, e-commerce and enterprise systems, web security, and web document markup languages.

You’ll also learn about the design and implementation of search engines, search engine optimization, structured and unstructured information management, and web services.

Career

With ongoing ICT skills shortages and demand for graduates growing year on year, you’ll be well placed to secure rewarding roles worldwide, whatever your tech specialization.

Combining transferrable technical skills with a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, you’ll be much sought-after by employers from business, government, and other organizations.

Your career options include areas like cloud computing, web and mobile app development, eHealth, emergency services, GPS technology, and more.

Career outlook

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is among the top 5 highest paying sectors in Australia according to SEEK, with the average salary exceeding $100,000 a year.

According to the Australian Department of Employment, the number of programming jobs will grow by 18.3 percent to 116,300 by the start of 2020.

Our graduates end up in a wide variety of tech-related roles across many sectors, including business, banking, government, health and more.

Depending on your specialization, possible careers include:

Big data management: data analyst; data mining specialist; data center manager; data quality engineer; knowledge engineer; big data tech lead; database specialist; research analyst; information architect; Hadoop architect/developer; business intelligence expert.

Cloud computing: cloud solution architect; IaaS architect/developer; SaaS architect/ developer; Hadoop specialist; cloud and big data specialist.

Mobile computing: Android, iPhone, Windows mobile applications development; mobile games architect/developer; mobile architect/mobile software platform architect; mobile security expert; mobile application tech lead; IT infrastructure manager.

Security: information security specialist; information assurance professional; computer systems auditor; information consultant; information manager, with potential to progress to a role as a researcher in information security.

Software architecture: business analyst; electronic commerce developer; internet professional; multimedia design; systems design; software design; systems management; applications and analyst programming; senior programmer; software engineer; systems programmer; system architect; IT architect; software architect; or enterprise architect.

Web systems and search technology: web information architect; web security analyst; web application architect/tech lead, developer; web content manager; webmaster.

Professional recognition and accreditation

This program is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which accredits information and communication technology-related programs that are offered by Australian universities, both onshore and offshore.

Our Industry Advisory Committee is the main link between the program and industry, with membership including staff from major IT companies with global and local presence.

The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.

It’s also actively involved with life at RMIT through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

Admissions

An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline, or equivalent

OR

A minimum of five years' relevant work experience in programming (web, application, database); software engineering; system, functional or business analysis; information, system or enterprise architecture; ICT management; administration (network, systems); support (desktop, helpdesk, system); web design/media; business information systems or information systems

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Fees

2019 indicative fees

Full-fee places: AU$27,840*

* Amount quoted is the indicative 2019 tuition fee per annum, and is based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$303 maximum fee for 2019.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Fees shown above apply to 2019 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

*Fees shown above apply to 2019 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Scholarships

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

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Last updated November 14, 2018
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