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Carnegie Mellon University in Australia Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) 21-Month Track
Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) 21-Month Track

Adelaide, Australia

21 Months


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The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) 21-month track is tailored for students seeking to develop fundamental IT and IT Management skills or start their career in IT. The MSIT-ITM combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with 400 hours of internship and an industry based Information Systems Project, delivering valuable and comprehensive career experience, theory and knowledge.

Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as analytical problem solvers, you will be equipped with an integration of information technology and management skills specifically designed to prepare you for IT industry leadership roles and enable you to start or advance your career in IT and associated industries.

The MSIT-ITM program has an experienced and professional faculty that understands the needs of students and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. Our practical approach to education enables students to immediately apply for the job what they learn in the classroom.

Customised for students with or without an IT background, career or knowledge, the program provides students with knowledge of current information technologies and their business applications, and the management skills essential to successfully lead digital transformation across a wide range of industries and organisations.

The MSIT-ITM program also contains a compulsory, industry-based, 400 hours of internship and Information Systems Project. These real-world components of the program provide you with work-experience and industry knowledge to boost your career and differentiate you in the competitive global market.

The MSIT-ITM curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovation potential. You are empowered to customize your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure that students receive the support required to excel in the classroom.


  • An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University ranked No.1 in computer science schools (US News & World Report 2010) and No. 3 in the subject area of computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings 2014).
  • A study program ideal for students starting or advancing their careers.
  • This program provides eligibility for the Post Study Work Visa in Australia.
  • A 12-week industry placement internship so you can develop your skills in Australia or overseas.
  • A high-quality program that integrates management and IT theory, knowledge and skills.
  • Incorporates practical experience through the Information Systems Project.


Our MSIT-ITM program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. Students are empowered to customize their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. We are widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment, encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSIT graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems.

The MSIT-ITM 21-month track requires you to study 168 units in total comprising 138 units worth of core courses, a 12-unit Information System Project and 60 units of elective courses and 12 of internship. The combination of courses and real-world experience through the Information Systems Project and Internship, allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge.

Full-time students complete the program over five study periods. Students may commence in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting which is approximately equivalent to 1 week of study. Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements.

Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program, however, most complete the program in two to three years.

For successful completion of the MSIT-ITM program, you must complete 168 units total:

  • complete 114 units of core requirements (unless exempt).
  • complete 54 units of electives.
  • complete a 24 unit Information Systems Project.
  • complete 400 hours of internship.
  • achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0.


Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. The internship study period incurs no tuition cost.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We offer a range of academic merit-based scholarships for students who seek financial support in their studies.

Financial Aid for U.S. Students is administered by the Heinz College Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh.


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