Master of Information Technology

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC54
First-year fee
$25,974 dffpifyf
International student from Vietnam My Linh Le studies at her computer.

Overview

CQUniversity's Master of Information Technology is an ideal course to advance your career or move into the rapidly growing field of information technology (IT). Accredited by the Australian Computer Society and designed to meet the needs of industry, this course offers specialty majors in mobile application development, software design and development, and networks and information security. Tailor your studies even further to suit your career goals with a choice of seven minors including a unique opportunity to study a unit sequence allowing you to graduate with both a Master of Information Technology and Graduate Certificate in Project Management. 

If you're an established or aspiring information technology (IT) professional the Master of Information Technology will expand your professional knowledge and skills in information technology (IT). Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, you will benefit from a highly practical course that meets international standards of ICT allowing you to develop your career globally.

During the course, you will study a common first term made up of four units covering project management, introductory programming, ICT services management and information systems analysis and design. Following completion of your first four units, you will begin studying in your chosen major: networks and information security; mobile application development; and software design and development. Tailor the Master of Information Technology even further to suit your interests and career goals with the option to select one of multiple industry-driven minors:

  • artificial intelligence
  • information systems and analysis
  • internet-of-things
  • mobile application development
  • networks and information security
  • project management
  • software design and development.

Minors cover new technologies such as blockchain, neural networks, machine learning, internet-of-things, sustainable practices with IT, and big data. The project management minor provides a unique opportunity to complete a minor in project management and study set elective units to graduate with both the Masters degree and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management (within the standard two years).

You will gain experience using the latest software tools and techniques while having the opportunity to gain exposure to real-world industry case studies based on the experience of practitioner academics. Cement your skills alongside industry with the option of completing a 12-week internship in the final term of study or capstone project.

You will learn from specialist teaching staff including academics with international research reputations in artificial intelligence, internet-of-things and cyber security, current IT practitioners, and academics recognised for their teaching excellence.

Enjoy the flexibility to study online or on-campus, with full-time and part-time study options available. Plus, take advantage of CQUni’s three terms across the year to study the Master of Information Technology, when and how it suits you. The flexible course structure also allows you to exit after completion of four units with the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, or the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology after completion of eight units.

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The Master of Information Technology provides professionals knowledge and skills in information and communication technology.

Our MIT offers three majors, and all three majors are aligned with industry demands.

We have our face-to-face classes in easy to access campuses and students have the flexibility to move between states and attend the classes in different campuses.

We regularly invite guest lectures from industry, and they give talks about one of the relevant topics, and that benefits students a lot.

All our units are accredited by Australian Computer Society and accreditation by ACS meets the course standard for different multiple countries such as the UK, US, Canada, and other countries as well.

Our MIT course offers students the opportunity to do an internship in an industry. The internship is very useful for students because they can enhance their job readiness and also, they get to practise their skills and knowledge that they have learned in the course in a real environment. And also, the internship allows them to make professional networks and they get to know potential employers.

My internship experience was actually quite outstanding. At the internship, all the staff never treat you as an intern. You do feel like a full-time employee there. Everyone's warm, everyone’s welcoming. And also, the fact if you perform well there, there are a prospect where you might be offered a job there as well.

Our teaching staff are a great mix of academics with an international reputation in major fields of IT. So, our students get to learn from the experts in the field.

Our academic staff are well connected with the professional bodies such as ACS, IEEE, ACM and they regularly publish their papers and articles in high quality journals and present their work in conferences and seminars as well.

The advice that I have for future students is, along with the online option, I would strongly recommend do an on-campus course as well, which will really help you to interact with the staff and students as well.

Don't feel afraid to ask for help at the university. The staff are very friendly, and you can reach out to them at any time.

Our majors and minors are very much industry driven, which prepares our students well for different kinds of jobs.

Technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality will keep impacting the business world and also day-to-day life.

IT industry is booming and there is a huge job growth in the IT field. Our Master of Information Technology prepares students for landing a job in the IT field.

Study experience

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    Working professionally in IT in a full-time job, I didn't have time to take off to attend classes. When studying via distance online, I could study at my own pace. The online flexible approach really worked for me.

    Cameron Jameson

    Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Systems

Career Opportunities

On completing a Master of Information Technology, you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including;

  • analyst programmer
  • computer network systems engineer
  • database administrator
  • developer programmer
  • ICT architect
  • ICT consultant
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT security specialist
  • ICT support engineer
  • ICT support technician
  • ICT systems test engineer
  • network administrator
  • project manager
  • software and apps programmer
  • software engineer
  • systems administrator
  • web developer.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 15 units, comprising of 11 discipline units within a selected major and four electives. Majors can be selected from:

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Networks and Information Security
  • Software Design and Development.

The course also offers a 12 credit point capstone project where you demonstrate your knowledge by completing a discipline project.

As part of your choice of electives, you can choose four units from a select group of elective units, three units from within the Graduate Certificate in Project Management plus a general elective unit, or you can choose to complete a four-unit minor in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Analysis
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Networks and Information Security
  • Software Design and Development.
  • Project Management

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in , you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Mobile Application 
Development Specialise in mobile app development and study techniques for designing and developing mobile software and web applications that are user-friendly, responsive, robust and ready for the app marketplace. You'll analyse and model organisation requirements and test your systems with industrial hardware and software platforms. 


Networks and Information Security major
In this major, you'll advance your expertise in internetworking, and cyber security technologies and frameworks to design computer networks and information security policies to ensure secure and reliable business operations. Along with taking your skills to the next level, you will be equipped to work as a leader and professional team member. 


Software Design and Development major
Take your expertise to the next level and study techniques for designing and developing reliable and high-performance software with modern architectures so you can build enterprise-grade business applications.
 

Artificial Intelligence minor
In this minor, you'll develop practical and theoretical skills to apply artificial intelligence techniques to develop intelligent systems with advanced capabilities.


Information Systems and Analysis minor
Develop skills in optimising information systems to solve business problems. Extend your expertise to include business process management and emerging technologies in e-business. Plus, you'll gain experience with big data and business intelligence analysis. 


Internet of Things minor 
In this minor, you learn cloud computing, blockchains and the Internet of Things (IoT) to design smart applications and services for the future to lead with efficiencies.


Mobile Application minor
Development Build responsive and engaging mobile apps, including games, and web services with this minor. 


Networks and Information Security minor
This minor introduces you to computer network design and cyber security technologies to ensure secure and reliable business operations.


Project Management minor
Broaden your skills in delivering successful IT projects from the planning phase to executing and closing. Plus, you'll explore methodologies for leading lean projects utilising project, program, and portfolio managers (PPPM). 


Software Design and Development minor
Strengthen your skillset and incorporate designing and building software applications for enterprise systems into your speciality.
 

This course has no residential schools.

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society

Software Design and Development Major

This course and the Software Design and Development major are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society

Networks and Information Security Major

This course and the Networks and Information Security major are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society

Mobile Application Development Major

This course and the Mobile Application major are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

Postgraduate ICT Internship - COIT20276

Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT20265, COIT20272, or COIT20273.

Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners. The capstone units are COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project, COIT20272 Mobile Application Development Project, and COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project.

Requirements

Recommended study

Domestic and international students please see the CQUniversity Handbook.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

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You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$25,974

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Government assistance loans

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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