Master of Information Technology - CC54

By studying the Master of Information Technology at CQUniversity you will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage when seeking employment.


Online, On Campus




2 years full-time, 4 years part-time


Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Online


Domestics and international students please see CQUni Handbook.



This course provides professional knowledge and skills in information and communication technology (ICT). You will be well prepared to manage future business challenges, enhancing your individual advancement and employment opportunities. You can choose a major that focuses on software design and development, networks and information security, artificial intelligence or mobile application development. You have the opportunity of studying one of four minors in a related discipline: three from this course, one from the Master of Information Systems. You can also choose to study the Graduate Certificate in Project Management as your elective units.

All units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Core Units 6 Major Units 11
Electives 4 Minor Units 4

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Brisbane Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 2 - 2019Brisbane Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 2 - 2020Brisbane Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 3 - 2019Brisbane Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2020Brisbane Melbourne Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Mobile Application Development11

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Networks and Information Security11

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Software Design and Development11 You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.
Artificial Intelligence4 You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.
Information Systems and Analysis4

Mobile Application Development4

Networks and Information Security4

You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

Software Design and Development4You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units Online, depending on your campus offerings.

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

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

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

Unit NameCodeDescription
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.
Postgraduate ICT InternshipCOIT20276Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT202665, COIT20272 or COIT20273.
No Residential School
No information available at this time.

To gain entry to this course students must have:

A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, completed with a minimum cumulative GPA 4.0, or

A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or

A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Students who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, will be granted advanced standing of up to 6 core units, 1 elective and the first discipline units in your chosen major.

International students should Refer to international student page for further information including English Language requirements.

Advanced Standing

Advanced entry is available directly into term 2 for students who can demonstrate they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 12 units to complete the course. To be granted advanced entry a student must:

1. have a bachelor degree; and

2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007; and

3. either:

  • have two years relevant work experience; or
  • have one year other postgraduate education; or
  • have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian Institution or equivalent.

Students may also be granted advanced standing for one or two units if they meet the requirements of (1) and (3) above but cannot sufficiently demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of in all four units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007) to receive full advanced standing.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

Domestics and international students please see CQUni Handbook.

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.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional level. Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations. For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website:

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  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • The final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list. The International Courses and Fees 2020 are also now available.

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

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I was a medical graduate but was working in the IT industry. I realised that I had to improve and challenge myself in this fast developing industry. Studying overseas gives me a new view and encourages me to think outside the box.

Kaixiang Zhu

Master of Information Technology