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With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle can offer great and diverse career opportunities and challenges.

More than working with computers, information technology relates to the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.

Whether your interest is in information systems, software engineering, multimedia or telecommunications, the University of Newcastle’s masters program will provide you with a solid foundation in software technologies and theoretical concepts.

With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, this program can be completed in one and a half years full time and has been designed to cater for those who currently work in the industry and possess the relevant undergraduate degree or those looking to pursue a career in IT.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you.

Description

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional) and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). The Master of Information Technology is a broad, flexible technical information technology Masters degree.

The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in their desired fields. The Master of Information Technology (MIT) program is designed to cater to both those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification and those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline and little information technology background but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

Why study with us?

This one year degree is designed to develop and expand existing skills and knowledge in the technical aspects of IT. With hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be capable of working as software developers, network administrators, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests

Comprised of core and specialised coursework, the Master of Information Technology will have you study internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. You will also complete an introductory course in software engineering. The University of Newcastle has developed this program to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of technical areas, preparing you for the remainder of the program, where you will select from a number of specialist areas.

Depending on your career goals, you can specialise your qualification by selecting one of the following majors:

  • Computer science – study of the scientific and practical application of computation through operating systems, compiler design, advanced algorithmic, data security and computer graphics.
  • Design – focussing on usability and interaction design, you will learn the principles of effective web usability and design via a number of case studies. At the end, you will have a thorough understanding of niche usages such as intranets, users with disabilities and international users.
  • e-Business - understanding the principles behind successful e-business will see you broaden your knowledge and ability to effectively use this medium in your own workplace.
  • Electrical engineering – comprehension of advanced computer systems and engineering project management
  • Information Technology - cement existing skills and interest in the area of information technology through courses including web database interfacing, distributed computing technologies, 3D modelling animation and rendering and computer games production.
  • Software Engineering - with the possibility to take your career in multiple directions, this major will explore advanced software process, user interface design, software analysis and verification, software development and object oriented software engineering.
  • Statistics - broaden your ability to critically appraise management techniques, choose appropriate statistical techniques for improving processes and write reports to management. Develop your theoretical and practical understanding of quality management and influence management decisions by applying sound statistical data.

To round out your study, you will also select from a range of professional studies, such as engineering project management and project planning and management.


Australia requirements for international students

In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


Program requirements

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Information Technology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Information Technology (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Information Technology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5

Accreditation

The Master of Information Technology program is not an accredited program but does satisfy requirements for individual ACS membership at the Associate level. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they select courses most relevant for those seeking ACS membership.

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