Course summary

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Data science, cyber security, software development, user experience. Specialist units include: advanced cyber security, big data analysis, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer forensics, internet engineering, pervasive and immersive user experience, programming for the internet of things, mobile and cloud systems.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.

Design, implement and recommend effective Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to complex business problems.

Demonstrate deep understanding of, and strong commitment towards, best practices for sustainability and ethical issues related to ICT business and professional practices.

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in the area of Information and Communication Technology.

Demonstrate intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.

Apply expert communication, collaboration, and social skills to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex social responsibility and cultural issues related with ICT business and professional practices.


Course overview

Course code

1209150

Course abbreviation

MIT

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $29,200 ($3,650 per unit) 097605B
Melbourne Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 0101721
Perth Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 0101721
Sydney Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 0101721

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Master of Information Technology students must complete 16 core units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • equivalent of 9 core units (108 credit points);
  • 5 units (60 credit points) in a specialisation; and
  • 2 equivalent elective units (24 credit points).

Schedule of units

Title Note

Core Units

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Specialisations

Elective Units


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 1, Session 2

PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
Choose a unit from the offered electives OR a unit from the other specialisations

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered electives OR a unit from the other specialisations

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered electives OR a unit from the other specialisations

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered electives OR a unit from the other specialisations

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 1, Session 2

PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 2

COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 2

PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 2

COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
PROJ5001 - Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
PROJ5001 - Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things
PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 - Project Management
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6002 - Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 - Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 - Project Management
DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

DATA6002 - Data Management Systems
COMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 - Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6004 - Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 - Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 - Project Management
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6003 - Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 - Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Title Note

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

ISYS5005 - Designing Information Systems
ISYS5003 - Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 - Project Management
ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP5001 - Computer Networks
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6001 - Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 - Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 - IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6003 - Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 - Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Notes

Note 1: MNG93003 Industry Research Project is a double-weighted unit (24 credit points)