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Information Technology (MIT), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including IT, Communications, Management, Business and entrepreneurship.

Why study with us?

  • Tailor your Information Technology (MIT) at the University of Newcastle - our MIT is extremely flexible. You can choose up to half of your courses and create a personalised program that meets your own goals.
  • Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. You can choose to study on-campus or on-line. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study at a location and times during the week of your choosing.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.
  • Specialise your learning - the Master of Information Technology gives you the opportunity to specialise in three key interest areas - business analytics, management information systems and IT research.

Career opportunities

With the flexibility to tailor your Master of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise.

Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems and management.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:

  • business analyst
  • database developer
  • project manager
  • systems analyst
  • web developer
  • software developer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Professional Practice in IT
  • Information Technology Project
  • Object Oriented Programming

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Only for domestic
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 083517F

  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study 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 in a non-related field of study to Information Technology, who also hold a minimum of two years of relevant senior level industry experience will study between 120 – 160 units. 
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree in a related field of study are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program that can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36515 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36515 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22690 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22690 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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