24 months
31200 AUD/year
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The Information Technology program from James Cook University is a leader in advanced learning principles. World-class lecturers and an internationally recognised professional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), equip JCU students to become the technology leaders of tomorrow.

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During the Information Technology program from James Cook University , students study a series of foundation and core subjects to overlay undergraduate learning and put in place the groundwork upon which to build deep specialist knowledge.

This masters by coursework is designed for graduates from Information Technology and Computer Science, or IT professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field. A JCU Master of Information Technology provides advanced critical analysis skills and comprehensive knowledge of tools and technologies with hands-on application for solving relevant problems to make a difference in the world.

For international students, depending on the relevant visa program requirements, this course may be specified on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection ‘skilled occupation’ list. Check the most updated list with the department to confirm.

Available for international students, graduates are eligible to undertake the ACS Professional Year Program helping bridge the gap between study and professional employment.

Career opportunities

Around 75% of jobs of the future are predicted to require STEM skills^. This gives JCU Information Technology postgraduate students the edge to helping solve the technology challenges of the future.

The possibilities for Information Technology postgraduates are virtually endless. Some jobs that will evolve in the technology space don’t even exist yet. The demand for Information Technology skills continues to grow across all industry sectors. JCU students explore future technologies to advise and lead organisational decisions.

The Information Technology program from James Cook University is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS is the authority responsible for the accreditation of professional ICT education programs in Australia. Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Society.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Database Modelling
  • Web Design and Development or CP5636:03 e-Strategic Management
  • Problem Solving and Programming 
  • Project : Analysis and Design
  • Project : Implementation and Commissioning
  • Advanced E-Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 084823K

  • Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree from this or another university; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Law Business and Governance as equivalent to the above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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