• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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.


This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

Living costs

  • Singapore, Singapore

    1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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