Technology

Master of Information Technology

CRICOS 107046H
Master of Information Technology | Torrens University

What is a Master of Information Technology?

The Master of Information Technology equips you with an extensive understanding of smart and emerging technologies amid Industry 4.0. The course expands your knowledge of data and programming, networks and security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, helping you advance your career in the ICT industry.

Upon graduating, you will have the ability to plan, design, lead and verify innovative IT solutions to solve complex problems. The course will expose you to the myriad of software and ICT infrastructure used within the industry to roll out IT solutions, including cloud architecture and cybersecurity platforms. In doing so, your studies will position you to effectively lead and guide IT teams and manage large-scale projects end to end.

This course has been co-developed with industry-leading ICT practitioners and academics, and is structured to align with the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society.

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Learning outcomes

  • Manage and evaluate complicated IT projects involving industry-standard tools and techniques.
  • Critically analyse problem sets to construct acute IT solutions and communicate to all stakeholders including technology professionals and business clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Apply cognitive and technical skills from the Information Technology body of knowledge to solve complex problems with innovation and ethical practice.
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills from the field of IT to effectively and efficiently investigate and solve problem sets with mastery.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, non-partisanship and accountability in team leadership roles to achieve effective planning, management, execution and communication of IT projects.
  • Integrate IT concepts and adopt industry best practices to devise solutions for commercial problems.
  • Research, critique and examine complex problem sets in the field of IT.
Study mode
On campus, Online, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1.5 years full time, 3 years part time
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

This qualification will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to seek professional-level employment in generalist or leadership roles in the rapidly changing IT industry.

Potential career paths

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
    Average salary: $106,956 - $170,000
  • Data Scientist
    Average salary: $103,284 - $157,490
  • Data Architect
    Average salary: $119,220 - $200,000
  • IT Helpdesk Manager
    Average salary: $85,841 - $167,406
  • IT Technical Writer
    Average salary: $117,500
  • IT Project Manager
    Average salary: $122,258 - $190,063
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $95,386 - $150,000
  • Software Engineer
    Average salary: $100,007 - $165,921
  • Systems Architect
    Average salary: $113,914 - $173,138
  • Head of IT
    Average salary: $180,000 - $216,250
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    Average salary: $142,218 - $245,000
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Torrens University empowered me to create incredible software innovations using the latest technologies, transforming what I once thought impossible into reality.
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Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

Subjects and units

For a Master of Information Technology, complete nine core subjects (including ITW601) and two elective subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours of self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Secure by Design | SBD403
  • Software Engineering Principles | SEP401
  • Software Development Management | SDM404
  • Systems Analysis and Design | MIS605
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals | CCF501
  • Intelligence Systems | ISY503
  • Research Methodologies | REM502

Requirements

Complete one core subject and two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Information Technology - Work Integrated Learning | ITW601

Requirements

Choose two electives for a Master of Information Technology course.

Elective subjects

  • DevOps Tools | DOT503
  • Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence | MFA501
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Data Modelling and Database Design | MIS602
  • Cybersecurity | MIS607
  • Big Data and Analytics | BDA601
  • Distributed Development | DDE602
  • User Experience Design | DID602A
  • Deep Learning | DLE602
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • Data Management and Analytics | MIS609
  • Machine Learning | MLN601

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Information Technology

    CRICOS 108469K

    8 core subjects
    On campus | Blended | Online
    1 year full time, up to 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated

    Start with a Diploma to explore a new career area, or gain guaranteed entry into our Bachelor program.

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  • Bachelor of Information Technology

    CRICOS 108468M

    22 core subjects
    On campus | Blended | Online
    3 years full time, up to 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

    CRICOS 107048F

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

    CRICOS 107048F

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time

    Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

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  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Information Technology

      CRICOS 107046H

      View course

      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

      View course

      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development

OR

Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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