Technology

Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

CRICOS 107045J
Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

What is a Master of Information Technology (Advanced)?

A Master of Information Technology will build on your current knowledge to help you create new opportunities and explore different career paths across a range of IT topics. Designed to provide advanced capability using existing and emerging technologies, this course will redefine your IT career. Choose electives that align with your goals in the field of IT, including big data and analytics, user experience design, management of people and teams, cybersecurity and deeper exploration of technical topics like artificial intelligence. This program focuses on the infrastructure aspect of IT, specifically on designing and implementing the technical solutions needed by businesses such as cloud computing.

Structured to align with the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), this course focuses on developing advanced information technology skills preparing ICT professionals to better exploit Industry 4.0 technologies. Your studies will review current information technologies and system trends, investigate security issues in an enterprise networking context, explore new application and database development approaches, and understand emerging technologies. You’ll also learn how to deal with risk, interdependent integrations, software updates and software development management.

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

  • Apply cognitive and technical skills innovatively and ethically to research, critique, examine and solve complex real-life problems.
  • Critically analyse problems and communicate solutions to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to effectively and efficiently investigate and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, non-partisanship and accountability in leadership roles for effective planning, management, execution and communication of IT projects.
  • Integrate IT concepts and industry best practices to solve commercial problems.
  • Manage complicated projects involving industry standard tools and techniques.
  • Use knowledge of IT principles and techniques to appraise and recommend contemporary industry developments and emerging technologies.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, 4 years part time, accelerated study available
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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Hear from Lungten Dorji, Bachelor of Information Technology student, and Dr Wahid Whaiduzzaman, Senior Learning Facilitator, about what it is like studying Information Technology and Cybersecurity at Torrens University.
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Career opportunities

IT is the foundation of any business and a qualification dedicated to increased Industry 4.0 technology capability will open you up to a broad range of opportunities. The flexible structure of this on-campus or online Master of Information Technology lets you focus on your specific areas of interest and expertise, allowing you to align your studies with your professional goals to elevate and advance your career in IT across a variety of industries.

Potential career paths

  • Business Analyst
    Average salary: $99,997 - $144,708
  • Cyber Security Specialist
    Average salary: $89,000 - $150,000
  • Data Scientist
    Average salary: $104,500 - $159,900
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $94,987 - $141,113
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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 (Advanced), complete ten core subjects and three 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 two core subjects and three electives from the electives tab for the advanced course, or complete one core subject and two electives from the electives tab for the standard course.

Core subjects

  • Information Technology Work Integrated Learning | ITW601
  • Advanced Information Technology Work Integrated Learning | ITA602

Requirements

Choose three electives for a Master of Information Technology (Advanced). Choose two electives for a Master of Information Technology standard 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.

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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
    1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time

    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

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    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

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.

Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, gaining valuable work experience in your dream field.

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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.

View full course admission information

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?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • How will I know if my application has been processed?

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