Why study a Master of Information Technology

Master of Information Technology

Advance your skills within the growing IT industry and study a Master of Information Technology.

The demands on enterprises to evolve and innovate are accelerating the adoption of digital automations using Industry 4.0 smart technologies. The events of 2020, and now into 2021 have equally demonstrated the importance of agility and human centred design thinking in the way we develop technological solutions. Co-designed with leading ICT professionals and academics, the Master of Information Technology has been developed with this in mind and works to support ICT professionals enter new and emerging fields.  

There are many reasons why you should study a Master of Information Technology, but here are just a few on why you should study at Torrens University Australia. 

Advance in emerging fields, with a future-focused curriculum

In view of such advances in smart technologies and the need for businesses to accelerate digital transformation, Torrens University has developed a modern curriculum which directly addresses industry needs, and the needs to solve existing and emerging social and environmental problems.  

An instrumental contributor to the rise of the sector has been the fourth industry revolution, ‘Industry 4.0’. This revolution is characterised by the advancement in the methods through which businesses manufacture, improve and distribute due to the progression and emergence of new digital technologies.  According to IBM, this revolution centres around 6 key topics
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • Cloud computing 
  • AI and machine learning 
  • Edge computing 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Digital twin 
In collaboration with leading IT professionals, academics and industry partner IBM, the core subjects in the Master of Information Technology program are centred on these key topics partnered also with capability development in big data and analytics and management, people and teams. Our core competency in design thinking and research provides a unique value add to students, particularly in the systems analysis and design, secure by design and intelligence systems subjects, bridging the worlds of design thinking and technology innovation. 

Study Australia has reported that over the last three years there have been 33,000 new jobs created within the technology industry alone, and this growth is projected to continue. The Deloitte-ACS Digital Pulse Report 2021 exemplified this in a report estimating Australia will reach 1.1 million technology workers by 2026. You can graduate confident your skills will be in demand. 

Set yourself up for substantial earning potential 

To coincide with the demand for skilled IT professionals, it has been shown that salaries for technology-related roles are higher than the majority of competing sectors, with IT remaining one of the best paying industries in Australia.  

Some of the salary prospects for roles you may find yourself in upon completing a Master of Information Technology are outlined here.   
  • Systems Analyst: 27.7% projected job growth in five years, with a $170k salary potential. 
  • Business Analyst: 29.6% projected job growth in five years, with a $180k salary potential. 
  • Software Engineer: 30.0% projected job growth in five years, with a $180k salary potential. 
  • Data Scientist: 27.7% projected job growth in five years, with a $210k salary potential. 

Step into a leadership role, prepared 

Employers need individuals who are equipped with the right skills – individuals who are experts in their field and those who can champion change for their organisations. Drawing from expert insights, this course will teach emerging leaders the strategies to leverage advantage and overcome constraints, as well as providing advanced communication and influencing techniques necessary in management and leadership roles. 

Structured to align with the ACS 

Our Master of Information Technology has been developed in alignment with the Australian Computer Society and tailored to tap into the industry’s growth and ever-expanding opportunities amidst Industry 4.0. By undertaking this qualification, you’ll graduate with a master’s degree that not only opens you to an array of career paths, but with one possessing a modern curriculum of a high standard that has been designed with industry.   

Skills that satisfy the SFIA framework 

As you progress, you’ll also satisfy the SFIA skills framework for the Systems Analyst role – one of the key graduate pathways. This framework is as identified by the Queensland Government and entails three primary skillsets: 
  • Consultancy 
  • Systems design 
  • Programming/software development
With our Master of Information Technology, you’ll be equipped with the skills employers want to progress with a career as a Systems Analyst, including the ability to provide professional consultations suited to client needs. 

You can explore more on these core subject areas below. 



According to data from Burning Glass cited in the Digital Pulse Report, employers rank software programming as one of the most in-demand technical skills for IT professionals. This is one of the key areas our Master of Information Technology addresses, in line with requirements set by the Australian Computing Society.  

Cloud Computing 


In 2020, cloud computing generated $300 billion in revenue – in the US alone. Its integral role in businesses everywhere is perfectly captured by Victor Yuen, Director of Design at FaceMe: “Cloud computing is important now, because in the tech industry you can’t do anything without having something in the cloud.”  

Systems Analysis and Design 

Learn how to research and develop computing solutions tailored to specific business requirements – an ability you’ll be able to bring forward to any future role within the IT industry. 

Intelligent Systems 

Between 2019-2020, the artificial intelligence software market was projected to experience a 54% year on year growth. With the rise of the industry 4.0 era, an understanding of the latest tools and technologies has never been more important. 

Build a network through work-integrated learning 

Thanks to our Work-Integrated Learning program, you’ll apply the knowledge and skills you learn with us directly to the workplace. Whether it be via an internship or industry brief and working on a real project, you’ll get hands-on experience in practical contexts. It’ll provide you an opportunity to think strategically and develop a trusted relationship with leaders in the IT industry. With an in-depth understanding of the realities of the industry, you’ll graduate with a competitive edge and ready to work.  

Tailored to you 

For many professionals, this course will help you advance your knowledge and take that next step in the IT sector. For many, you may already be working within industry and unsure if the commitment of completing a master’s degree is one you can juggle with work and personal commitments. But that shouldn’t be an issue. And with this course, it isn’t. With flexible study options you can undertake your subjects in a way that suits you, whether that be online, on-campus, or a combination of both. Plus, you’ll be able to choose from full-time or part-time options depending on your situation.    

If you look at the growth of the industry, the demand for advanced smart technology skills and the varied career prospects, one thing’s for sure: there has never been a better time to further your capability in these critical information technology areas. 

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