Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) program will also be able to identify and analyse IT related problems and opportunities in a range of areas. They will have the ability to work in teams and perform in a professional and ethical manner. Graduates will be equipped with the skills for on-going self learning, an essential professional attribute in this rapidly evolving field. The coursework component of the course provides students with hands-on theoretical and practical knowledge, while the research/application project provides the skills and fosters the aptitude necessary to provide a strong foundation in self-directed projects.
Why study with us?
This degree will advance your development and expand your skills and knowledge in IT. The Master of Information Technology (Advanced) will enable you to undertake an advanced project to consolidate and deepen your understanding in a chosen area. The program encourages students to investigate future technologies and challenges students to become engaged in active cutting edge Information Technology issues.
Graduates of this program will be capable of working as software developers, network administrators, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests. Additionally graduates of the Research pathway program may go into academic and research careers.
Study a Language
All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.
Admission is competitive and entry is restricted to those with:
- a Master of Information Technology (Professional) or equivalent postgraduate degree from another institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0;
- other relevant qualifications and experience as determined by the Pro Vice Chancellor.
Admission to the program will only be offered in Trimester 1 of each year, due to the research pathway only being offered from the start of the year.
International Computer Driver’s License or ACS Computer Driver’s License or equivalent.
The credit granted will be determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.
Credit will be granted for courses undertaken in a MIT from another institution that are equivalent to those offered by the University of Newcastle.
Credit will be granted for those articulating from the MIT or MIT(Professional).
Credit will not be granted for any undergraduate courses.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
The Master of Information Technology (Advanced) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. Please note that accreditation is still to be assessed (together with the BIT) after the new structure is approved. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for ACS membership.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before trimester or early in the trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.
Requirements and Structure
The program can be completed over 2 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and must be comprised of the following:
- 30 units of core courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Fundamental Courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Extension Courses
- a 40 unit specialisation in a Research Pathway
- a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University or from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses.
Please note that the Group B - Extension Courses require assumed knowledge gained through previous studies in the Group A - Fundamental Courses. Students are advised to complete a wide variety of Group A - Fundamental Courses to maximise their knowledge base before undertaking Group B - Extension Courses.
Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:
successfully completed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 will be able to count them as Directed Courses towards their program.
failed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 may enrol in an alternative course from the Directed Course List.
Students who commenced the program in 2012:
- may not count INFO6002 as a Group B Directed - Extension course.
Choose 30 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.