Master of Information Technology (MIT)

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Overview

With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle can offer great and diverse career opportunities and challenges.

More than working with computers, information technology relates to the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.

Whether your interest is in information systems, software engineering, multimedia or telecommunications, the University of Newcastle’s masters program will provide you with a solid foundation in software technologies and theoretical concepts.

With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, this program can be completed in one and a half years full time and has been designed to cater for those who currently work in the industry and possess the relevant undergraduate degree or those looking to pursue a career in IT.

Our avanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Information Technology is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you currently working in the industry but have no formal qualifications or your qualifications are in a different discipline and you would like pursue a career in information technology (IT)? If this sounds like you, then the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle program could be for you.

The Master of Information Technology has been designed to expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas. The program, will prepare you to tackle complex technical issues and provide you with a strong grasp on the theoretical roots of IT.

With the program delivered in the University’s state of the art facilities, you will be provided the opportunity to apply your knowledge and new-found skills practically. This experience will have you walking away with advanced technical skills and knowledge that will help to leverage your career in its desired direction.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Study

Comprised of core and specialised coursework, the Master of Information Technology will have you study internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. You will also complete an introductory course in software engineering. The University of Newcastle has developed this program to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of technical areas, preparing you for the remainder of the program, where you will select from a number of specialist areas.

Depending on your career goals, you can specialise your qualification by selecting one of the following majors:

  • Computer science – study of the scientific and practical application of computation through operating systems, compiler design, advanced algorithmic, data security and computer graphics.
  • Design – focussing on usability and interaction design, you will learn the principles of effective web usability and design via a number of case studies. At the end, you will have a thorough understanding of niche usages such as intranets, users with disabilities and international users.
  • e-Business - understanding the principles behind successful e-business will see you broaden your knowledge and ability to effectively use this medium in your own workplace.
  • Electrical engineering – comprehension of advanced computer systems and engineering project management
  • Information Technology - cement existing skills and interest in the area of information technology through courses including web database interfacing, distributed computing technologies, 3D modelling animation and rendering and computer games production.
  • Software Engineering - with the possibility to take your career in multiple directions, this major will explore advanced software process, user interface design, software analysis and verification, software development and object oriented software engineering.
  • Statistics - broaden your ability to critically appraise management techniques, choose appropriate statistical techniques for improving processes and write reports to management. Develop your theoretical and practical understanding of quality management and influence management decisions by applying sound statistical data.

To round out your study, you will also select from a range of professional studies, such as engineering project management and project planning and management.

To find out more about where the Master of Information Technology can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Careers

With the flexibility to tailor your Master of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise.

Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, technology management, computer science, health informatics, geographical information systems and biotechnology.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:

  • software engineer
  • network engineer
  • web designer
  • systems analyst
  • programmer
  • database analyst
  • project manager
  • system manager

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Information Technology, visit the ‘Details’ tab.

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