Overview

Master of Information Technology (MIT)

With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology and the growing integration of IT with other disciplines, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges.

This degree covers both the IT and business fields to meet the professional needs of industry.

Differential level of entry is available based on the previous experience of individual students. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including:

  • IT (Design, Cloud Computing, Games Design Project Management and Business Intelligence);
  • Communications (Digital Video, eCultures, Narrative and Interactive Design) and
  • Business (Marketing, Globalisation, Entrepeneurship and Innovation, the Digital Economy and Business Analysis).

The Master of Information Technology at Newcastle also provides opportunities for students to study research methods and develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.

With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, the program can be completed in one and a half years full time. Of course for those who prefer part-time and on-line learning options are also available. Our advanced 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?

The Master of Information Technology has been designed to provide a foundation in IT, expand your skills and knowledge in emerging and advanced IT areas and provide a foundation for research skills.

The program, featuring differential levels of entry and courses from a wide range of areas is easily tailorable to meet the specific needs of individual students.

Are you are a graduate from an IT related course looking to upgrade your skills, currently working in the IT industry but have no formal qualifications, or even if your qualifications are in a different discipline and you would like pursue a career in information technology (IT)? If any of these descriptions sounds like you, then the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle program could be for you.

With the program delivered online or on campus 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.

Career Pathways

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, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems.

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

  • Business Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • System Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

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

Specialisations

The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. This program has been developed to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of traditional IT technical areas and, depending on your career goals, specialist training in emerging areas of IT and the integrated disciplines of Business and Communication.
Depending on your career goals, you can tailor your qualification by selecting seven of the following courses:

  • 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • Computer Games Design
  • Computer Games Production
  • Database Management 2
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Video
  • Distribution Computing Technologies
  • eCulture and Audiences
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Globalisation
  • Marketing Management and Planning
  • Narrative and Interactive Design
  • The Digital Economy
  • Usability and Interaction Design

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.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Information Technology program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the  number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters
3 year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study Zero 160
3 year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study Two 120 - 160
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study Zero 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a non-related field of study Zero 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related field of study Zero 80

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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