Taught course

Information Technology

University of New England · Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline*; or
  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines - include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics

Months of entry

March, July

Course content

The Master of Information Technology provides an opportunity for those who are looking for a change of direction in their career or for those who want to enhance their IT qualifications. Those seeking a change of direction can come in without any background in IT and graduate with a sound knowledge and understanding of IT qualifying them for employment in a broad range of positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations which have an IT requirement. Similarly, the Master of Information Technology provides candidates who have an IT background with the opportunity to update their qualifications, with a number of entry options that recognise industry experience and previous study.

The course offers considerable depth and flexibility, allowing students to select from units covering specialised topics such as, computer networks and security, artificial intelligence, management information systems, user experience design and web programming. All units are delivered both on campus and online, using a variety of educational technologies including video lectures, online discussion forums and access to campus servers through remote desktop facilities. The course also allows students to complete an information and communications technology project relating to a real-life case.

The Master of Information Technology has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Master of Information Technology graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature if they complete the computer science thesis research component.

Career opportunities

The types of career options include but are not limited to consultant, customer contact centre operator, internet and e-commerce, IT educator, computer scientist, EDP auditor, project management, sales and marketing, software development, systems analysis and design, systems management and administration.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MIT
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135