Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising Graduate Certificate, Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). The Master of Information Technology (Professional) meets the demands of the IT industry and is flexibly designed for those currently working within IT and those seeking a career change into high level IT managerial roles. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of Information Technology. Study will be focussed on the cutting edge dimensions of the IT Industry including such fields as: e-Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computer Engineering and Telecommunications.
Why Study with us? This degree will help you develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas applicable to a professional setting. With a large degree of hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals.
Career Opportunities Graduates of this program will be capable of working in a senior role as software engineers, network engineers, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests.
Study a language All 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.
Admission Requirements Applications for admission are assessed on the basis of a completed Master of Information Technology or equivalent degree from another institution.
Assumed Knowledge International Computer Driver's License or ACS Computer Driver's License or equivalent.
Credit Transfer 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.
Professional Accreditation The Master of Information Technology (Professional) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. 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. Please note ACS accreditation will be finalised (together with BIT) following approval of this new structure.
International Students 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.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. 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.
Additional Information 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 1.5 years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) in a combination of semester and trimester study depending on course selection.
- 30 units of core courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Fundamental Courses
- a minimum of 30 units of Directed Extension Courses
- a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University of from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses