Master of Information Technology

University of New England (UNE)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Organisations worldwide rely on information and computing technology (ICT) to underpin virtually every aspect of their operations. As a result, software, web and app developers are highly sought after for their specialist capabilities. The ACS Australia's Digital Pulse 2019 report forecasts an additional 100,000 ICT jobs will be created in the five years to 2024. Salaries in the sector average at $130,000, according to our Master of Information Technology if you are looking for a change of direction in your career or if you want to enhance your IT qualifications and extend your knowledge in software, web and app development.Designed with employment in mind, every element of our course is focused on expanding your skills and knowledge to ensure you can add maximum value in the workplace.If you’re seeking a career change, you can enter the course with no background in IT and graduate ready for employment in a broad range of IT positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations.If you have an IT background, you can update your qualifications and future proof your career, with several entry options available that recognise industry experience and previous study, allowing you to reduce your study time.By choosing UNE, you are choosing an industry leader in the provision of online lifelong learning. Year after year, students award UNE the maximum 5-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide for Overall Experience and Student Support.

Designed for

Students who do not have a computing background and who are seeking to achieve qualifications in information technology


To qualify for the award a candidate admitted under Rule (c) must pass units to the value of 96 credit points including at least 42 credit points at 500-level.


  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Information technology

Standard entry requirements

Rule A: You have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7) in any discipline. If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule A. Please see the Rule A Course Structure (Program of Study). Rule B: You have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline.* If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule B. Please see the Rule B Course Structure (Program of Study). Rule C: You have completed a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours (AQF Level 8 or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline.*If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule C. Please see the Rule C Course Structure (Program of Study).


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.

Study pathways

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature. Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $63,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $63,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply.

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