Master of Information Technology

University of New England (UNE)

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

This program 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, this course 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 and off campus, 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 either a research project, which requires submission of a thesis, or an information and communications technology project relating to a real-life case.

Designed for

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


96 credit points (equivalent to 16 standard units) including core units, a Research/Capstone Experience (Project or Thesis) and a choice of listed units. Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.


  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Information technology

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor qualification
  • Or a Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline
  • Or a 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
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology.


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
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $63,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply.

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