University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Information Technology (Advanced)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course is designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas for the IT professional. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy and broaden their career development needs. It is essential to keep IT knowledge and skills up to date. This course provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT), and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the IT industry with a view to providing a pathway into a research degree.


This course totals 96 credit points comprising three core subjects, five subjects making up a chosen major and eight subjects from the combined graduate project and elective choice block (CBK91060). The number of electives depends on whether students choose a 12-credit-point or 24-credit-point research project.


  • Business information systems
  • Internetworking
  • Data analytics
  • Interactive media
  • Software development

Standard entry requirements

  • Students are required to apply directly for the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Information Technology (Extension) and then apply for a transfer into this course. Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.


UTS will be seeking continuing accreditation of its information technology courses, including the new Master of Information Technology (Advanced), from the Australian Computer Society.

Study pathways

This course is part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, the Master of Information Technology, the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) and the Master of Information Technology. Students articulating of the graduate certificate or graduate diploma are typically eligible for advanced standing of 24 credit points. Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study or completed an undergraduate degree in computing or information technology (or equivalent) at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit recognition of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent.

Further information

The prior study must have been completed no earlier than 3 years prior to the commencement of this course. Recognition of study completed proceeding this period is subject to supporting relevant industry experience. The substitution of core subjects to an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted. Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval. Recognition of prior learning or subject substitution is not granted for the networking subjects 32524 or 32521 without the successful completion of the faculty's challenge test. Holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification and/or those who have passed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma seeking subject substitution, are also required to complete a challenge test. Challenge tests are in the week prior to the commencement of classes, and applicants must obtain faculty approval before attending the challenge test.

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