Do you want to build and extend your knowledge of current and emerging IT concepts and techniques? This master's program will advance your skills in web and software development, information systems, and research, along with other aspects of IT.

  • This program is designed for graduates who either haven't previously studied IT, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. For more information, see Program Details.
  • Complete compulsory and elective courses, which cover a diversity of topics from an introductory to an advanced level. Courses cover areas including programming, information systems, networks, user-centred design, and more.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from information technology or interaction design. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to presenting your results.
  • Benefit from a flexible program. The Master of Information Technology offers a large number of elective courses, which means you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

The Master of Information Technology is designed to develop advanced skills in information technology, so you can compliment or enhance your professional expertise.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

  • Campus Life

    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

  • Research

    Keep up-to-date and know more

    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Turn your idea into something big

    The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has pioneered the development of the Idea Hub – a startup pre-incubator for aspiring student entrepreneurs. The hub gives students access to workshops, experienced mentors, a network of local and global innovators, and more.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology have skills and knowledge in software engineering, information systems, discrete mathematics, basic operating systems, networking, relational databases, advanced databases, web information systems and service-oriented architectures.

Graduates will also have completed an industrial-scale system from initial specification through to design, implementation and documentation.

Graduates are typically employed in areas as diverse as e-commerce, information systems, technology management, health, records management, geographic information systems, and client services.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever industry they work in – or use the Master of Information Technology to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a field other than Information Technology or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Information Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Information Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Information Technology at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Accreditation body

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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