Master of Information Technology




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This degree is designed for IT professionals looking to update and extend their technical knowledge of advanced computing subjects, or move into a new IT specialisation. Internationally recognised, it can help advance your career in diverse fields such as software engineering, health, telecommunications and more. The program is also an excellent retraining opportunity for professionals who want to specialise in a different area of IT.
Study plan
Candidates for the Master of Information Technology complete 72 credit points (cp) made up of at least 18cp of core units of study, 18cp of specialist units of study and 12cp of IT project units and up to 12cp of foundation units, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.
Candidates have the option of undertaking a defined major in the Master of Information Technology, which requires the completion of at least 18 credit points of core units in the designated major. This allows students to study one specific area of IT in depth. Majors are available in various areas of study including data management and analytics, digital media technology and software engineering.
After completing 24cp of coursework, candidates will undertake an information technology capstone project. Candidates with a distinction average may be eligible to complete the research path, subject to approval of the head of the school and the dean. The research path comprises a research project of 18cp in one of the majors available in the course. Candidates in the research pathway also complete INFO5993 IT Research Methods. Classes for the course are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.
Optional specialisations
Biomedical and Health Informatics
Data Management and Analytics
Digital Media Technology
IT Security
Network and Distributed Systems
Software Engineering
Progression rules
A candidate for the degree of Master of Information Technology must complete 24 credit points with an average mark of at least 65 before undertaking any Information Technology Project units of study. With permission from the dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Information Technology who has completed 24 credit points of foundational or specialist units of study with an average mark of at least 75 may undertake research path units of study.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology will hold:
- a recognised bachelor is degree with a credit average in a major sequence in any aspect of IT; or
- a recognised Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average in a major sequence in computer, software or telecommunications engineering; or
- a Graduate Diploma in Computing or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Sydney with a credit average.
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Georgian College

Full Time (1.5 years)

A$41,000.00 (US$ 32,070) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia