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    Master of Information Technology and Systems [K7I]
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    Master of Information Technology and Systems [K7I]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Master by Course Work

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 79,931  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Information Technology and Systems [K7I]


    IT professionals are in demand  across a range of industries including Information Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Digital Media with increasing skill demands in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Automation Technologies. * A career in IT could see you starting your own business, to working for international companies such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Samsung.

    It is forecasted that there will be 1.1 million technology workers in Australia by 2026. ^

    The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge and practical skills in varying  aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). It has been designed for everyone, not just those with IT backgrounds, to develop and build on your current skills, and enhance your ability to contribute to the workforce in any industry that has information technology and system needs.

    You will have the option to customise your own learning towards your career goals with a range of seven specialisations.  You can select up to two specialisations that cover a range of advanced IT and IS areas. You will develop the critical knowledge and skills required to work as an IT professional by choosing units that best suit your career development, interests and needs.

    The degree is focused on delivering genuine practical experience with options for work placement, work integrated learning (WIL), or participation in a research and development project within the university.

    With an industry expecting very strong growth within the next five years,  IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia  with career options looking more promising than ever. *

    *Australian Industry and Skills Committee, Information and Communications Technology, 2021

    ^ACS Australia's Digital Pulse: future directions for Australia's technology workforce - Deloitte Access Economics

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    16 unit masters (2 years)

    Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution.

    12 unit masters (1.5 to 2 years)

    To qualify for a 12 unit MITS, you must currently hold a Bachelor degree in an ICT-related area, or a Bachelor degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area covering at least the fundamental knowledge of software design and programming, computer networks, web system development, and database technology.

    Students who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area will be required to complete a 2-year, 16 unit masters.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    The Master of Information Technology Systems (MITS) is an effective means of opening new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields.

    You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic, and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. This degree provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology.

    Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world including:

    • Mobile App Developer
    • Front/Back End Developer
    • Data Modeller
    • Software Designer
    • Web Developer
    • Software Developer
    • Machine Learning Software Engineering
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Modeller
    • Analyst Programmer
    • Security Specialist
    • Network Administrator
    • Systems Administrator
    • IoT Engineer
    • Data Modeller
    • Data Analyst
    • Analyst Programmer
    • Business Analyst
    • Project Manager

    Careers relating to technology are growing fast with employers demanding technical expertise across a wide variety of industries. Over the next five years, the technology workforce is forecast to exceed 1.1million jobs*.

    Whether it's designing apps or websites, running virtual reality tours, building the latest gaming sensation, or working at a bank leading advancement in cyber security, a career in Information and Communication Technology will set you up for life.

    *Australian Computer Society (ACS) Digital Pulse report 2021

    Professional Recognition

    The MITS has full, professional-level accreditation from the Australia Computer Society (ACS). This endorsement recognises that the degree, which was recently redeveloped in consultation with the ACS, is responsive to the current and future needs of the ICT industry. Graduates of the MITS are eligible for membership of the ACS.

    This accreditation is internationally recognised through the Seoul Accord for professional computing and information technology.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 79,931 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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