The Master of Information Technology will provide you with the skills to use todays technology, as well as to create the technology of tomorrow. You will be trained to anticipate future requirements and develop applications, frameworks, products and services to meet those needs in areas such as networking, data mining, robotics and internet services.  The degrees structure allows you to choose up to two majors from Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Database Systems, e-Commerce Systems, Data Science & Engineering, and Internetworking.

The Master of Information Technology is suitable for graduates with a background in Science or Engineering who want to acquire a solid knowledge of computing and information technology over two years. It is also suitable for graduates from a Computing or Information Technology program who want to broaden, deepen or update their knowledge; these students may qualify for advanced standing and complete the degree in one year full-time.

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Why choose this degree?

If you have a background in science or engineering and intend to develop your expertise in computing and information technology, this is the ideal degree for you. 

Who should choose this degree?

Graduates from computing or information technology choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • IT
  • IS
  • Data scientist
  • Network engineer
  • Software engineer
  • UI/UX designer
  • Systems administration 

Assumed Knowledge

Discrete Maths Linear Algebra Engineering Maths Calculus Statistics Probability

Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires one of the following:

  • A 3-year undergraduate degree equivalent to a standard Australian Bachelor degree in a discipline containing 3 courses of second-year university level mathematics or equivalent, and a minimum 65% average; or
  • Completion of the 5543 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Information Technology with a minimum 65% average; or
  • Completion of the 7543 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Computing with a minimum 65% average.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Alternative entry or pathways

5543 Information Technology, 7543 Computing



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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