The Master of Information Technology will provide you with the skills to use today’s 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 degree’s 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

Enrolment in this program requires one of the following:

a three year undergraduate degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in a discipline containing mathematics up to year two level, and an average mark of 70 overall. completion of the 5543 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and an average mark of 70 overall or no fails. completion of the 7543 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Computing, and an average mark of 70 overall.

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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Alternative entry or pathways

5543 Information Technology, 7543 Computing

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