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Master of Information Technology

Course Description

Information technology (IT) is all around us, forming the very destiny of our lives…our world. IT advances a wide array of disciplines, such as engineering, business and medicine, and even art and archaeology.

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to solve real-world problems with cutting-edge technology. You learn to create innovative IT solutions in your chosen area, in order to work in the industry at the highest levels.

As an MIT graduate, you could become a software engineer, an enterprise data architect, a mobile systems analyst, or even a chief technology officer.

The MIT caters to students from a variety of backgrounds. If you do not have previous training in IT, the course includes preparatory units that will give you the IT knowledge needed for the remainder of the course. However, if you already have a degree in IT, you can accelerate your study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps study further elective units in areas of your choice.

The course offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas, such as software engineering, mobile and distributed systems, project management and machine learning.

In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program, working in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneurial IT solutions. Or you may undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems in IT under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

High-achieving students who complete the research component may progress to further research study.

The MIT is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/information-technology-c6001?domestic=true


This course prepares students for work in the information technology industry at the highest levels. It provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in another discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving the application of information technology.

Students with previous studies in a technical IT area can complete in three semesters (full-time) by applying for credit for foundation units.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MIT will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information technology. Students will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the information technology industry.

Course Structure

PART A. Foundations for advanced information technology studies
These studies will provide an orientation to the field of information technology at graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.

PART B. Core Master's study
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of IT application, theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of information technology real world IT problems and gain problem solving skills. Your study will focus on IT project management, software, network and systems areas.

PART C. Advanced practice
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options.

The first option is a research pathway including a thesis. Students wishing to use this Masters course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should take this first option. For students to be able to progress to HDR, this course must have a minimum 12 points of research.

The second option is a program of coursework involving advanced study and an Industry experience studio project.

Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a discipline cognate to information technology, will receive credit for PART C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/information-technology

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/information-technology-c6001?domestic=true#making-the-application

Visit the Master of Information Technology page on the Monash University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Michael Homsey

"I decided to go to Monash because of
the versatility in studies which contain both highly technical to business subjects. This is what I wanted and it was one of the major reasons why I chose Monash. I wanted
to study much more than just technical subjects so I can be more than a computer guy. The IT course allowed me to complete subjects in law and project management. With this combination, I knew I would have the base to make the rest work once I got back out into the work place."– Michael Homsey, MIT graduate and Senior .NET Developer at Firstfolio


Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme - No. of awards TBC

The Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme is designed to support talented students studying at Monash to represent the University in the areas of Sport, Performing Arts and related disciplines. This program aims to assist students who perform at a state level or higher. Students must represent the University in a Monash Club/Society or at the Inter-University (Varsity) competitions and activities.Benefits:
- $100 to $1000 one-off payment and/or a Monash Sport gym membership.
- Dependant on the sport, the level played and the funding available.Selection
- Must be competing regularly in your discipline, at the highest level in your state, or above.
- Representation of Monash University in your sport (e.g. club, Monash University Club, Monash Australian University Games or Varsity Callenge).
- Your current and past performance in your elected discipline.
- Level at which your sport is played.Retention
- You must maintain satisfactory sporting performance, as determined by TeamMONASH.
- You must regularly represent Monash University in your discipline and participate in the Australian University Games.
- You must not be in receipt of regular payments from other funding bodies for your discipline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

$100 to $1000


- Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa or an international student.
- Commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia, including Monash College.
- Involved in a non-professional sport, performing arts or similar, as recognised by Team Monash.

Application Procedure

You must submit an application form directly to TeamMONASH (http://www.monash.edu/teammonash/talented-student-support/elite-scheme) via their Elite Student Performer Scheme

Further Information



Faculty of Information Technology International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

$6,000 for full-time study load (48 credit points) paid towards tuition fees per year until the minimum points for your degree are completed.Selection:
Based on academic achievement. Commencing students can refer to the eligibility table*.
Continuing Monash students (after your first semester of full-time study in a Faculty of IT course) you are eligible if you achieve a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 80% - you must have completed at least 18 credit points of study.*Continuing Monash students must:a) be transferring from another faculty and commencing an Information Technology degree; or
b) be in their first semester of study and have completed a minimum of 18 credit points but no more than 24 credit points of study (excluding advance standing) of their Faculty of Information Technology. This scholarship is only awarded to continuing Monash students who have completed their first semester of study. After you have completed your first semester of study, you are not eligible for this scholarship.
You must maintain a credit average (60%) each semester

Value of Scholarship(s)



To be eligible, applicants must be:- An international student or applicant; and
- A commencing or continuing* undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) student, and
- Intending to enrol in an on-campus undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) single degree in the Faculty of Information Technology at a Monash campus in Australia.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree in IT such as computing, computer science or a technical information technology field, with completed studies in programming, databases, system analysis and networks. To be competitive for selection, normally a Pass (50%) average is required. The applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the course. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements (View Website).

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