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Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)

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The Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) is a 12-unit masters program of advanced studies in information technology (IT) with an emphasis on enhancing the ability of graduates to gain professional employment in the IT industry.
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Duration2 Year/s (This course may be taken in accelerated format and completed in 1.5 years, in which case, students pay the total course fee over this period.)
Campus and intakes  Calendar
Hawthorn - Semester 1, Semester 2
Swinburne course codeMA-ITPC (formerly I0901)
CRICOS code061755G
Fees*A$19,965 (annual for 2015)
*The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus. Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program. Programs that are taught solely online are not available to onshore international students who hold an international student visa.

On this page: course description, course structure, major specialisations and units of study.

Course description

The Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) is concerned with the mastery of theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to the design, construction, operation, support and maintenance of information technology (IT) solutions. This course will provide you with advanced skills and introduces state-of-the-art techniques used in the design and construction of IT solutions, as well as the research skills needed to assess the effectiveness of a solution or technology. You will gain specialist skills and become capable of working with information technology solutions at an advanced level.
This course provides graduates with knowledge and skills allowing them to seek professional work at an advanced level in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and as a pathway for research and further learning. The Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) allows IT graduates to further specialise or supplement their knowledge in selected ICT areas.
(Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus.)
Please note that many course codes have changed from 2014.
Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus. Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program. Programs that are taught solely online are not available to onshore international students who hold an international student visa.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing), students must complete 12 units of study (150 credit points) as follows:
  • 2 x IT skills and technologies core units (25 credit points)
  • 8 x Specialisation-specific core units (100 credit points)
  • 2 x IT Electives (25 credit points)

Major specialisations

Students in the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) are recommended to focus their studies through one of the available specialisations. Current specialisations are:
  • Software Development
  • Information Systems Analysis and Management
  • Networks

Units of study

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.
IT Core units
Complete both units (25 credit points)
HIT8060 Systems Project Management 
HIT2316 User Centered Design

On this page: aims and objectives, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Aims and objectives

Upon completion of their course, students will be capable graduate ICT professionals, and able to:
1. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with independence demonstrating the ability to analyse, process and synthesise complex information.
2. Communicate information proficiently to a variety of audiences, demonstrating scholarship of ICT foundations, as well as recent advances in the ICT field within the context of a specialisation (Software Development, Information Systems or Networking).
3. Apply a coherent and advanced knowledge of Information Technology, critically evaluate trade-offs, and create innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
4. Demonstrate personal discipline, scholarship of the field, critical thinking, and judgment by completing a substantial capstone project using contemporary techniques.
5. Reflect on, and take responsibility for their own learning, manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development.

Career opportunities

This program addresses the issues and technologies that are being widely adopted in industry. Graduates will be equipped for employment in IT and network positions.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program.

On this page: Swinburne Abroad.

Sheng Wang

Student testimonial - Sheng Wang

Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)

I wanted to have a competitive degree and improve my career. The course I chose is designed based on the demands of the industry.

Vicheanak Vannavy

Student testimonial - Vicheanak Vannavy

Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)

I choose Swinburne because the education fee is reasonable, varieties of student events. The lecturers are friendly, and have strong knowledge in their field.

Swinburne Abroad

Swinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies while on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Education Abroad website.

This course has academic and English language requirements.

Academic requirements

Admission to the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) is available to applicants who have completed a recognised bachelor degree in information technology related discipline covering at least the fundamental knowledge of computer programming, web system development, database, and business applications of computer systems.

English language requirements

Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18. Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.

On this page: how to apply, course fees, scholarships and find out more.

How to apply

Apply direct to Swinburne by following the step-by-step process on the How to Apply website.

Course fees*

A$19,965 (annual for 2015)

*The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Scholarships

For information about scholarships, visit the Scholarships website.

Find out more

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Email: international@swinburne.edu.au