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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$19,380 (annual for 2014)
*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 designed for those who have undertaken previous university-level studies in IT, equivalent to at least one year of an Australian bachelor degree. Students are recommended to focus their studies in either software development, information systems analysis and management or networks.
Swinburne University of Technology is fortunate to encompass all of the major disciplines in ICT including computing, information systems and telecommunications. This unique structure provides students with a broad range of study choices enabling selection of units of study across all disciplines.
Students with a degree in a non-IT discipline wishing to undertake IT studies should enrol in the Master of Technology (Information Technology). Students with a bachelor degree in IT recognised as equivalent to an Australian IT bachelor degree should enrol in the Master of Information Technology.
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

The Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) program consists of 12 units of study (150 credit points), equivalent to two years of full-time study. The program is run in two stages: Stage 1 is foundation studies and Stage 2 provides advanced studies. Postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of ICT are categorised as Level 2 or 3.
Stage 1 of the program involves four elective Level 2 units of study (50 credit points).
Stage 2 of the program involves eight units of study (100 credit points) comprising a core of two Level 3 units of study (25 credit points), up to two elective Level 2 units of study (25 credit points) and at least four elective Level 3 units of study (50 credit points).
The program is accredited with a standard full-time* study pattern of 37.5 credit points (three units of study) each semester, allowing for the 150 credit point program to be completed over two years. Students who wish to study four units in any semester or throughout the program, will be permitted to do so with permission of the program coordinator.
Please note: Some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements. Not all units of study are available every semester or in the evening, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.
*International students are required to study full-time.

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.
HIT9326 Internship Project (must pass an interview and meet other conditions)
* These units of study are offered in the Master of Information Systems Management (I098) and may be available to MIT(PC) students who have at least two years relevant industry experience.
** Requires approval from MIT(PC) Program Coordinator
Research Units
HIT8067 Minor Thesis (50 credit points completed over 2 semesters. Students enrol into HIT8167 and HIT8267)
HIT8069 Research Paper (12.5 credit points)
HIT8070 Research Report (25 credit points completed over 2 semesters. Students enrol into HIT8170 and HIT8270)
HIT9010 Research Methods (12.5 credit points)
Students wishing to undertake research units must present evidence of their capacity for research. Students who are approved to study research units may choose no more than one of HIT8067 Minor Thesis (HIT8167 + HIT8267), HIT8069 Research Paper, or HIT8070 Research Report (HIT8170 + HIT8270).
Recommended Study Sequences

On this page: career opportunities and professional recognition.

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

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level (the highest level).
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 that includes studies in information technology comprising at least one third of the degree.

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 for this course by following the step-by-step process on our How to Apply page.

Course fees*

A$19,380 (annual for 2014)

*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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Tel: +613 8676 7002 (outside Australia)
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Email: international@swinburne.edu.au