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Master of Technology (Information Technology)

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The Master of Technology (Information Technology) is a 12 unit Masters program which provides introductory and advanced studies in IT including specialisations in Software Development or Information Systems Analysis and Management.
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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-TECIT (formerly I061)
CRICOS code051765K
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 and units of study.

Course description

The Master of Technology (Information Technology) provides a comprehensive postgraduate professional education in Information Technology (IT) targeted towards those who wish to add IT knowledge and skills to their prior learning. The program includes a general introduction to IT and then provides the opportunity for students to gain specialist skills in particular areas, most notably software development and business information systems.
Students are strongly advised to follow one of these specialisations to optimise preparation for professional employment opportunities.
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 Technology (Information Technology) consists of 12 units of study (150 credit points), equivalent to two years of full-time study, or four years part-time. An accelerated program over 1.5 years is also possible. Students must complete:
6 core units (75 credit points)
1 foundation option (12.5 credit points)
1 project option (12.5 credit points)
4 electives - two designated level-2 and two designated level-3 (50 credit points)
Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (I071) on completion of four units of study. Exemptions cannot be credited towards the graduate certificate award.
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology on completion of eight units of study providing the core requirements of this program are achieved. A maximum of two exemptions (25 credit points) are available in the graduate diploma.
Students who complete the requirements of the Master of Technology (Information Technology) may progress to the Master of Information Technology with the addition of four further advanced units of study. A maximum of four exemptions (50 credit points) is available in the Master of Technology (Information Technology).
The program is available in both full-time and part-time* (5.30pm to 9.30pm) modes. Part-time mode includes the possibility of studying one unit of study at a time. Evening classes are available in most units of study and entry is possible in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. 
Please note: some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements. Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.
*International student visa holders are required to study full-time. 

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.
Core units (75 credit points) 
HIT5404 Introduction to Programming in .NET
* Master of Technology students must meet particular work experience requirements for enrolment into these units.
 ** Requires approval from Master of Technology (Information Technology) Program Coordinator

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

Aims and objectives

The aims of the program are to enhance vocational skills, conceptual knowledge and academic development. The program allows students to choose from either a broad-based IT program or one of the two recommended specialisations that are designed to cover specialist areas of IT.
The objective of the program is to provide introductory and advanced studies in IT. Stage 1 of the course provides knowledge and skills in the core elements in Information Technology. Stage 2 of the course provides either a broad program of advanced subjects or a set of subjects forming a specialisation.

Career opportunities

Senior IT roles including: database/design, systems/business analyst, software testing, web design and development.

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.

This course has academic and English language requirements.

Academic requirements

A recognised bachelor degree in a non-ICT discipline.

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

Please note that this course is closed for new enrolments.

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.

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