Master of information Technology

Can be taken anytime
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
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Course Fee

Course Overview

The Master of Information Technology provides an opportunity for those who are looking for a change of direction in their career or for those who want to enhance their IT qualifications. Those seeking a change of direction can come in without any background in IT and graduate with a sound knowledge and understanding of IT qualifying them for employment in a broad range of positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations which have an IT requirement. Similarly, the Master of Information Technology provides candidates who have an IT background with the opportunity to update their qualifications,

Who should take this course

The types of career options include but are not limited to consultant, customer contact centre operator, internet and e-commerce, IT educator, computer scientist, EDP auditor, project management, sales and marketing, software development, systems analysis and design, systems management and administration.


The Master of Information Technology has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Course content

Students are required to complete ten core subjects:

  • COSC101 Software Development Studio 1
  • COSC110 Introduction to Programming and the UNIX Environment
  • COSC120 Object Oriented Programming
  • COSC210 Database Management Systems
  • COSC220 Software Development Studio 2
  • COSC260 Web Programming
  • COSC510 Software Project Management
  • COSC560 Advanced Web Programming
  • COSC570 User Experience and Interaction Design
  • COSC592 Masters Information Technology Project

And three of the following electives:

  • COSC530 Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • COSC540 Computer Networks and Information Security
  • COSC550 Artificial Intelligence
  • COSC472 Management Information Systems
  • MM521 Processes of Management

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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