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Master of Information Technology (IT)
Master of Information Technology (IT)

Master of Information Technology (IT)

  • ID:UWA610170
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

​To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;


(c) completed Mathematics Applications ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

This course has a strong emphasis on the application of contemporary and emerging technologies, including cloud and high-performance computing, agile web development and software project design and management.

You'll develop computer programs in a number of contemporary scripting and programming languages and apply logical and critical thinking skills to harness existing technologies to manage and analyse large data sets.

You'll also be introduced to other fundamental pillars of information technology (IT), including network and web-based systems and their security, and human-computer interaction.

The course is presented by members of UWA's big data and optimisation research groups, and includes guest lectures from industry. You'll participate in a group design project providing you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge to a real-world design challenge.


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Course structure details


Students who have completed degree studies in a non-cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the School, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points as determined by the School upon offer of admission and by the scope of a student's prior study. Students who do not require all four conversion units may apply for special approval to enrol into MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods. This unit is advisable prior study for some MIT electives.

  • CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java (6)

  • CITS1003 Introduction to Cybersecurity (6)

  • CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python (6)

  • CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems (6)


Take all units (48 points):

  • CITS4401 Software Requirements and Design (6)

  • CITS4407 Open Source Tools and Scripting (6)

  • CITS5206 Professional Computing (6)

  • CITS5501 Software Testing and Quality Assurance (6)

  • CITS5503 Cloud Computing (6)

  • CITS5505 Agile Web Development (6)

  • CITS5506 The Internet of Things (6)

  • GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Master of Information Technology is ideal if you wish to change direction or expand your skillset to pursue a career in information technology. There is a great demand for information technology specialists across a wide range of industries. Career opportunities exist in internet/web development, technology and network management, communications, programming, IT consulting, ecommerce, systems analyst, multimedia, software development and web security.

  • Analyst

  • Computer Network Professional

  • Developer Programmer

  • Management Consultant

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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