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Doctor of Information Technology Charles Sturt University




Course info


Take your IT expertise to the highest professional level. CSU's Doctor of Information Technology is a unique and flexible course, offering you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to knowledge at the frontier of the IT industry.

You'll develop the attributes required to successfully identify, investigate and resolve IT challenges. Charles Sturt University's research in this discipline is ranked at world level, according to the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation (2015).

Course highlights

This unique doctorate is applied and industry supported. Through coursework and thesis components, you will undertake advanced, critical reflection on professional practice in information and communication technology and related fields.

Industry relevance

Under the guidance of both an academic supervisor and an industry-based supervisor, you will carry out original research and present your findings in refereed publications, including IT industry white papers. The subject of your thesis will be a real-world issue or innovation that delivers tangible benefits to the IT industry.

Flexible offering

As with all of CSU's courses, the Doctor of Information Technology is designed and delivered with flexibility in mind. You will complete the coursework component in part-time mode and then, for the thesis component, choose from full-time and part-time study options to complement your work and life commitments.


A number of scholarships are available to higher degree by research students.

Exit points

You will be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Computing Research after completing the first two coursework subjects. If you have less than a Credit average in the four coursework subjects or you wish to discontinue the Doctor of Information Technology, you can exit with the Master of Computing Research.

Career opportunities

CSU's Doctor of Information Technology provides excellent preparation for a career as a middle to senior level professional in the information and communication technology industry. Employment opportunities are found in business, government and research organisations in Australia and overseas. Roles may include Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Development Manager, Enterprise Architect, IT Manager, IT Strategist, IT Policy Manager or ICT consultant. Completion of a doctorate also demonstrates to employers that you can conduct independent research, manage a complex project, liaise with stakeholders and communicate effectively at an advanced level.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Information Technology.

Online/Distance (3 years full-time; 6 years part-time)

Tuition fees

A$33,600.00 (17,62,703) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Campus,

Boorooma Street North,


New South Wales,

2650, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Candidates admitted to the course will:

• hold a Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 Honours degree in a computing related discipline, or a Masters degree in a computing related discipline or another discipline deemed to be equivalent;
• normally have at least five years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience, a significant amount of which should be at middle and/or senior management level;
• meet the University's English language proficiency requirements;
• normally be required to certify that they have access to an appropriate organisation to carry out their empirical research work.

These admission requirements are necessary to ensure that candidates have sufficient academic ability and professional experience to conduct research that leads to advanced, critical reflection on professional practice in information technology.

A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill;

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 79;

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 58;

TOEFL Paper based test score of 557;

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): Level 3+;

Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE - 176.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at Charles Sturt University.

Destination Australia Scholarship

Value of scholarship

7,86,921 a year

Application details:

Students can apply online.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for this Scholarship you must be:

  1. a commencing student in July 2020
  2. enrolled as a full-time student
  3. enrolled as an on-campus student
  4. International Student visa holder
  5. enrolled at Charles Sturt University in one of the courses below at any of our regional campuses
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)
  • Masters of Information Technology
  • Master of Professional Accounting

Who can apply:

All international