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What will I learn?

Gain an advanced IT qualification and impress employers in this growing sector with our 12-subject Master of Information Technology in Australia.

About the course

Our Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree, or the Graduate Diploma of IT as well as either an associate degree or three year's relevant work experience. If you don't have the relevant experience, find out about our 16-subject Master of Information Technology.

This is a two-year course accredited by the Australian Computer Society, in which you will study 12 subjects, covering topics such as project management, ethics, database systems and computer organisation and architecture.

What will you study?

You will study 12 subjects as part of your course:

4 core subjects, plus

8 elective subjects (which can be one or more 4-subject specialisations).

Specialisation subjects

If you choose four subjects in the same specialisation, you'll graduate in your chosen specialisation, e.g. Master of Information Technology (Network Security). It's possible to graduate with two specialisations. If you choose four subjects across different specialisations, you'll graduate with a generic Master of Information Technology degree.

Business Analysis

Cloud computing

Computer Networking

Cyber Security

Data Science

IT Management

Mobile Programming

Network Security

Software Design and Development

Systems Analysis


This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) is accredited at the Professional level by the ACS provided at least one specialisation is completed.

Career opportunities

Gaining a master’s in Information Technology will open up opportunities for senior positions in your chosen field, such as:

Cyber security analyst

Cloud architect

Data analyst

Game developer

Forensic computer analyst

IT manager

Software developer.



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,912.00 (13,55,386) per year
AUD $4,152 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022


Charles Sturt University Study Centres Melbourne

30 Church Lane,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,912.00 (13,55,386) per year
AUD $4,152 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022


Charles Sturt University Study Centres Brisbane

119 Charlotte Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You may receive up to 50% credit for previous studies completed at a postgraduate or equivalent level.

For international students

You'll need an Australian bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent bachelor’s degree from another country, to enrol on one of our postgraduate courses.

English language requirement:

If you’re applying for a postgraduate degree, you will need to have an Academic minimum overall score of 6.0. More specifically, you will need to have achieved a score of no less than 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in all other bands.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.