What will I learn?

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS.

The MITS provides non-ICT students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. It also enables all students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced IT and IS areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the IT and IS fields.

Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT.

The MITS allows all students to complete a state-of-the-art, industry focused specialisation in an emerging field of ICT:

Big Data Management and Analytics
Information Systems & Management
Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing
Networks & Embedded Systems
Graphics and Games Development
Interactive Design & Technology
Logistics & Enterprise Systems
Business Analytics
Software Design and Development
ICT Research (on research stream)

Course objectives

MITS graduates should be ICT professionals with the abilities and skills to:

adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge;
select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyze, model, develop, and manage ICT products and services;
explain and adapt appropriate ICT to support business processes and decision making to help an organisation achieve its objectives;
evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging or advanced ICT to an individual or organization;
apply abstraction and critical thinking to a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of advanced ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions.

MITS graduates should acquire attitudes needed by an ICT professional to:

be an effective team member;
take initiative and work independently;
communicate effectively at a professional level;
continue lifelong learning; and
adhere to codes of professional conduct and practice.

The MITS provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify for higher research

Career outcomes

The MITS is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. Graduates of the MITS will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology.

By selecting specialist subjects, graduates will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the ICT industry. Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas.

The MITS provides formal postgraduate credentials to advance your ICT career across any industry. For students without prior ICT studies, the MITS provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

CRICOS

079193M

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (18,39,112) per year
AUD $69,088 for the entire course

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

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (18,39,112) per year
AUD $69,088 for the entire course

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

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities