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What will I learn?

The University of Newcastle College of International Education Pre-Master’s Program offers a direct pathway for international students wishing to study a range of Master’s degrees at the University of Newcastle. Successful completion of the program provides students with 30 credit points towards various postgraduate degrees.

Students of the Pre-Master's Program Information Technology can choose to package with the following degrees;

Master of Information Technology (Business Analytics)
Master of Information Technology (Management Information Systems)
Master of Information Technology (no specialisation)

Upon graduation of a Masters of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems and management.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a:

business analyst
database developer
project manager
systems analyst
web developer
software developer

Why study the Pre-Master’s?

Flexible entry and English language requirements.
Our Bridging to Pre-Master’s trimester model means you begin your Master’s courses after just one trimester, and then progress straight into the second trimester of the Master’s program.
You receive extra support to develop your English and academic study skills.
With all the preparation, you still only add an additional four months to your degree.

Course Structure

Trimester 1: Five core bridging courses (non-credit bearing)

Academic English A
Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies
Intercultural Studies
Quantitative Skills for Postgraduate Studies
Study and Research Skills

Trimester 2: English and three credit-bearing courses

Academic English B

Three of the following credit-bearing courses:

GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis
SENG6110 Object Oriented Programming
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem-Solving

Intakes - January, May and September

CRICOS

104613F

Study options

Full Time (two trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$33,480.00 (18,21,545) per year
AUD $3,720 per course fee; Enrolment fee: AUD $360

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

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle College of International Education

376 Hunter Street,

NEWCASTLE,

New South Wales,

2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Associate Degree (in a technical or applied subject) from a recognised institution. IELTS Requirement - 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent; iBT TOEFL - 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing); PTE Academic - 46.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. IELTS Requirement - 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent; iBT TOEFL - 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing); PTE Academic - 46; Duolingo English Test - 90 overall.

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About University of Newcastle College of International Education

The University of Newcastle College of International Education offers students pathway programs to over 130 university degree programs.

  • Official pathway provider to the University of Newcastle
  • Successful completion guarantees entry to packaged degree
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one support
  • Access to university facilities and services from day one