What will I learn?

Develop your information technology discipline knowledge and learn to employ existing IT methods to address industry-specific problems.


  • You will gain well-developed IT knowledge, and, as a graduate, be confident to propose, implement and evaluate IT solutions.
  • Continue your studies with our Graduate Diploma or Master of Information Technology.
  • Prepares you for more senior positions with the IT industry.
  • Complete in as little as six months full-time.

Why choose this course?

If you're looking to develop your information technology discipline knowledge, this is the course for you. You will learn to employ existing IT methods and approaches to address discipline-specific problems. Your design and problem solving skills will result in useful and usable IT solutions. Completing this course in as little as six-months full-time, or one year part-time, you will be able to provide real value in the workplace immediately. You will graduate with the personal skills required to continue your development as an IT professional.

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

Learn from the best

The most recent QILT data shows the overall quality of the QUT postgraduate IT experience is one of the best in Queensland, with our courses score well over the national average for overall student satisfaction (80.3%). We are above the national average for 5 or the 6 QILT quality indicators, and lead Australia in student satisfaction related to skill development (89%).

Careers and outcomes

You will be qualified to work with IT service providers, consultancies and vendors, and be in demand in government departments, the finance and banking sector, and within healthcare, advanced manufacturing, engineering, mining and agriculture.

Course articulation

QUT offers an pathway for international students who want to study a Master of Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology (IN17) is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist information technology discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy. Upon successful completion of IN17, students are eligible for one semester of advanced standing towards the Master of Information Technology (see course description for details).

Possible careers

  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Enterprise Consultant
  • Enterprise architect
  • Information Officer
  • Programmer
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Web Designer



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$17,400.00 (US$ 12,210) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in the relevant discipline. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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


About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a young, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 200 universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2021).

  • Australia’s top young university (THE 2020)
  • A world-class institution with a global outlook
  • Home to a range of high-tech learning facilities
  • Over 100 study options to choose from

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