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Master of Professional Information Technology (with specialisations)




What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Information Technology from Charles Sturt University will put you at the cutting edge of the IT industry - where employers need you to be. Designed specifically for international students, this course gives you all the fundamental tech skills you need – and you'll be able to choose a specialisation in an in-demand area, such as data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security, networking or software development.

Plus, you'll gain essential job-ready skills through an extensive work-integrated learning program. High performing students will also have the option of undertaking a research pathway in their chosen area.


Artificial Intelligence

Design and develop business applications using artificial intelligence.


Gain advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of digital forensics, dark web and cloud security.

Data Science

Analyse, manage and draw actionable insights from big data.


Gain expertise in the design and management of computer networks.

Software Development

Develop an understanding of software design methodologies and learn specialist skills in various programming languages, including Python, Java and mobile app development.

Career opportunities

With an industry-aligned master's in information technology, you'll open up a world of Career opportunities. You could work as a network engineer, software developer or database administrator. You could choose to work as a data analyst or work as cyber security professional to help secure IT infrastructure. You may also utilise your knowledge of AI and big data technologies while working as an AI expert.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioral Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,920.00 (US$ 21,847) per year
20% tuition fee scholarship

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

Start date

26 February 2024, 8 July 2024


Port Macquarie Campus

7 Major Innes Road,


New South Wales,

2444, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,920.00 (US$ 21,847) per year
20% tuition fee scholarship

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

Start date

26 February 2024, 8 July 2024, 11 November 2024


Charles Sturt University Sydney

77 Berry St,

North Sydney,


New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to this course, applicants must meet the minimum entry criteria listed below:

A completed Bachelor degree or higher qualification from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).

Applicants without an equivalent tertiary qualification will be admitted via Graduate Diploma in Professional Information Technology pathway. For admission to the Graduate Diploma, applicants are required to have a minimum of a 3 years tertiary qualification equivalent to an Associate Degree. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Information Technology and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: 6.0 no band less than 5.5

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


About Charles Sturt University

CSU has the highest graduate employment rate in Australia. More than 86% of CSU grads find full-time jobs within 4 months of graduating.

  • Five vibrant campuses in growing regional cities in NSW
  • Highest graduate employment rate in Australia
  • Five star university for student support

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