2 years full time or
4 years part time
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940601 NoSpecifiedMajor (Autumn session, Spring session)
940626 DataAnalytics (Autumn session, Spring session)
940627 IntMedia (Autumn session, Spring session)
940628 SoftwareDev (Autumn session, Spring session)
940629 Internetworking (Autumn session, Spring session)
940630 BusInfoSys (Autumn session, Spring session)
This course is designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy their career development needs.
It is essential to keep IT knowledge and skills up to date. This course provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT), and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the IT industry.
The course provides students with an understanding of the advanced concepts of information technology in a commercial environment so they can contribute to the development of IT solutions in their organisation.
In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.
Tuition fees are charged:
- based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
- based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
- at the rates set for the current year and revised annually
Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.
A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.
Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $653. The total credit points are 96.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
Career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry, including business intelligence expert, e-business developer, games developer, information systems manager, IT project manager, movie animator, software architect, software quality/testing specialist and systems analyst.
Course completion requirements
|STM90979 Professional stream (IT)||24|
|STM90968 Core stream (IT)||18|
|CBK91046 Major choice (IT)||36|
|CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice||18|
Course structure explained
This course totals 96 credit points, comprising seven core subjects, six subjects from a major and three subjects from the combined project and elective choice block (CBK91047). The number of electives depends on whether students choose a 6-credit-point or 12-credit-point research project.
The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.
If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study or completed an undergraduate degree in computing or information technology (or equivalent) at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit recognition of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent.
The prior study must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the commencement of this course. Recognition of study completed proceeding this period is subject to supporting relevant industry experience.
The substitution of core subjects to an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.
Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval.
Recognition of prior learning or subject substitution is not granted for the networking subjects 32524 or 32521 without the successful completion of the faculty’s challenge test. Holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification and/or those who have passed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma seeking subject substitution, are also required to complete a challenge test. Challenge tests are in the week prior to the commencement of classes, and applicants must obtain faculty approval before attending the challenge test.
Articulation with UTS courses
This course is part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (C11142), the Master of Information Technology, the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224) and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) (C04297).
Students articulating from the graduate certificate or graduate diploma are typically eligible for advanced standing of 24 credit points.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Engineering and Information Technology students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Engineering and Information Technology students
UTS will be seeking continuing accreditation of its information technology courses, including the new Master of Information Technology, from the Australian Computer Society.
UTS: HandbookSee the Master of Information Technology in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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