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Master of Information Technology (Extension)


City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time

course codes
UTS: C04296v1
CRICOS: 084254E
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UAC codes

940600 NoSpecifiedMajor (Autumn session, Spring session)
940640 DataAnalytics (Autumn session, Spring session)
940641 IntMedia (Autumn session, Spring session)
940642 SoftwareDev (Autumn session, Spring session)
940643 Internetworking (Autumn session, Spring session)
940644 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 for the IT professional. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy and to broaden 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, as well as providing the opportunity to develop skills in alternative IT disciplines.

Course aims

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.

The opportunity to participate, to give my opinion and to work with people from around the world definitely made my classes more engaging

Typical study program

The following shows a typical full-time program for students choosing the Business Information Systems major and Internetworking sub-major.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ02082 Business Information Systems36maj02082
MAJ02083 Internetworking36maj02083
MAJ02084 Data Analytics36maj02084
MAJ02085 Interactive Media36maj02085
MAJ02086 Software Development36maj02086
CBK91043 Choice (No specified major)36cbk91043

Course fees

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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.

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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 2017 is $755. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

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.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Depending on the major selected, 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 structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90968 Core stream (IT)18
CBK91046 Major choice (IT)36
CBK91047 IT Project + Elective choice18
CBK91053 Sub-major choice (IT)24

Course structure explained

This course totals 96 credit points, comprising three core subjects, 10 subjects making up a major and a sub-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.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

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.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in information technology.

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.

Credit recognition

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 (including subject exemption and subject substitution) for the networking subject 32524 LANs and Routing may be considered for holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification with recent relevant work experience. Applicants are normally required to pass a challenge test to demonstrate equivalent learning. The same applies to those who have completed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma. The challenge test normally takes place in the week prior to the commencement of classes. Applicants must obtain faculty approval prior to attending the challenge test.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (C11142), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (C06113), the Master of Information Technology (C04295), the Master of Information Technology (Extension), 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


Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Information Technology (Extension) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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