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Master of Information Technology (Advanced)


There is no direct admission to this course. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Information Technology (C04295) or the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296) may apply to transfer to this course if they are accepted by a research supervisor to undertake an independent graduate project (24–48 credit points).

City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04297v1
CRICOS: 084255D

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 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 with a view to providing a pathway into a research degree.

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.

Typical study program

The following shows a typical full-time program for the Business Information Systems 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
MAJ02087 Business Information Systems30maj02087
MAJ02088 Internetworking30maj02088
MAJ02089 Data Analytics30maj02089
MAJ02090 Interactive Media30maj02090
MAJ02091 Software Development30maj02091
CBK91037 Choice (No specified major)30cbk91037

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

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 students vary between courses and range from A$20,610 to A$50,140 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 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.


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
CBK91061 Major choice (IT)30
CBK91060 Research Project choice48

Course structure explained

This course totals 96 credit points comprising three core subjects, five subjects making up a chosen major and eight subjects from the combined graduate project and elective choice block (CBK91060). The number of electives depends on whether students choose a 12-credit-point or 24-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.

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) (C04296), and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced).

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

UTS will be seeking continuing accreditation of its information technology courses, including the new Master of Information Technology (Advanced), from the Australian Computer Society.

UTS: Handbook

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