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University of New England
The Master of Information Technology is offered by the University of New England (UNE) with options to study online or on-campus.
It is suitable both for people with no IT background wanting to switch careers, as well as those within the industry wishing to enhance their experience and upgrade their qualifications.
Through a mix of theoretical and practical learning that takes into account local and global perspectives, which you can tailor to your interests from a variety of subject areas, you develop the understanding, practical skills and mindset you need to launch or extend your career in information and communication technology (ICT).
The course culminates in the completion either of a research project and thesis, or ICT case study-based project that gives you the opportunity to apply what you've learnt in a very pragmatic way. If you choose the research project and thesis option, you open up the pathway to a PhD.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Information Technology, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Information Technology from the University of New England. This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised internationally.
Your developed understanding of the essentials of information and communication technology (ICT), together with specialisation in your areas of interest, will enable employment in a variety of roles in the private, government and research sectors. Options may include software development, web programming, education, systems analysis, ICT sales and marketing.
This course also hones skills in critical thinking and analysis, creative problem solving and communication, which are useful across many professions and particularly at management and executive level.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in IT could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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