This intensive course will allow you achieve a professional doctorate in Information Technology.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
There is a critical need for information technology professionals responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing information systems, or addressing organisational concerns with network performance and security in a wide variety of industry sectors.
The Doctor of Information Technology is an intensive three-year professional degree consisting of master level units, research and a research dissertation. The first two semesters you’ll learn through coursework covering approaches to information technology and a wide range of topics of current concern in the industry. The final four research semesters culminate with you writing a research dissertation that embodies a significant contribution to a professional practice in Information Technology.
5 reasons to study a Doctor of Information Technology at Murdoch
- Make use of our brand new IT Innovation Hub for cutting-edge learning, teaching and research, the facility is fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.
- Specialise your degree by choosing from a wide range of electives depending on your area of focus and career goals.
- Learn from our leading academics and experienced research staff who are forward thinking IT professionals highly active in generating policy and change within industry.
- Study on your own terms – we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to upskill while you’re still earning so you can study full-time or part-time, internally or externally to suit your circumstances. (You’ll need to study full time if you are an international student.)
- Working on real projects with experienced academic staff using latest technologies and techniques.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- information technology research methods
- information technology project management
- information technology strategy
- data resources management
- business analysis and systems development approaches.
Information technology professionals are highly employable in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. Your skills in establishing, maintaining and developing information systems, or addressing organisational concerns with network performance and security will make you highly employable in a wide variety of industry sectors. Commerce, telecommunications, health, education, architecture, mining, engineering, law and charities are just some of the industries you could work in.
Careers could include:
- IT Business and Technology Consultant
- IT System Architecture Manager
- IT Research Manager
- IT System Advisor
- Chief Information Officer (CIO).
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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