Postgraduate course

Master of Science in Information Technology

There’s always more to learn in the world of information technology. With this advanced postgraduate degree, you’ll upgrade your IT qualifications and experience to help take your career to the next level.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1294

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Selection rank

CRICOS code

0101998
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Overview

Build strong expertise in IT systems management, data science, and networking and network security, as you complete units over one and half years, or longer if you’re eligible for our part-time study options.

You can complete this course by either:

  • Coursework – where you’ll complete 36 credit points of coursework.
  • Coursework and dissertation – where you’ll complete 24 credit points of coursework units and a dissertation worth 12 credit points, for a total of 36 points. This option is available to you once you have completed 12 credit points of coursework and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

After one year of full-time study (equivalent to 24 credit points), you could choose to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management, Internetworking and Security or Data Science, depending on the units you study.

We understand that you might have work, family or other commitments to juggle, so you can complete your coursework in a way which suits your schedule.

3 reasons to study Information Technology at Murdoch

  • Develop advanced skills in establishing, maintaining and developing IT systems, analysing big data, and security complex IT infrastructures.
  • Get the qualification you need to be in high demand in a wide variety of sectors including commerce, telecommunications, health, education, architecture, mining, engineering, law and government and non-government organisations.
  • Take advantage of flexible study options so you can expand your skills and knowledge while you’re still working in the industry.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to use your judgement and initiative to make confident decisions in a range of IT environments.
  • Learn to work with complex information systems and practices at a senior level.
  • Develop the writing, data analysis and independent research skills you need to make an impact in your career.
  • Explore the legal and ethical issues relevant in ICT and related industries.
  • Learn how to present your knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.

Your future career        

With a postgraduate qualification in IT, your skills and knowledge will be in high demand across practically every industry. You might progress your career to work in senior roles such as:

  • IT Manager or Director
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Director of Technology
  • Management Information Systems Director

Professional recognition

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for industry certification exams including Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). You could also apply for accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

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Study areas

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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