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The Master of Information Technology is a 2-year program intended for:

  • students with no or minimal prior computing background who wish to obtain a qualification in this discipline; or
  • students with a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline who want to obtain a broader understanding of computing; or
  • students with a bachelor degree in computer science or computer engineering who wish to specialise in some particular areas of the discipline

Advanced standing of up to 1 year is possible for students with an appropriate qualification.

The aim of this program is to provide students with a broad-based IT education, and more specialised knowledge in up to two areas, enabling them to work in a range of positions in the IT industry.



Study Level


Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Information Technology - MIT



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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

Regardless of which stream is chosen, students must complete the following:
- 96 UOC overall
- COMP9021 Principles of Programming (6 UOC)
- COMP9024 Data Structures & Algorithms (6 UOC)
- COMP9311 Database Systems (6 UOC)
- COMP9331 Computer Networks&Applications (6 UOC)
- GSOE9820 Project Management (6 UOC)
- 60 UOC more Disciplinary Electives from the CSE Course List

One of the following:
- COMP9900 Info Tech Project (6 UOC)
- COMP9991 Research Project A (6 UOC) + COMP9992 Research Project B (6 UOC)
- COMP9991 Research Project A (6 UOC) + COMP9993 Research Project C (12 UOC)

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge (ADK) requirement:
- at least 36 uoc of the Disciplinary Elective courses must come from the ADK course list

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Entry Requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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