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Information Technology and Systems

From the food on our plates to space exploration, our lives rely on computing technologies.

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) has been created to give you the technical and professional skills to work in a variety of industries.

IT professionals work in diverse occupations, from launching their own businesses to working for multi-national companies. The MITS will build on your current skills, enhancing your ability to contribute to society in different industries.

The range of units offered in this degree cover in-depth topics that will build on your technical and professional skills, creating a clear pathway between your current undergraduate qualification and the one that is technologically ready. You’ll graduate well-placed to deal with ongoing rapid changes in the Information Technology and Information Systems fields.

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Master of Information Technology and Systems

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart or Launceston CRICOS 079193M

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Access advanced IT facilities, including The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia.

Build your degree based on your interests, with nine different career streams to choose from.

Design, build and deploy an IT related solution for a real organisation with our work-integrated learning program.

Study options

Big Data Management and Analytics

Living in a data-driven world, there are huge volumes of information generated through technology use and automation. Develop the capacity to derive meaning from data through learning a range of skills in data analytics, data management and data processing.

Information Systems and Management

This career stream focuses on the use of information and analytical tools to model, analyse, understand and design information systems. Equip yourself with practical skills in mobile, web and cloud computing. Learn how data can be manipulated to meet the information needs of users and develop application systems which use web interfaces, databases, cloud computing, and Android and IOS platforms.

Networks and Embedded Systems

Computing networking is a growing industry where large and small organisations need skills to protect their computer systems. You’ll be given the opportunity to develop both theoretical and practical skills in network security, embedded systems and ICT systems.

Graphics and Games Development

Learn the processes and technologies used to develop games and interactive systems. Develop your practical skills to design, model and program game technologies. Gain experience in industry-leading technologies, tools and languages, including VR/AR technologies.

Logistics and Enterprise Systems

Want to expand your business knowledge and technical skills? This career stream will develop your skills in managing enterprise architecture and systems, supply chain logistics and relational database management systems.

Interactive Technology

The expansion and reliance on digital technologies in a range of entertainment and business environments have created a demand for professionals who understand social and participatory design. This career stream offers a mix of theory and practical skills to design technologies that are user-centred.

Software Design and Development

Do you want to learn how to code? This career stream develops your programming skills to engineer mobile, networked, multicore and web-based software systems. Learn the best practices for designing, developing, implementing and testing software solutions.

Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing

Equip yourself with practical skills in mobile, web and cloud computing. Learn how data can be manipulated to meet the information needs of users and develop application systems that use web interfaces, databases, cloud computing, and Android and IOS platforms.

ICT Research

ICT research develops efficient and effective technologies that can be applied in various industries. Learn to undertake research with integrity and in a rigorous manner through research knowledge, skills and tools. You’ll work with a supervisor to undertake a research project and produce a thesis document.

Course breakdown

The normal duration of the Master of Information and Technology Systems is 2 years. You will do the equivalent of at least twelve 12.5% units, and up to sixteen 12.5% units, based on their existing qualifications and experience (see Entry Requirements).

Students who qualify for the 12 unit course can choose to do an accelerated program over 1.5 years, or they can complete the degree over 2 years by successfully studying 3 units a semester for 4 semesters.

1

Year 1

100 credit points

  • 50 credit points: Core units
  • 50 credit points: Chosen career stream

2

Year 2

100 credit points

  • 50 credit points: Chosen career stream
  • 50 credit points: Degree electives

Career outlook

The Master of Information Technology Systems (MITS) is an effective means of opening new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields.

Graduates of the MITS will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic, and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. This degree provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology.

Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world including:

  • systems analyst
  • web developer
  • database modeller/administrator
  • programmer
  • business process modeller
  • ICT strategist; project manager
  • information management specialist
  • security architect/specialist
  • business analyst
  • enterprise architect

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.