Master of Information Technology

Flinders University

Program Overview

If you are a graduate with a previous degree in an area other than information technology but are looking to upgrade and extend your knowledge and skills in this dramatically changing area, the information technology program at Flinders provides the perfect introduction

These courses capitalise on the demand for professionals as information technology is applied across a continually widening range of applications, from intelligent consumer goods such as mobile phones and cars through to electronic medical records. They address the profession’s growing concern about a looming skills shortage in the area of information technology.

The focus on Flinders University’s strengths in the design, implementation and management of enterprise information technology and the application of information technology to information retrieval, analysis and visualisation characterise this program. The courses integrate with the strong and active research and development program in the College of Science and Engineering, carried out as externally funded research and development.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 35,500



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The graduate diploma provides studies in areas such as computer programming, application development, computer networks and operating systems, software engineering, databases and conceptual modelling and standards, and ethics and compliance. The coursework masters provides both core and advanced studies in information technology, with particular emphasis on the techniques required to design, develop and manage an enterprise’s information systems. Topics cover areas such as the fundamentals of computing, software engineering, database and conceptual modelling, and statistical science.

Year 1


  • Computer Programming 1 GE
  • Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence GE
  • Data Science GE
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills
  • Database Modelling and Information Management GE
  • Advanced Software Development Practices
  • Networks and Cybersecurity GE
  • Software Architecture and Design GE

Year 2


  • Information Security GE
  • Data Engineering GE
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance GE
  • Computer Networks GE
  • Human Factors for Interactive and Web-Based Systems GE
  • ICT Management and Professional Standards
  • Cloud and Distributed Computing GE
  • Enterprise System DevOps Project

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.0) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.

Annual fees:  $35,500

The course is designed to enable you to contribute professionally to the management of an enterprise’s information technology infrastructure. From theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions, information technology provides you with a solid foundation and the ability to adapt to new and innovative technologies.

Potential occupations include:

  • software developer

  • software tester

  • IT project manager

  • systems analyst

  • programmer

  • webmaster

  • researcher and developer

  • networking and communications specialist.

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