Master of Information Technology

James Cook University

Program Overview

Expand your career and enhance your employability by gaining expert skills in Information Technology (IT) including computer programming, data analysis and multimedia. Learn how to identify and diagnose technical issues, create solutions and improve technical systems. As you study the fundamentals of problem-solving and programming, the importance of data modelling, and design and development, you’ll be equipped to help your current or future workplace run smoothly and innovatively.

In the Master of Information Technology degree, you will study four foundational subjects: Internet Fundamentals; Database Modelling; Problem Solving and Programming; and either Web Design and Development or e-Strategic Management. Students enrolled in Cairns and Townsville can major in Computing, while students enrolled in JCU Brisbane or JCU Singapore can also choose from a Business Informatics major and a Game Design major. The major you choose will support you in pursuing an IT career in the area that sparks your passion.

Put your knowledge and skills to the test as you work on a collaborative ICT project across two core subjects. Working together in teams, students select a project from industry, the local community, or the university research community and use various approaches to IT project management to discover what makes for best practice and results. You will develop strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, gain experience in problem-solving for complex issues, learn how to enhance project outcomes, and take a practical research project from proposal to presentation. Your project could be in the area of marketing, web development, game development, or another that your team may choose.

Become an IT professional and add additional value to your current qualification. With digital dexterity an increasingly vital skill for businesses in every industry, incorporating IT skills into your career skillset will empower you to enter new fields of work, increase your employability and equip you to take on roles that require greater capacity and ability.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 34,960


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 86

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Course Structure


  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Database Modelling
  • Web Design and Development or e-Strategic Management
  • Problem Solving and Programming I


  • ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design
  • ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning
  • Advanced E-Security

Course pre-requisites

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree from this or another university; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)

TOEFL (internet based)
86 (no component less than 21)

Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD34,960.00

Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

JCU Master of Information Technology graduates are highly skilled and well equipped to solve technology challenges of the future.

The Australian Government is predicting an 11.6% growth in STEM occupations to the year 2024, almost 4% higher than other industries over the same period. * The advanced knowledge base and technical skills you gain through your degree will give you the flexibility to pursue a career in almost any industry.

With a Master of Information Technology from JCU, you’ll develop a keep understanding of information technology organisational systems, practical applications, and learn how to lead within this area.

Graduates may find themselves with roles such as chief technology officer, programmer, network administrator, systems developer, software developer, systems analyst, program administrator, and more.

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