Master of Information Technology and Systems

University of Tasmania

Program Overview

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge and practical skills in varying  aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). It has been designed for everyone, not just those with IT backgrounds, to develop and build on your current skills, and enhance your ability to contribute to the workforce in any industry that has information technology and system needs.


You will have the option to customise your own learning towards your career goals with a range of seven specialisations.  You can select up to two specialisations that cover a range of advanced IT and IS areas. You will develop the critical knowledge and skills required to work as an IT professional by choosing units that best suit your career development, interests and needs.


The degree is focused on delivering genuine practical experience with options for work placement, work integrated learning (WIL), or participation in a research and development project within the university.


With an industry expecting very strong growth within the next five years,  IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia  with career options looking more promising than ever. 



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 35,138



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Core Modules

  • Systems Administration Fundamentals
  • Web Development
  • Professional Practices and Project Management
  • Software Application Design and Implementation
  • Multi-perspective ICT Project
  • Research Principles
  • Human Computer Interaction and User Experience

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.


English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.


Course Specific Requirements

  • 16 unit masters (2 years)
  • Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution.
  • 12 unit masters (1.5 to 2 years)


To qualify for a 12 unit MITS, you must currently hold a Bachelor degree in an ICT-related area, or a Bachelor degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area covering at least the fundamental knowledge of software design and programming, computer networks, web system development, and database technology.


Students who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an ICT-related area will be required to complete a 2-year, 16 unit masters.

2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 71,506 AUD *.


Course cost based on a rate of $35,138 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

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


You will graduate with 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:

  • Mobile App Developer
  • Front/Back End Developer
  • Data Modeller
  • Software Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Machine Learning Software Engineering
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Modeller
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • IoT Engineer
  • Data Modeller
  • Data Analyst
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
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