Domestic Master of Information Technology

Domestic Master of Information Technology

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.

Those studying in Townsville may be eligible to apply for an Australian Public Service Academy Campus position. With opportunities in the Digital and Data spheres, you can align your studies to part-time work, that may translate into a full-time job offer upon graduation. Explore the APS Data and Digital Programs page for more information.

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.

Refer to the handbook for a detailed overview of subjects.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of Information Technology.
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