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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

If you are an IT professional or technically skilled graduate aiming to make the transition into management, the Master of Information Technology Management will help you develop the skills to manage the design, delivery and operation of business technologies effectively. It will equip you with an in-depth understanding of key areas such as data analytics, business intelligence, IT strategy and IT project management.

This professional degree program will prepare you to succeed in managing areas that use technology to expand business endeavours. It will equip you with an in-depth understanding of key areas such as data analytics, business intelligence, IT strategy and IT project management.

Subject areas

This course has no specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Information Technology Management complete 72 credit points (cp) made up of at least 3 core units of study (18cp), subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

After completing 24 cp of coursework, candidates may select 12cp of information technology project units of study. Projects are normally related to a student's area of employment.

Candidates who achieve a minimum distinction average in their first 24 cp of study may be eligible for the research pathway.

Candidates pursuing a research pathway complete INFO5993 IT Research Methods (6 cp) plus COMP5702 IT Research Project A (12 cp) and COMP5704 IT Research Project B (6cp).

The research project is undertaken on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic staff member, subject to the approval of the School.

Classes for this course are held either during the evening or online to accommodate your professional and other external commitments.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology or information systems with a credit average (65 percent), or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a credit average (65 percent) and a major sequence of study in computer engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) and two year's professional work experience in the information technology industry, or equivalent qualifications or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management or Graduate Diploma in Computing, with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. Students currently studying a Master of Information Technology Management who are exiting the degree after 1 semester or completion of 24 credit points are may be eligible for a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Computing, from which they may transfer into the Master of Information Technology Management after satisfactorily completing at least 24 credit points with a credit average, allowing them to obtain a Master of Information Technology in just two years of full-time study.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Technology Management has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and has been accredited by the ACS as a professional level course in Information Technology.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology Management may pursue employment in areas that use computing technology to operate and expand business endeavours. The course has been specifically designed for graduates who are currently moving along, or seeking to move along, a career path through managerial roles such as project manager, program manager, general manager of operations, chief information officer or chief technology officer.
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