Master of Information Technology

Central Queensland University

Master of Information Technology - CC54

By studying the Master of Information Technology at CQUniversity you will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage when seeking employment.


If you're an established or aspiring information technology (IT) professional the Master of Information Technology will expand your professional knowledge and skills in information technology (IT).

The course will provide you with a combination of leading-edge theory and the chance at hands-on practical experience to prepare you for a successful career in IT.

The specialty majors in this course focus on mobile application development, software design and development and networks and information security these are supported by an available minor in Project and Program Management.

This course is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge on how to manage the technical, organisational and economic issues involved in the management of information technology (IT) resources and systems. All units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Core Units


Networks and Information Security


You are required to complete fifteen (15) units, comprising of eleven (11) discipline units within a selected major and four (4) electives. Majors can be selected from Mobile Application Development or Network Security or Software Development. The course also offers a 12 credit point capstone project where you demonstrate your knowledge by completing a discipline project. You can accomplish work integrated learning by an internship.


For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in , you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit Name

COIT20276Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT202665, COIT20272 or COIT20273.
Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners. The capstone units are COIT20273 Software Design and Development Project, COIT20272 Mobile Application Development Project and COIT20265 Networks and Information Security Project.

No Residential School On-Campus Availability

Term 2: 15 July to 11 October

Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

No information available at this time.

To gain entry to this course students must have:

A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or a CQUniversity Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent.

Students who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, will be granted advanced standing of up to 6 core units, 1 elective and the first discipline units in your chosen major.

International students should Refer to international student page for further information including English Language requirements.

Advanced Standing

Advanced entry is available directly into term 2 for students who can demonstrate they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 12 units to complete the course. To be granted advanced entry a student must:

1. have a bachelor degree; and

2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007; and

3. either:

  • have one year other postgraduate education; or
  • have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian Institution or equivalent.

Students may also be granted advanced standing for one or two units if they meet the requirements of (1) and (3) above but cannot sufficiently demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of in all four units COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20246 and PPMP20007) to receive full advanced standing.

Security RequirementsHealth RequirementsAssumed Knowledge

On completing a Master of Information Technology, you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including;

  • analyst programmer

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On completion of this program, you may be eligible for professional membership with the ACS. Visit for more information.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional level. Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations. For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website:

Fee Category
As a full fee paying students, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit.Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit.You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan.Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance.If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees
Other study costsYou may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs. Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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There are a number of application options available for this course, dependent on the state you reside.

Western Australia

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