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Master of Information Technology

Masters of Information Technology


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The ICMS Master of Information Technology (MIT) is an innovative postgraduate degree which meets industry’s growing demand for professionals with technology skills and technical infrastructure expertise.

The accelerating digitisation of business is impacting all sectors of the economy. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) increase, so do threats from cyber criminals. The resultant labour force gap will require an agile, skilled workforce prepared to take on these new challenges. Rapid change also brings new opportunity and there has never been a better time to work in the exciting and dynamic information technology (IT) sector. 

The MIT degree provides students with valuable, real world IT industry experience that marks them not just as technically skilled, but job ready for this rapidly evolving industry. 

This is a contemporary and hands-on degree that has been thoughtfully designed in conjunction with industry to prepare students for the digital age, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are essential to competently and confidently operate in varying domains of IT across diverse roles and industries. 

The ICMS Master of Information Technology offers:

  • 4 x Core subjects, including an IT Consulting Project
  • 6 x Specified electives
  • 2 x WIL Professional Placement subjects (Internship)
  • 2 x Elective subjects

14 Subjects in total (64 credit points)


If you are looking for an introduction to the MIT, you could choose to begin your studies with a pathway option:

With a strong emphasis on industry relevance, the ICMS MIT degree goes beyond theoretical knowledge, placing students in real-world IT job settings as an integral part of their qualifications.

As well as your IT Consulting Project, as an ICMS MIT student you will have the opportunity to complete a Professional Placement (internship) in an Australian or international business within your two (2) Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects, included within the degree.

Professional placements are arranged for you by the dedicated ICMS WIL team who will work with you to secure an individually tailored internship role aimed at building your Australian business networks and connections, as well as providing real life work experience that supports your future career aspirations.

Rapid digital transformation of businesses caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Australia and globally has created a new expectation from customers and employees for information technology (IT) to be at the centre of productivity.

The demand for skilled IT professionals is reflected in the various skilled migration occupations and pathways that are currently available in Australia.

The MIT could open up a range of career opportunities for graduates within the systems, networks and database sectors that are currently identified as ‘strategic skills’ by the Australian Government.

The course is designed for you if you have a passion for information technologies – regardless of your IT background. By providing you with a scholarly and practical learning environment we will enable you to develop and augment your current skills in the field.

As an MIT student you will have an opportunity to build up your technical and non-technical skill sets to contribute to the workforce in many diverse industry environments. 

Not only will the MIT degree enhance your industry recognition but you will be able to take advantage of the high wages that those with these skills can demand.

ICMS also offers the Master of Information Technology with two optional specialisations:

Traditional skills such as statistics and data management will no longer be sufficient and new skills such as data visualisation, data analytics programming, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will be increasingly more important.

Cyber security professionals can use their skills in big data to protect against cyber-attacks and to identify threats and abnormal behaviour

Knowledge of data science can help cyber security professionals to make connections in relation to minor abnormalities and to assist them in understanding the bigger picture. By being able to understand big data sets and comparing real time data, data science knowledge can assist cyber professionals in identifying potential threats in advance. 

For these reasons the specialisation MITs will be in high demand by global organisations.

Upon successful completion of the ICMS Master of Information Technology you will able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the IT discipline, employing relevant industry standards and best practices in an organisational context. 
  • Design, develop, and implement contemporary and creative IT solutions to complex real-world problems, exhibiting critical judgement, advanced knowledge and specialised skills that underpin the key aspects and dynamics of the IT sector.
  • Research, contextually apply and exchange information with specialist and non-specialist audiences using emerging digital technologies and conforming to the principles of information ethics and relevant regulatory provisions. 
  • Effectively collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of IT proficiency, using fit-for-purpose communication methods
  • Embrace innovation and change in an array of IT contexts, exercising authentic and inclusive leadership, agility, emotional and social capabilities. 
  • Build collegiality in professional practice with diverse communities, applying universal ethical principles and IT profession-specific codes of conduct in a culturally adept and socially responsible fashion.
  • Work autonomously and responsibly in the dynamic IT environment by implementing self-management strategies, enacting intellectual independence, and evaluating own performance for continuing professional development. 

MIT Career Options

Upon completion of the Master of Information Technology (MIT) qualification, students will have an opportunity to pursue a wide range of career options. 

Planning your future? This qualification could provide various migration pathways to international students. (Refer to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website for specific information pertaining to your individual circumstances.)

  • Systems Analyst
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Manager
  • Systems Designer
  • Systems Manager
  • IT Coordinator
  • Digital Strategist

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 115064F
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 9
  • Campuses: City Campus, Sydney
  • Full-time Duration: 2 years (or part time equivalent)
  • Work Integrated Learning: 2 x Subjects Included
  • Accelerated Duration: 1.5 years
  • Study Mode: On-Campus | Online*
  • Start: Main Intakes: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
  • Enrol Now: Start 1 July 2024
  • Annual Indicative Student Enrolments: N/A

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

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The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Students enrolling into a mid-trimester intake will begin their course with two (2) subjects only and resume their preferred study pattern in the following study period.

Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course.

A typical full-time study load is no more than 12 credit points and no less than 8 credit points per study period (32 credit points per year) for postgraduate courses.

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Dr Patrick Shearman

B.Comm (Hons), MSc, MInfTech, PhD

Dr Patrick Shearman is on the Senior Academic Team. As Program Manager (Information Technology), Dr Shearman is responsible for overseeing the development of undergraduate and postgraduate information technology degrees.

Dr Shearman holds a PhD from the UTS Business School, a Master of Information Technology (MinFtech) from Sydney University, a Master of Science (MSc) in systems analysis from City, University of London and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Galway University, Ireland. Patrick has also completed the Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard’s Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning and the MIT Sloan Certificate in Artificial Intelligence strategy.