Overview

The Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) course is designed for students who wish to master theoretical and practical skills related to the design, construction, operation, support, and maintenance of IT solutions. Course graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to work at an advanced level in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. These skills will also provide them with a pathway for research and further learning.

View Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) course handbook

Your specialisation

Information Systems

The Information Systems specialisation helps students develop the expertise in analysing, protecting, designing and specifying information systems. Students learn how to critically analyse problems and work together in teams to solve design, technology and programming challenges while gaining assistance from facilitators.

Stretch your career further

Students can enhance their career opportunities by gaining additional leadership and management skills – an important asset in a today’s complex and changing business environment. The below examples demonstrate the types of roles graduates can attain.

  • IT Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Network Manager

Key codes

CRICOS course code
061755G
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Strong industry connections and co-creation

As part of the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing), all students are required to undertake the capstone project normally in their final semester. It requires students to work with industry clients from external organisations or businesses to deliver viable solutions to real-world problems.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Ranked top 10 Australian university for Computer Science and Electronics

85.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

The median income for PG graduates nine years out is $105.5K

Ranked top 100 in the world for Computer Science and Engineering

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
  • Swinburne was the obvious choice for me. The course offers a variety of units to choose from and the project work has given me insight into workplace practices. Swinburne has students from almost every part of the world and the environment on campus is friendly, which makes it easy to adapt for someone coming from a different country.

    Jyoti , Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)

Qualifications

Admission to the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) is available to applicants who have completed a recognised bachelor degree in information technology related discipline covering at least the fundamental knowledge of computer programming, web system development, database, and business applications of computer systems.

Admission to the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) is available to applicants who have completed a recognised bachelor degree in information technology related discipline covering at least the fundamental knowledge of computer programming, web system development, database, and business applications of computer systems.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the award of Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) students must complete 12 units of study (150 credit points) as follows:

4
Core units
+
6
Specialisation units
=
Masters degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
User-Centred Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS70004
Cloud Computing Architecture
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS80001
Web Application Development
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS80021
Big Data
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS80023

Information Systems specialisation units

Units of study Unit code
Technology Inquiry Project
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60010
Technology Design Project
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60011
Technology Innovation Project
Specialisation unit, 25.0 credit points
COS70008
Technology Application Project
Specialisation unit, 25.0 credit points
COS80029
Requirements Analysis and Modelling
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
INF60010
Business Process Management
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
INF80028

2024 fees

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Finances
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

You’re eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or UniLink or OUA course at Swinburne, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens
  • are undertaking bridging study for overseas trained professionals and will be living in Australia for the duration of this study
  • have not exceeded the new combined Help Loan limit.
     

The HELP limit is the maximum amount you can borrow from the government in your lifetime towards your education costs. It is fixed and cannot be topped up.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

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Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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