Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Application due dates:
Applications are not being taken at this time.

Overview

The Master of Applied Information Technology (NMIT) is a flexible, accredited course, providing advanced training for students with an IT degree.

Areas of focus include cyber security, machine learning and data science. You’ll build on your computing skills, preparing for senior IT roles. Hands-on, practical classes let you develop and enhance the skills shaped out of theory. This course provides flexibility through face-to-face and online learning.

We focus on solving real-world problems in:

  • cloud computing (with practicals using Amazon Web Services)
  • cyber security
  • data warehousing
  • machine learning 
  • data science through advanced project and thesis
  • advanced programming
  • software engineering
  • wireless and mobile networking
  • mobile applications
  • data analytics
  • project management.

You’ll develop new ideas for the IT field, either through an industry project or research activities designed to lead into a PhD. Our experienced lecturers, excellent research facilities and connections to industry give you the opportunity and support to contribute original and important ideas.

You'll also be able to take part in an industry placement program, helping you kick-start your career.

This course and its research programs are regularly reviewed to ensure current practice and IT industry developments are included.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, from 2021 we will start rolling out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

From 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

This course offers students an opportunity to do either an in-house industry project under simulated environment, or extensive research activities that could lead to a Higher Degree (PhD) by research.

As part of your master degree, you’ll be taught best-practice research techniques and apply them to projects and theses in our research project areas. Our researchers include staff who are world leaders in their fields. The high quality of our research ensures that our courses remain relevant, world-class and allied to industry.

Victoria University’s Program of Applied Informatics is a leading research group in computing and information technology and IT applications. It engages computer scientists, experts from application domains (including health, community and business) and government partners to develop innovative IT applications that benefit society.

Our research on applied informatics is conducted in partnership with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and other universities in Australia and overseas. Some of our research collaborations include the following:

  • CSIRO
  • University of Queensland
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Chinese Academy of Science
  • Wuhan University
  • Central China Normal University
  • Zhejiang University (NIT)
  • Fudan University
  • National University of Defence Technology.

Our Women in Science & Engineering program supports our current university students and inspires women to choose engineering and science careers.

We run hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for secondary-school students – giving you the opportunity to encourage future mathematicians and IT experts.

VU offers scholarships for postgraduate research and international students to assist with the costs of study. The College of Engineering & Science also provides additional scholarship opportunities.

We offer up to 10 scholarships to recent graduates to conduct supervised research during the summer. We also offer write-up scholarships to students who have completed and submitted their thesis and intend to write manuscripts for publication with their supervisors.

There are also exchange grants, loans and scholarships available for current students going overseas for study.

Careers in IT

Potential careers include cutting-edge IT roles in cloud computing, data mining and sensor networks.

ACS and Deloitte jointly reflect, in Australia’s Digital Pulse, the ICT skill shortage pointing to enormous career opportunities. 

This course will prepare you for a career in:

  • ICT training
  • business intelligence
  • project management
  • data warehousing
  • IT consultancy
  • networking administration
  • networking
  • software development/engineering.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Applied Information Technology students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of: 

  •  120 credit points of Core units

AND either

  • Option 1: 24 credit points of Research Project studies and 48 credit points of Elective Studies 

 or

  • Option 2: 48 credit points of Research Thesis studies and 24 credit points of Elective Studies

Core units

Select ONE of the following options:

Option 1:

Plus 48 credit points of Elective units

Option 2:

Plus 24 credit points of Elective units

Elective Units:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conceptually map the most recent developments in IT theory and IT applications and justify their utility in various contexts.  
  2. Critically apply information technology knowledge and skills to new and uncertain situations in professional practice exhibiting a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.  
  3. Design, implement and evaluate applied IT research and transmit this knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences.  
  4. Formulate and strategise IT project management plans which accurately meet stakeholder needs and expectations.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Full-fee

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

How to apply

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