Master of Applied Information Technology

VU course code: NMIT | CRICOS: 083307E, 083015F | Level of study: Postgraduate
2 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

City Campus, Footscray Park, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


The Master of Applied Information Technology (NMIT) at Victoria University 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.

During this postgraduate IT degree, 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 an 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 a digital-industry project or research activities designed to lead into a PhD. Our experienced IT lecturers, excellent computer-science research facilities, and connections to the professional computing world give you the opportunity and support to contribute original and important ideas.

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

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

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

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
  • 72 credit points made up of either:

Option A:

  • NIT6001 IT Research Project 1 AND
  • NIT6002 IT Research Project 2 AND
  • 48 credit points of elective units from the approved list


Option B:

  • NIT6005 IT Thesis 1 AND
  • NIT6006 IT Thesis 2 AND
  • 24 credit points of elective units from the approved list

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




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.

VU stories

Neeraj Sharma, Master of Applied Information Technology
Taking tech skills to the next level
Master of Applied Information Technology
"I met wonderful professors who guided me and helped me get my first internship. It really boosted my confidence to know that I would be ready for my professional career as soon as I graduate."
Neeraj's story