Course location
Sydney

Duration
4 trimesters of study

Course code
NMIT

CRICOS code
083015F

Intakes
March, July & November

Course fee (2021)
A$12,670 per trimester

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.

Careers

Make your next move into a career which could include cutting edge IT roles in cloud computing, data mining and sensor networks.

This course will prepare you for a career in:

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

Course structure

This degree requires a student to complete 192 credit points (16 units) and is a two-year full-time award.

View the full Master of Applied Information Technology course structure for detailed information, including the recommended order to take the following units of study:

  • Networking Systems
  • Database Analysis and Design
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming
  • Project Management and Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Introduction to Research
  • Advanced Project.

View the full list of units currently offered.

Research units

Students can choose between:

  • 24 credit points of thesis work (Thesis units 1 and 2) and four elective units; or
  • 48 credit points of thesis work (Thesis units 3 and 4) and two elective units.

Elective Units

  • Advanced Wireless Networking
  • Mobile Applications
  • Sensor Networks
  • Data Warehousing and Mining
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Planning and Control

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.

Block Model delivery

Students commencing the Master of Applied Information Technology (NMIT) in 2021 will undertake their studies in traditional trimester delivery, which consists of 12 teaching weeks followed by a final exam period.

From 2022, NMIT students will transition to postgraduate 8-week Block Model delivery from a trimester-based delivery.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that you have completed an approved English language test, and achieved the result as described below.

  • IELTS (Academic Module): overall score 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL internet-based test: overall score 79 (minimum section scores: listening 19, speaking 19, reading 18, writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): overall score 58-64 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): total score of 58
  • VU English – University Preparation UPU (Undergraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) – EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.

Recognition of prior English language studies

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our guide to English language requirements to find out if you qualify.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Academic requirements

Entry into the Master of Applied Information Technology requires you to have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor/Honours degree:
    • completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; or
    • completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
  • International: proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by IELTS - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6 (or equivalent), and either:
    • postgraduate qualification (AQF8 or higher), or
    • first degree (AQF7) in the following quantitative disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Science, or equivalent.
  • Mature: entry into the program is open to applicants with:
    • postgraduate qualification (AQF8 or higher), or
    • first degree (AQF7) in the following quantitative disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Science, or equivalent.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications may apply for up to 48 credits points against specific coursework units (as detailed below):

  • degree in computer science or IT
  • four-year Honours degree in computer science or IT
  • degree or a Graduate Certificate with IT or Project Management units
  • postgraduate qualification with IT or Project Management units
  • combination of qualifications and experience equivalent to one of the items listed above.

Your eligibility will be assessed when we receive your complete application.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

Credit for skills & past study

If you've completed study with another university or institution and believe you're 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 coordinator.

Apply for this course

Submit an application to study this course at VU Sydney.

Please note that all tuition fees are subject to an annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. This increase will be reflected in invoicing issued to you. This annual increase in fees is covered as part of the agreed terms and conditions of your Letter of Offer.