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Shape your career in IT with the help of UC

If you would like to progress a career in ICT, but currently have no experience in it, then this course is the stepping stone you need. Designed especially for those with no formal IT study or employment background, this course addresses the key areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’ and will fire up your motivation for becoming a professional in the field. You will gain an effective introduction to software technology and engineering practice, studying the fine details of database design and engineering management.

This accommodating course offers a variety of delivery modes to help you balance your study with other commitments, including weekday classes during business hours and in the evenings. As part of UC’s commitment to Work Integrated Learning (WIL), you can choose to undertake an internship with a professional practice, which will help you gain the necessary practical skills for securing your chosen IT role upon graduation.

Study a Master of Information Technology and Systems at UC and you will:

  • gain an introduction to software technology and engineering practice
  • learn about security, support and operating a quality, professional IT practice
  • study information technology and systems in the workplace
  • cover key contemporary IT issues.

Work Integrated Learning

UC works hard to foster close industry connections, with the course content reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group, made up of a panel of industry experts, and collaborations with industry partners who can provide you with internship positions and training opportunities. In this course, you have the option of undertaking an internship unit as part of UC’s commitment to supporting WIL, which will enhance your employability and ensure you are armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

  • Business and systems analyst
  • ICT security engineer
  • Programmer
  • Web developer
  • Network and systems administrator

Course-specific information

Applicants need to have completed an Australian bachelor’s degree in any field or equivalent, be fluent in the use of a desktop computer and have excellent English spoken and written communication skills. No previous IT knowledge is assumed.

This course is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated November 19, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
4 - 12 
Full time
32,000 AUD
International students, per year. Domestic students: CSP.
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