Master of Information Technology

Murdoch University

The primary aim of this course is to provide IT professionals the opportunity to significantly extend their existing qualifications and experience. The degree may be completed in one of two ways: Coursework: students complete 48 credit points of graduate-level units. Coursework and Dissertation: students complete 36 credit points of graduate-level coursework units and a 12-credit point dissertation. The Coursework and Dissertation option is only available to students who have completed 24 credit points towards the MIT and obtained a GPA of 2.5 or greater. You may enter this Masters degree via a pathway through a Graduate Diploma which provides you with foundational IT knowledge before completing the MIT. The complete pathway can be undertaken over four semesters. Students may elect to exit the Masters at various points, to complete either the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology or the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management, Internetworking and Security or Data Science, depending on unit selection. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management forms the first half of the MIT (IT Management specialisation), the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security forms the first half of the MIT (Internetworking and Security specialisation), and the Graduate Diploma in Data Science forms the first half of the MIT (Data Science).

Course Fee:

International: $57,480

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in IT; or Graduate Diploma in IT; or 3 year non-IT degree plus diploma in IT; or non-IT hons degree or plus 5 years relevant work experience

Subjects you can Study:

Information technology

Study Pathways:

Students may exit with the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or Postgraduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security depending on unit selection. The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology forms the first half of the MSc(IT) (Internetworking and Security) specialisation. Completion of the requirements of the MSc(IT) forms the first component of the professional Doctor of Information Technology (DIT). The MSc(IT) also enables students to move on to study for a PhD in Information Technology.


Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at the Professional Level.

Who for:

Modern IT professionals responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing information systems in a wide variety of sectors

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No Full time 2 years
Murdoch No info No Part time 4 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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