Master of Information Technology

The University of Melbourne

This program is for creative students that are passionate about cutting-edge technology and its applications in solving real world problems across all areas of business, government, health and society. It teaches the fundamental adaptable technical skills that are applicable across a range of IT platforms; skills that will not date, such as applied algorithmics, data mining, distributed computing and programming language design, artificial intelligence, allowing graduates to evolve with and adapt to the swift pace of technology.

Course Fee:

Australian: $70,454
International: $88,166

Entry Requirements:

200 point program: any undergraduate degree with a weighted average of 65%, and at least one technical subject focused on computer programming (taken at any year level); 150 point program: an undergraduate degree with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or related discipline, with a weighted average of 65%; 100 point program: a 4-year undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or related discipline, with a weighted average of 65% and either: studies in the area of specialisation at an advanced undergraduate level or higher; or at least 2 years of documented work experience in the area of specialisation


For the 200 point program, students must complete 50 points of Foundation subjects, 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects. For the 150 point program students complete 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects. For the 100 point program students complete 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Computing; Distributed computing; Information technology; Spatial; Human-Computer Interaction

Study Pathways:

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Who for:

Those with limited IT background looking for an in-depth technical education, or those with strong experience looking to pursue an IT specialisation

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.


Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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