Master Of Information and Technology Systems | Computer Science – UTAS

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About the program

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS.

The MITS provides non-Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. It also enables all students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced IT and IS areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the IT and IS fields. Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT.

The MITS allows all students to complete a state-of-the-art, industry-focused specialisation in an emerging field of ICT:

  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Information Systems & Management
  • Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing
  • Networks & Embedded Systems
  • Graphics and Games Development
  • Interactive Design & Technology
  • Logistics & Enterprise Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Software Design and Development
  • ICT Research (on research stream)

Successful entrepreneurs with background from Information Technology (IT)

There are many influential and successful people in the world who hold a degree/master in IT. Without them, It’s become impossible to imagine the world without the likes of Google, Facebook and Netflix. 

High demand for IT graduates is reflected in decent starting salaries across the industry. According to The Sunday Times’ league table of graduate salaries, students leaving the University of Tasmania with a IT degree/master were earning an average of AUD55,000 just six months after graduating, thanks to large-scale recruitment from large firms and technology companies such as Alibaba.

So, if you’re looking to study IT, here’s a list of successful entrepreneurs with background from IT that might provide inspiration!

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg developed the world’s most successful social network. So successful in fact, that Hollywood even made a film about his rise to stardom (The Social Network).

Zuckerberg was just 23 when he was named the youngest ever self-made millionaire by Forbes. It was at Harvard University where he came up with the idea for Facebook, while majoring in computer science and psychology. He quickly became known around campus as a ‘programming prodigy’.

Zuckerberg, despite only receiving an honourable one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook, is estimated to be worth as much as US$35.1 billion. There are approximately 1.3 billion active monthly Facebook users and in 2013 alone the site earned a total revenue of US$6.1 billion.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company.

Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. In high school, he helped form a group of programmers to develop their school’s payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data, a company that sold traffic-counting systems to local governments. In 1975 Gates joined his hometown friend Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers. They began by adapting BASIC, a popular programming language used on large computers, for use on microcomputers. With the success of this project, Gates formed Microsoft and he had become the PC industry’s ultimate kingmaker until today.

Career outcomes

The MITS is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. Graduates of the MITS will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. By selecting specialist subjects, graduates will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the ICT industry. 

Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas. The MITS provides formal postgraduate credentials to advance your ICT career across any industry. For students without prior ICT studies, the MITS provides fundamental skills in 

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Programming
  • Cyber-security
  • Web technology
  • Database technology
  • Data communications and networking technology

By selecting specialist units, students will further develop their knowledge in several advanced ICT areas such as 

  • Intelligent Web Services
  • Information Management
  • Enterprise Systems
  • eLogistics
  • Systems Strategy and Management
  • Business Process Innovation
  • Network Security and Data Management Technology

Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world. For example: 

  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer
  • Database modeller/administrator
  • Programmer
  • Business process modeller
  • ICT strategist
  • Project manager
  • Information management specialist
  • Security architect/specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Enterprise architect

Guaranteed study and single accommodation package

The University of Tasmania offers MASTER OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS (MITS K71) in Launceston, Tasmania. This is a new study location for MITS and the university is offering an incredible study and guaranteed accommodation package. For just $30,850 AUD per year , students will be guaranteed to study and live in University Accommodation for the 2-year duration of the course.  That’s a guaranteed study and accommodation package for two years!

Course feeCourse fee
K7I- Master of Information and Technology Systems – MITS

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) Eligibility

Students will also be eligible for the Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS 25%) who

  •  is an international student
  •  applies through an authorised University of Tasmania agent
  •  receives an offer to study
  •  commences in Semester 2, 2018 / 2019
  •  is not applying for advanced credit

Study University of Tasmania

UTAS is also home to the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Australia’s national centre for maritime education, training and research. AMC is one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). State of the art facilities, a strong relationship with industry and hands-on training by professionals keep AMC graduates in demand around the world.

The QS World University Rankings result of 370 is another leap forward for the University, climbing 7 places and ranking amongst the best in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (top 50) and Agriculture and Forestry (top 100). Another seven disciplines were highly ranked in the QS Rankings, including Philosophy, Environmental Sciences (top 200), Biological Sciences, Law & Sociology (top 250), Education, Geography and Medicine (top 300).

UTAS course listing click here

Application Process:

UTAS has two main semesters, Semester 1 runs February to June and Semester 2 runs July to November. Applications open in August to commence study in semester 1 the following year. Applications for semester 2 opens in March. In order to be accepted to study at UTAS, you need to meet the course-specific prerequisites.

Working Opportunities in Tasmania

In Tasmania, students are able to find better jobs as compared to the other cities. Average wages vary between $14-30 per hour. There is less competition for jobs during studies.

Contact us to find out more

International Student enquiries:

Phone: +60182414802

Email: [email protected]

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