Master of Information & Communications Technology

Course Information
Course Name Master of Information & Communications Technology
ATMC Code 092873M
Duration (Part Time) N/A
Duration (Full Time) 2 Years
2020 Course Fees 26,600
Intake Dates March, July, November
University University of the Sunshine Coast
Campus Melbourne
Faculty Business, IT & Tourism


English Language Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6 with no individual band score less than 5.5 OR Overall PTE score of 50 with no subscore less than 50 OR equivalent.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess and an undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institution or equivalent. Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) in Information and Communication Technology may be eligible to apply for 48 units of block credit. The 48 units (four courses) credited will be determined by the courses students have completed and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Course Outline

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry is one of the fastest growing and changing fields.

The Master of Information and Communications Technology will boost your career prospects by equipping you with high-level professional skills. You will develop your understanding of data analytics, data science engineering, data and process management, domain knowledge and research methods. You will understand the ethical implications with respect to privacy and security in the analysis and use of data, how the effective management and use of data has and will continue to transform organizations through digital innovation. You will apply research methods and skills to develop innovative solutions to business problems.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to undertake careers in the ICT field including business analyst, data scientist, database administrator, and systems administrator.


Professional Accreditation with the Australia Computer Society will be sought upon the commencement of the program.

Program Structure

Required courses (12)

ICT700 Systems Analysis

ICT701 Relational Database Systems

ICT702 Data Wrangling

ICT703 Network Technology and Management

ICT704 Non-Relational Database Systems

ICT705 Data and System Integration

ICT706 Data Analytics

ICT707 Data Science Practice

ICT710 ICT Professional Practice and Ethics

PRM701 Project Management Principles

BUS501 Business Analytics and Statistics

ICT709 ICT Industry Project

Elective courses (4)

Select any 4 postgraduate levels (500, 600 or 700 coded) courses from the School of Business *. These elective courses can be used to complete a specialization in Project Management.

* It is highly recommended that students who do not have mathematics or IT background complete BUS501 Business Analytics and Statistics as part of their elective courses.

Total units: 192

Program Requirements

In order to graduate you must:

Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure.

Program Notes

  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests, and examinations
  • Register your selected specialization


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