Upgrade your skills in a fast-growing field.
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 in 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 organisations through digital innovation. You will apply research methods and skills to develop innovative solutions to business problems.
To be considered for admission candidates require completion of a recognised Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent. Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree 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. Candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements.
Graduates will be prepared to undertake careers in the ICT field including business analyst, data scientist, database administrator, and systems administrator.
Professional Membership / Accreditation
Professional Accreditation with the Australia Computer Society will be sought upon the commencement of the program.
Application and admission advice
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What will I study
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Required courses (13) 156 units
BUS703 Managing Research
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
MGT726 Managerial Project
PRM701 Project Management Principles
PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:
Elective courses (3) 36 units
Select any 3 postgraduate level (500, 600 or 700 coded) courses (36 units) from the School of Business *.
* It is highly recommended that students who do not have a mathematics or IT background complete BUS501 Business Analytics and Statistics as part of their elective courses.
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 192
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general postgraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
- Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.