Master of Information and Communications Technology

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Master of Information and Communications Technology


Program summary

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.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess and undergraduate degree from a recognised 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. Candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements.

Career opportunities

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

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Required courses (13)

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 from:

ICT708 ICT Internship
ICT709 ICT Industry Project

Elective courses (3)

Select any 3 postgraduate level (500, 600 or 700 coded) courses from the School of Business *. These elective courses can be used to complete a specialisation in Project Management.

* 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.

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 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence

  • 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 specialisation

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

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 your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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