Master of Information TechnologyCareer
With ongoing ICT skills shortages and demand for graduates growing year on year, you’ll be well placed to secure rewarding roles worldwide, whatever your tech specialisation.
Combining transferrable technical skills with a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, you’ll be much sought-after by employers from business, government, and other organisations.
Your career options include areas like cloud computing, web and mobile app development, eHealth, emergency services, GPS technology, and more.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is among the top 5 highest paying sectors in Australia according to SEEK, with the average salary exceeding $100,000 a year.
According to the Australian Department of Employment, the number of programming jobs will grow by 18.3 per cent to 116,300 by the start of 2020.
Our graduates end up in a wide variety of tech-related roles across many sectors, including business, banking, government, health and more.
Depending on your specialisation, possible careers include:
Big data management: data analyst; data mining specialist; data centre manager; data quality engineer; knowledge engineer; big data tech lead; database specialist; research analyst; information architect; Hadoop architect/developer; business intelligence expert.
Cloud computing: cloud solution architect; IaaS architect/developer; SaaS architect/ developer; Hadoop specialist; cloud and big data specialist.
Mobile computing: Android, iPhone, Windows mobile applications development; mobile games architect/developer; mobile architect/mobile software platform architect; mobile security expert; mobile application tech lead; IT infrastructure manager.
Security: information security specialist; information assurance professional; computer systems auditor; information consultant; information manager, with potential to progress to a role as a researcher in information security.
Software architecture: business analyst; electronic commerce developer; internet professional; multimedia design; systems design; software design; systems management; applications and analyst programming; senior programmer; software engineer; systems programmer; system architect; IT architect; software architect; or enterprise architect.
Web systems and search technology: web information architect; web security analyst; web application architect/tech lead, developer; web content manager; webmaster.
Industry is at the heart of the Master of Information Technology. The program maintains substantial links with business, government and other tech-related organisations, both in Australia and internationally.
Employers and industry professionals work with our academics to ensure program and course content meets the latest requirements of employers and matches market trends.
While the program is led by academics with strong research backgrounds and links to industry, courses are also taught by sessional teachers and guest lecturers currently working in industry.
Such embedded professional relationships mean there are opportunities to undertake internships in a professional setting and you will also be able to carry out an industry-relevant project.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which accredits information and communication technology related programs that are offered by Australian universities, both onshore and offshore.
Our Industry Advisory Committee is the main link between the program and industry, with membership including staff from major IT companies with global and local presence.
The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.
It’s also actively involved with life at RMIT through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.