MITS COURSE FEES

Domestic: $24,000
International: $48,000

FLEXIBLE LEARNING MODE

Online or On Campus

FITTING YOUR TIME

Full time or Part time

NEXT 2021 INTAKES

30 August, 15 November

  • Fast Growing IT Sector
  • Skills Shortages Pushing Up IT Salaries
  • Degree That Prepares You For Many Paths
  • Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Master of Information Technology And Systems (MITS) Domestic

There are frequent and exciting developments and changes happening in the IT industry all the time. The Master of Information Technology And Systems degree (MITS) equips you with the latest knowledge for the workplace. It is for both career changers and the ambitious, often the key to leadership and that next promotion.

There is a lot of choice out there in providers of a Master of IT degree. Many of these degrees, however, can be narrowly focused and more coding oriented, locking you into hyperspecialised knowledge. This may limit some of your employment options/paths.

A MITS degree on the other hand, as the name suggests, takes a systems wide approach. We believe this may expand your potential employment paths and ensure your knowledge stays more future-relevant in a fast and ever-changing world.

There are few providers that offer you the flexibility of an online degree in the information technology space, whereas we do. So you can study with us no matter where you are, at your own pace.

VIT - YOUR PARTNER

Experience the VIT advantage

We offer online, in-class and a hybrid of the two, depending on the pathways that best suit our students. You choose your mode of study. You choose your own pace.

The VIT advantage is clear:

  • Affordable education taught by academic experts.
  • Dedicated student support.
  • Quality education since 1998.

I am a team leader for an internship project for a Melbourne based organisation, involved in developing cost effective cloud-based solutions for database storage with data security, user authentication, resource scalability and load balancing. This internship has provided me with an opportunity to apply my skills to real world industry challenges.

Chirag Sorathiya – MITS Final Year, Final Semester

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Career Support

We understand that the MITS degree is ultimately an investment to advance your goal of getting a new job, or that promotion, or career change.

There has been huge growth in the IT industry, with a lot of opportunities as businesses have moved online, cyber security has become of increasing importance, newer technologies such as Blockchain have been becoming popular and companies using big data to improve the efficiency of their marketing and sales divisions. IT is flexible, allowing many people to work away from the office.

The MITS degree prepares you to take up senior IT positions in a wide variety of industries.

Our teaching staff support you throughout your degree to help you understand the job market, where the current opportunities are and what strategies will help you.


Robert Walker who coordinates internship and industry engagement with various partners will not only help students with internships during their degree but also when seeking work upon graduation.

Fees

Domestic Students

Course Fee $1,500 per unit
e.g. 16 unit MITS without RPL – $24,000
e.g. 12 unit MITS with RPL – $18,000
Payment Options Fee-Help, Upfront, Payment Plan

FEE-HELP is a loan from the Commonwealth Government and is available for eligible students to assist in financing their studies. For more information about these loans including eligibility criteria please visit the Study Assist website

Eligibility Criteria
  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in Information Technology (for four units RPL credits); or
  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • An overseas recognised Bachelor Degree (recommended four years) is equivalent to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 (for more info, visit website: www.aqf.edu.au)
Scholarship Programs EQUITY Scholarship Program
VIT ACADEMIC Scholarship Program
How To Apply Apply Here

Admissions

You can join the Master of Information Technology and Systems degree if you have a recognised Bachelor Degree in Information Technology (for four units RPL credits toward your postgraduate degree) or a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline.

Information on how to apply can be found here for domestic students.

For further information, please email: MITSadmissions@vit.edu.au

Academic Structure

VIT’s Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) is a Post-Graduate course at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 9.
Course Code MITS9118
CRICOS Code 096838D
Duration Dependent on how many units and whether full-time or part-time.
For example:
1.5 years full-time if 12 unit MITS with RPL
3 years part-time* if 12 unit MITS with RPL
2 years full-time if 16 unit MITS without RPL
4 years part-time* if 16 unit MITS without RPL

*Part-time calculated at half course load, but you can take anywhere from 1-4 units each semester.
Delivery Locations
  • Melbourne Campus: Level 14, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne,
    Level 6-10, 235 Queen Street, Melbourne,
    Level 6, 118 Queen Street, Melbourne
  • Sydney Campus: Level 5 & 8, 333 Kent Street, Sydney
Delivery Modes Face to Face/ Online/ Full Time/ Part Time
Intake Bimonthly (Refer to Intake Dates )
Course Qualification Total 16 units (96 Credit Points) without RPL
Total 12 units (72 Credit Points) with RPL

Exit Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS) – 4 Units,
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and Systems (GDITS) – 8 Units

Qualification Rule

To graduate with MITS, you need to have completed 16 units (96 credit points). If you have studied related undergraduate, you may be eligible to receive advanced standing through recognition of prior learning / credit transfer (RPL / CT) for 4 of the 16 units. To graduate you must have satisfied the requirements of all 8 core units and 6 elective and advance electives units as well as the mandatory Capstone Project worth 12 credit points.

*Specialisation Streams

  • Stream 1: Software Engineering
  • Stream 2: Analytics
  • Stream 3: Architecture

MITS UNIT STRUCTURE

Foundation Core Units
  • MITS4001 Business Information Systems
  • MITS4002 Object Oriented Software Development
  • MITS4003 Database System
  • MITS4004 IT Networking and Communication
Core Units
  • MITS5001 IT Project Management
  • MITS5002 Software Engineering Methodology
  • MITS5003 Wireless Networks and Communication
  • MITS5004 IT Security
Elective Units
  • MITS5501 Software Quality, Change Management and Testing
  • MITS5502 Developing Enterprise Systems
  • MITS5503 Mobile Computing
  • MITS5504 Interaction Design and Usability
  • MITS5505 Knowledge Management
  • MITS5506 Enterprise Application Integration
  • MITS5507 Business Process Modelling and Management
  • MITS5508 Agile Methodology
  • MITS5509 Intelligent Systems for Analytics
  • MITS5513 Distributed Systems and Block Chain Technologies Applications Development
  • MITS5514/MDSC5002 Machine Learning
Advance Elective Units
  • MITS6001 Cloud Computing
  • MITS6002 Business Analytics
  • MITS6003 Enterprise and IT Solutions Architecture
  • MITS6004 Enterprise Resources Planning
  • MITS6005 Big Data
  • MITS6011 Advanced Research Topics in Information Technology
  • MITS6012 Advanced Research Topics in Information Management
Projects
  • MITS6500 Capstone Project

MITS SPECIALISATIONS

MITS WITH SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
MITS5501 Software Quality, Change Management and Testing
MITS5502 Developing Enterprise Systems
MITS6004 Enterprise Resources Planning
MITS6500 Capstone Project (related to Software Development)
MITS WITH ARCHITECTURE
MITS5507 Business Process Modelling and Management
MITS5506 Enterprise Application Integration
MITS6003 Enterprise and IT Solutions Architecture
MITS6500 Capstone Project (related to IT/Software Architecture)
MITS WITH ANALYTICS
MITS5509 Intelligent Systems for Analytics
MITS6002 Business Analytics
MITS6005 Big Data
MITS6500 Capstone Project (related to Analytics)

Note: Students who enter without a prior IT related Bachelor Degree (equivalent standard to an Australian Bachelor degree) and exit early are eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS – four subjects). This exit is not available to students who enroll with a prior IT qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree (AQF 7).

Academic Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would you recommend I study a Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) degree at VIT instead of just a Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree elsewhere?

There is a lot of choice out there in providers of a MIT degree. Many of these degrees, however, can be narrowly focused and more coding oriented, locking you into hyperspecialised knowledge. This may limit some of your employment options/paths.

 

A MITS degree on the other hand, as the name suggests, takes a systems wide approach. We believe this may expand your potential employment paths and ensure your knowledge stays more future-relevant in a fast and ever-changing world.

 

In addition, there are very few providers that offer you the flexibility of an online degree in the information technology space, whereas we do. So you can study with us no matter where you are in Australia, at your own pace.

What is the difference between full time and part time study?

“International students are expected to undertake a full-time study load as a condition of their student visa.”

Full time means you study 6-8 units in an academic year. Part time gives you the flexibility to take a lighter course load, which gives many working people more flexibility. Part time study is only available to students not on student visa. It is estimated each unit could take between 6 and 10 hours each week of classes, readings and assignments. This can vary depending on how quickly a student becomes familiar with the course material.

Can I enrol in the Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) degree without an undergraduate degree in a related field?

You need a minimum of an undergraduate degree to enrol in the MITS degree. It can be in any discipline and does not have to be in information technology.

Is there financial aid available?

Financial aid is available depending on your circumstances and where you are resident. Please contact our team at enrol@vit.edu.au to know more.

Domestic students do not have financial aid, but they may be eligible for FEE-HELP from the government and could be eligible for our scholarships.

In addition, New Zealand citizens may be eligible for FEE-HELP.

In order to be deemed eligible to access FEE-HELP a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder must:

  1. have first entered Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child aged under 18 years of age; and
  2. have been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, you have been physically present in Australia for at least eight out of the past 10 years) and 18 months out of the last two years at the time of application for the loan; and
  3. meet all other eligibility for FEE-HELP.

Am I likely to receive credit for Recognised Prior Learning?

You may be eligible for 4 units RPL credit if you have a Bachelor of Information Systems or related degree.

Am I a domestic student?

You are considered a domestic student if you:

– are an Australian citizen; or

– are an Australian permanent resident visa holder; or

– are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder, have been ordinarily resident in Australia for 10 years and entered Australia before the age of 18 over 10 years ago.