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Which IT course is best for you?

If you’re thinking about graduate study in IT, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading institution for Engineering and Technology. The University of Melbourne is ranked number 1 in Australia and number 13 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems, according to the QS World University Rankings by subject for 2015. Our Master of Information Technology (MIT), Master of Information Systems (MIS) and Master of Engineering (Software) courses all offer the advanced industry-relevant knowledge and industry based learning opportunities, offering you the skills and experience that top employers are looking for.

What is the difference between the MIS, the MIT and the Master of Engineering (Software)?

Master of Information Systems

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) is the University of Melbourne’s premier degree for students who aspire to be leading practitioners and consultants in digital business.
The MIS was designed in consultation with leading employers, ensuring that it is among the most industry-relevant graduate IT programs in Australia. The programs covers skills areas of critical importance to IT employers, such as:

  • Project and change management
  • Emerging technologies
  • IT strategy and governance
  • Compliance and security
  • Service provision.

MIS Graduate Neha Soni (above right) works as Business Analyst for Deloitte Australia. Neha enrolled in the MIS after completing undergraduate study in engineering at the University of Pune.

“The MIS offered the right mix of business and technical subjects. Along with the technical know-how, it helped me develop and enhance fundamental business skills like requirements gathering, communication, problem solving and team building.”

Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) is a course for students who are passionate about cutting edge technology and its applications in solving real world problems across all areas of business, government, health and society.
The program teaches fundamental technical skills that will not date, and that are applicable across a range of IT platforms. The MIT is available in four specialisations:

MIT student Ivan Sanchez

MIT student Ivan Sanchez

  • Computing – For students interested in working across disciplines to design, analyse, implement and evaluate IT projects.
  • Distributed Computing – Learn to manage large quantities of data through distributed systems and develop cloud computing solutions and innovative broadband applications.
  • Health – For students who want to use their technical expertise to create IT solutions in the healthcare and medical sphere.
  • Spatial – Prepares students for a career in the spatial information industry, one of the fastest-growing IT sectors in the world.

Current MIT student, Ivan Sanchez said he chose the course for its balance between academic content and industry know-how. He took part in an internship at Melbourne-based startup Whispir, thanks to the University of Melbourne’s Tin Alley Beta internship program for IT students.

“I have continued to work at Whispir, since completing my internship. Tin Alley also provided me with access to a network of people and opportunities, which are vital to gaining employment, particularly for an international student.”

Master of Engineering (Software)

The Master of Engineering (Software) is an engineering qualification allowing students to work as an accredited software engineer in the world’s leading economies. In this course you combine your mathematical, scientific and technical knowledge with creativity to tackle large-scale software design and development projects. You may also choose to undertake the Master of Engineering (Software with Business) featuring subjects co-developed with Melbourne Business School.

Current Master of Engineering (Software) student, Andy Sum (below) is one of the co-creators of Crossy Road, the mobile game that is taking the world app charts by storm, and that has earned he and his business partner a salary in the millions.

Find out more about Andy’s success with Crossy Road.

Andy Sum

Master of Engineering (Software) student Andy Sum

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