Master of Information and Communications Technology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Information and Communications Technology

This program is not currently open for applications.

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.

USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
2 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency, refer to English language requirements.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

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 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.

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

The Master of Information and Communications Technology degree is an accredited program with the Australian Computer Society.

Program structure

Required courses (12) 144 units

BUS501 Business Research and Statistics
ICT700 Systems Analysis
ICT701 Managing Data
ICT702 Data Visualisation
ICT703 Programming
ICT704 Databases
ICT705 Data and System Integration
ICT706 Machine Learning
ICT707 Data Science Practice
ICT710 ICT Professional Practice and Ethics
PRM701 Project Management Principles

PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

ICT708 ICT Internship
ICT709 ICT Industry Project

Elective courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 postgraduate level (500, 600 or 700 coded) courses (48 units) from USC Business School.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 192
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

  • 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.

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