Master of Information and Communications Technology

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University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Awarded by

    University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2.25 years part-time (recommended)

  • Start Date

    3 intakes per year, enquire to learn more about your study options.

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Software or Applications Programmer | Information and Data Professional | Data Analyst | IT Manager | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Gain a holistic Information and Communications Technology skill-set while focusing on career-growth areas of cyber security, data and programming in this University of the Sunshine Coast's (UniSC) 100% online Master of ICT.

    You'll gain firm knowledge of data analytics, programming, data and process management, cybersecurity, domain knowledge and research methods.

    You will learnt to understand the ethical implications with respect to privacy and security in the analysis and use of data, understand how the effective management and use of data has, and will continue, to transform organisations through digital innovation, and how to apply research methods and skills to develop innovative solutions to business problems

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    An undergraduate degree in any discipline OR 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Master of Information and Communications Technology from the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), you will study the following units:

    Core Subjects (168 Units)

    • SEC601 - Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • SEC602 - Ethics in Digital Investigation and Cyber Security
    • SEC603 - Introduction to Device & Network Security
    • SEC604 - Cryptography, Blockchain and Security
    • ICT702 - Data Visualisation
    • ICT704 - Databases
    • ICT706 - Machine Learning
    • INF701 - Management Informatics
    • ICT703 - Programming
    • PRM701 - Project Management Principles
    • ICT701 - Managing Data
    • BUS703 - Evidenced Based Decision Making
    • SCI700 - Research/Industry Dissertation (24 Units)
    • SCI701 - Research/Industry Dissertation 2 (24 Units)
  • Why University of the Sunshine Coast?

    The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is young, fresh and driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators.

    They’re not the biggest university, but are committed to doing big things. They believe in preparing now for tomorrow's challenges, and their programs support teaching grads how to thrive and lead in ever-changing marketplaces. They've produced ground-breaking research and award-winning alumni while championing sustainability and maintaining diversity.

    1st in Queensland in Global Impact Rankings -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    Top 3% globally for Climate Action -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    26 research fields ranked at world standard or above -Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

    UniSC's 100% online programs in Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security and Forensics reflect their forward-thinking nature as they help professionals prepare for these fast-paced industries with roles that are in high demand throughout Australia and growing every day.

    As a student, you'll learn from powerful industry leaders such as those at the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defence, and major corporations.

    Class sizes are kept purposefully small, so you'll have plenty of time to build relationships with these teachers and get detailed answers to all of your questions.

    To ensure you're always learning up-to-the-minute content, UniSC business partners with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and work with an industry advisory board with the likes of IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC, and Sunshine Coast Council.

    To demonstrate your level of knowledge and ability, UniSC has embedded the prep and exams of 3rd-party industry certifications into our programs. This means you'll complete your academic program with globally-recognised industry certifications that advance your career faster and earn you more money while saving thousands in exam fees.

    Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
    ITS Python
    ITS Databases

    No experience in IT or cyber security? No Problem. UniSC welcomes all academic backgrounds to our programs. Their experienced, valued teachers will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the program you choose.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will graduate with an internationally recognised Master of Information and Communications Technology from the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC).

    As part of the program, you'll graduate with your master's and the globally recognised, third-party industry certifications employers look for beyond a degree, including Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals), ITS Python and ITS Databases. Students from other programs will spend extra time and thousands of dollars earning these after they graduate, meaning that you graduate several steps ahead of your competition with the certifications employers look for in leadership positions.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available from February 2023.

    You may be eligible for government loans and assistance such as FEE-HELP, plus there are even scholarships and bursaries which you can explore.

    Fees are $16,228 for CSP and $42,948 for full fee paying students.

    Enquire now to find out more about your payment options.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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