The University of Melbourne has recently redesigned its Master of Information Technology course, offering creative students the lifelong adaptable technical knowledge that leading IT employers are looking for.

The program teaches the fundamental technical skills that are applicable across a range of IT platforms; skills that will not date, such as applied algorithmics, data mining, distributed computing and programming language design, allowing graduates to evolve with and adapt to the swift pace of technology.

The program is also closely aligned with industry, offering students the opportunity to enrol in a competitive industry placement program that will provide valuable experience with a leading employer.

The new MIT is available in four specialisations, focused on areas of growing importance in technology, business and government:

  • Computing – For students interested in working across disciplines to design, analyse, implement and evaluate IT projects and future needs in the changing context of the ICT industry.
  • Distributed Computing – Designed for graduates who will play a leading role in providing service-oriented large-scale computing systems and applications that will operate over wired and wireless networks.
  • Health – For students who want to use their technical expertise to create IT solutions in the healthcare and medical sphere.
  • Spatial – Prepare students for a career in the spatial information industry, one of the fastest-growing IT sectors in the world.

Associate Professor Tim Baldwin is the Academic Program Coordinator for the Master of Information Technology. Associate Professor Baldwin’s research interests cover topics including deep linguistic processing, multiword expressions, deep lexical acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, information extraction and web mining. Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Stanford University’s Center for the Study of Language and Information.

“The Master of Information Technology is a flexible, practical course offering graduates the deep, technical tools to solve problems across domains.

“The course has strong industry links, and you will have the opportunity to take part in our placement program, giving you a foot in the door with leading employers in the IT sector.

“You’ll be in the midst of an exciting technology precinct working with world-class innovators in areas such as eHealth, cloud computing, spatial information and application programming.”

For further information about the Master of Information Technology, or to make an inquiry, please visit the Melbourne School of Information website.