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Online Master of Information and Communications Technology

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Prepare for ICT leadership roles

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Embedded industry certifications

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  • Duration 24 months
  • Cost per program* $16288
  • Units 192

Program Benefits

  • ICT workforce ready. You’ll have the skills needed for the most in-demand areas of ICT: programming, data, and cyber security.
  • Taught by experts. Courses are taught by top practitioners from leading ICT organisations so you gain insider experience.
  • Globally-recognised industry certs. Knowledge and exams are embedded into the program. You’ll save thousands and graduate well ahead of peers from other universities.

Program overview

Gain a holistic ICT skill set while focusing on career-growth areas of cyber security, data and programming in UniSC’s 100% online Master of ICT.

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

As part of the program, you’ll graduate with your masters and the globally recognised, third-party industry certifications employers look for beyond a degree.

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python
  • Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Students from other programs will spend extra time and thousands of dollars earning these in addition to their degree, meaning that you graduate several steps ahead of your competition with the certifications employers look for in leadership positions.

students in class doing work for their masters program in information and communications technology program at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Strong career opportunities in information communications technology

The Australian government reports that five career titles in its Top 25 Emerging Occupations list involve data analytics1, which aligns to the fact that 61% of organisations in Australia alone are using data to drive operational efficiencies2, among other things. A senior business analyst in Australia earns a median income of AU$137,681, but can earn up to 16% more in top-paying industries.3

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Curriculum: gain up-to-the-minute experience

14 courses

2 years to graduate

The technology industry is fast-paced and ever-changing. The online Master of Information Communications and Technology at UniSC ensures you’re career ready with holistic ICT knowledge and a focus on the key career-growth areas of cyber security, data, and programming.

We’ve partnered with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and have an advisory panel made up of the likes of leading IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC, and the Sunshine Coast Council who regularly keep us abreast of trends and challenges so we can make sure you graduate work-force ready.

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Entry requirements: we make it easy to get started

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No application fee

To enrol you need:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts from your completed bachelor’s program*
  • Resumé or CV

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*We consider professional entry. So if you’re applying without a prior undergraduate degree, you just need five years of relevant work experience. If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program.

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Fee details

$2,550 – $3087 per course

14 courses

Limited CSPs available

Your education is a long-term investment that pays dividends over time with top-paying careers that are in demand.

Even so, we realise that looking at total costs can seem daunting, but we’re here to help. This online Masters degree is available for FEE-HELP, and we have limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available for eligible students. We can also help guide you through how to have a conversation with your employers about getting tuition assistance.

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Online ICT program outcomes

When you graduate from UniSC’s online Master of Information and Communications Technology program, you’ll have the knowledge, experience and industry credentials you need to move forward in your career quickly.

Graduate with:

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python
  • Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Short on time?

Earn a postgraduate certificate in Information Communications Technology with 4 courses in just 8 months. As part of the program, you’ll earn your graduate certificate as well as the ITS Python Certification, a highly marketable, globally recognised certification that helps you stand out in the job market.

If you decide to pursue the masters program after completing the graduate certificate, you may transfer your graduate certificate credits to the program. This means you only need to complete 10 courses to earn your masters degree.

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Your teachers

Doctor Rania Shibl

Dr. Rania Shibl, Deputy Dean of School

  • Deputy Dean of School
  • Learning & Teaching Technology Lead
  • Senior Lecturer, Information and Communications Technology School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Rania has over 15 years of experience in teaching at a tertiary level in Australia and New Zealand. She is passionate about what she teaches, and is a strong believer in creating an environment in which students are excited to learn.

Rania has been involved in several projects, including a large longitudinal birth cohort with over 3,500 participants as the Data/Project Manager. She has experience managing and maintaining large volumes of data collected as well as the extraction and management of various external data sets from government-linked data (including Medicare and Queensland Health data).

Her specialist areas of knowledge include Database Systems (relational and non-relational). Programming and coding in SQL, PLSQL, SAS, NoSQL and Python. Rania has a diverse area of research that includes a focus on technology adoption and acceptance, health informatics and fraud/forensics.

Professional memberships

  • Member of Women in Technology
  • Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of ISACA

What’s it like to learn online?

In UniSC’s 100% online Masters program, you’ll earn your degree at the times and locations that are best for you. There’s no need to give up your life to advance your career. You’ll receive one-on-one support and benefit from the same opportunities as our students on campus. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

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Study assist

Australia has government systems in place to help you pay for your post-graduate education. This online program is available for FEE-HELP, and there are a limited number of CSPs available for eligible students. We’re here to help get you started, answer your questions, and support you along the way.

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Frequently asked questions

Please know that you can talk to a real human to get your questions answered. We’re always happy to chat with you. You can call us at +61 7 5345 6342 or request more information.

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The online program is designed for professionals who work full time and is offered part time with one or two courses every trimester. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Yes, if you’ve completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit toward the Master of Information and Communications Technology program. Learn more about our admissions policy.

You can complete the program in just 1.25 years full-time. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The first step is to start your application.

Those who hold a Master of Information and Communications Technology degree pursue career titles such as senior business analyst, IT manager, and information security manager with salaries that range from $76,234 to $137,681. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career page.

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