Master of Information Technology

Health (2 years)

The MIT with a specialisation in Health is a program for students who want to use their technical expertise to create IT solutions in the healthcare and medical sphere. Every aspect of healthcare analysis is being driven by IT, yet the experts needed to innovate and drive these complex systems are in critically short supply.

As a MIT (Health) student, you will be in the midst of the most exciting health technology precinct in the southern hemisphere, alongside world-leading medical researchers and cutting edge technology such as Australia’s greenest supercomputer, the IBM Blue Gene/Q.

Major strands of study include:

  • eHealth and biomedical informatics
  • Information systems in health
  • Health record management
  • Biomedical and clinical data and knowledge

Graduates are in high demand worldwide in the health sector and are able to secure senior roles in active patient monitoring, data and image processing for health care, information management and eResearch. They work as clinical analysts, systems analysts, business managers and IT project managers in healthcare.

Duration
200 credit points (2 years full-time / 4 years part-time)
Fees
This course offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and Full Fee places.
Local student fees
CSP
Full fee: $29,216 ($3,652 per subject) per 100 credit points (2015)
International student fees
Full fee: $35,936 per 100 credit points (2015)

Entry Requirements

Entry Level 1 (200 points) — 2 years full-time

Any undergraduate degree, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent, and one technical subject focused on computer programming (taken at any tertiary year level).

The reference ‘or equivalent’ refers to a University of Melbourne equivalent score. To determine the equivalent score we look at your academic record and then calculate your University of Melbourne equivalent score based on the following factors:

  • Research profile and international standing of the University you received your degree(s) from.
  • The ranking of the University you received your degree from — the Times Higher Education Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings are good reference points and provide an indication of where other Universities are positioned (against the University of Melbourne).
  • Australian Government guidelines which assess international universities and education institutions. These guidelines are not made public, however, they take into account a number of factors including scoring systems, etc.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English language requirements. For graduate entry an alternative is offered.

English Language Entry Requirements


Structure

Foundation Subjects

50 points

Specialisation Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

37.5 points

Elective Subjects

Plus 12.5 points of electives chosen from:

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University

Advanced Specialisation Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

62.5 points

Elective Subjects

Plus 37.5 points of electives chosen from:

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University


Subject choice details for the Master of Information Technology will be available from the University of Melbourne Handbook.