12 November 2008

UQ’s School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE) today announced two new postgraduate programs specially designed for students wishing to enhance their skills in the fields of Engineering and Information Technology.

The new two-year programs launched for 2009 include the Master of Engineering (Management) and the Master of Information Technology (Management).

The Master of Engineering (Management) combines postgraduate studies in selected fields of Engineering (electrical and software) with studies in business management.

"This new program will assist students with their future personal and professional career development," the Head of UQ's School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, Professor Paul Bailes, said.

"Students can become future engineering industry leaders by combining their engineering skills with key business management skills," he said.

The ME (Management) allows students to study software engineering or electrical engineering in the fields of biomedical, power systems or microwave telecommunications.

The Master of Information Technology (Management) aims to broaden students' career opportunities by developing their skills in IT application development in combination with key business management skills.

Professor Bailes said that the program had especially been designed for students who wanted to develop new IT skills and become inspirational IT business leaders of the future.

Students can tailor their own study plan and undertake IT courses including web design, information systems development or database technology. Students can also undertake business courses such as accounting, human resource management or information analysis and design.

This program is aimed at students who already hold a bachelors degree in any field that did not focus on core Information Technology courses.

Applications are now open for both programs at The University of Queensland with eligible domestic and international students being able to commence studies in February or July 2009 (plus subsequent intakes in 2010).
For more information visit – www.study.itee.uq.edu.au/mitm or www.study.itee.uq.edu.au/mem.

Media: Steve Forster, ITEE Marketing & Communications Manager (telephone 3365 2392, email: s.forster@uq.edu.au) or UQ Communications (telephone 07 3365 3367, email: communications@uq.edu).

CRICOS: ME (Mgmt) 065384G
CRICOS: MInfTech (Mgmt) 064995M