Course Details



Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode


Course Location


Course Starts

Jul 7, 2023


Course Completion: 4 - 8 years; Standard Full-time: 3.0

Charles Sturt University

Doctor of Information Technology

Take your IT expertise to the highest professional level. The Doctor of Information Technology from Charles Sturt University is a unique and flexible course, offering you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to knowledge at the frontier of the IT industry.

You’ll develop the attributes required to successfully identify, investigate and resolve IT challenges. Charles Sturt University’s research in this discipline is ranked at world level, according to the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation (2015).

Course highlights

This unique doctorate is applied and industry supported. Through coursework and thesis components, you’ll undertake advanced, critical reflection on professional practice in information and communication technology and related fields.

  • Industry relevanceUnder the guidance of both an academic supervisor and an industry-based supervisor, you’ll carry out original research and present your findings in refereed publications, including IT industry white papers, recommendations to IT industry bodies and, finally, in a thesis. The subject of your thesis will be a real-world issue or innovation that delivers tangible benefits to the IT industry.
  • Flexible offeringAs with all of Charles Sturt University’s courses, the Doctor of Information Technology is designed and delivered with flexibility in mind. You’ll complete the coursework component in part-time mode and then, for the thesis component, choose from full-time and part-time study options to complement your work and life commitments.
  • ScholarshipsA number of scholarships are available to Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Exit pointsYou’ll be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Computing Research after completing the first two coursework subjects. If you have less than a credit average in the four coursework subjects or you wish to discontinue the Doctor of Information Technology, you can exit with the Master of Computing Research.