Course Information

Master of Health Informatics

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Campus: Wollongong

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery: On Campus

Study Area: Information Systems, Information Technology

CRICOS: 083828B
Course Code: 428

Health services in Australia, as in most countries, are experiencing a surge of interest and investment in e-health. The Master of Health Informatics is designed to provide IT professionals with specific knowledge of health informatics and provide health professionals with a better understanding of IT within their industry.

Graduates will be equipped to:

  • develop national and state-wide strategies for departments of health;
  • manage major health informatics projects within and between organisations;
  • provide leadership in health informatics in public and private hospitals, with health system vendors, telecommunications providers and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Health Informatics is being accredited by the Australian Computer Society as potentially meeting the requirements for membership at the Professional Level.

    My University

    The Faculty's strength in health informatics is supported by the Initiative for e-Health Research Centre and by the Telecommunications and Information Technology Research Institute.

    World-renowned academic leaders covering a wide range of ICT majors are represented in the Faculty. Experts in areas such as Internet technology, telecommunications, IT policy and management, software engineering, computer security, power engineering, computer engineering, pure, applied, financial and industrial mathematics, applied statistics, data mining, information systems, e-health, electronic commerce and robotics, work in close contact, creating an R&D synergy vital to propel future advances in ICT.

    The Faculty is one of largest sites of ICT research in the southern hemisphere. It has strong industrial links with major international companies, collaborative research and development projects with partners in South East Asia, Europe and USA, along with research partnerships in China, UK, USA, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and India.

    The Faculty's work has created strong collaborative ties with the Simulation and Modelling, Research and Teaching (SMART) facility and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).

    Australian Residents

    Academic Entry Requirements

    Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in an area related to either information technology or health.


    2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $13,224
    Full Course Fee: $52,896

    The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in most postgraduate coursework degrees (excluding programs offered by the Sydney Business School and the Faculties of Commerce and Law.

    For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

    Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

    International Students

    Academic Requirements

    Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in an area related to either information technology or health.

    English Requirements

    The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

    English Test

    Overall Score





    IELTS Academic






    TOEFL (Internet-based)






    UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

    Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


    2016 Information
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $13,992
    Full Course Fee: $55,968

    Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

    Overseas Health Cover:
    Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

    Key Dates

    2016 Autumn


    Session Commences

    29 February 2016

    Applications Close

    Key dates are:

    • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
      Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

    • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 23 - 25 February
    Session: 29 February - 23 June

    2016 Spring


    Session Commences
    25 July 2016

    Applications Close
    International Applicants: 1 June
    Domestic Applicants: 30 June
    Late applications may be considered if places are available.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 19 July 2016
    Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

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