Master of Health Informatics

Interested in developing effective health informatics IT tools?  The Master of Health Informatics addresses the demand for IT professionals with an understanding of mhealth, telehealth and other electronic systems used in patient care.

During their healthcare journey patients may interact with a range of services and electronic systems that need to work effectively to provide quality care. These may include mobile devices (mhealth), monitoring and communication systems (telehealth), hospital and community electronic health records (EHRs) and government systems. However there is a shortage of professionals who understand the needs of clinical staff to develop effective health informatics IT tools.

The Master of Health Informatics is aimed at IT graduates and IT professionals interested in the latest developments and trends in the area of health informatics.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers
  • In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the requirements above but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience may be considered for admission subject to completion of any relevant prerequisite papers

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

To qualify for the Master of Health Informatics you must complete 180 points. The core papers and electives take one year to complete.

The final part of the programme is a one-semester applied research project, which may be in collaboration with health sector organisations and research groups at AUT.

Complete the following papers

And choose three from

Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader.

And complete a research project (one semester)

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email MHI@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Graduates may work in many different sectors including:

  • The healthcare software industry
  • Hospitals
  • District health boards
  • Government
  • Private healthcare  providers
  • Non-governmental organisations or primary health  organisations
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1319
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus / South Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,885
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

Scholarships at AUT

Nasca Peng
Ayush Narula
Farhein Akmal
Robert Eager

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.