English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirements for entry into a Melbourne Institute of Technology course. The English Language Requirement for courses such as undergraduate business and networking is Academic IELTS Overall score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.

Applicants will need to provide one of the below forms of evidence to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

English tests

English test results must be valid before the date of commencement of the course at MIT. MIT will assess all applicants individually and where the applicants do not meet English Language Requirements, MIT will consider packaging the main course with an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program.

Courses Academic IELTS TOEFL iBT Pearson (PTE) Cambridge-CAE

Master of Professional Accounting;
Master of Business Research (MBusRes).
Master of ICT Research (MRes(ICT)).

Overall 6.5
(no band less than 6.0)

Overall score 79-93 with minimum scores:
Reading 13,
Writing 21,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18

Overall 58
(no band less than 50)

Overall 176
(no band less than 169)

Master of Networking;
Master of Engineering (Telecommunications);
Bachelor of Networking;
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications);
Bachelor of Business.

Overall 6.0
(no band less than 5.5)

Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores:
Reading 12,
Writing 20,
Listening 11,
Speaking 17

Overall 50
(no band less than 45)

Overall 169
(no band less than 162)

Master of Business Analytics and Master of Data Analytics

Overall 6.0
(no band less than 6.0)

Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores:
Reading 13,
Writing 21,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18

Overall 50
(no band less than 50)

Overall 169
(no band less than 169)

English Language requirements exemptions

MIT may exempt applicants with following qualifications before the commencement of a course at MIT.

Australian Study

Applicants who have completed the following qualifications in Australia may meet MIT’s direct entry requirements:

Program Program Duration (minimum)

Australian Year 12 or equivalent

2 years

Foundation Years/Studies

1-2 years

Certificate IV

1 year (or six months following Certificate III)


1 Year

Advanced Diploma

1 to 1.5 years following Diploma

Partial completion of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at another tertiary institution in Australia.

Successful completion of 1-semester full-time study (0.5 EFTSL) Example: For a unit with 15 credit points, 15 divided by 120=0.125

Other qualifications

Applicants who studied formal English subjects in the following academic qualifications in secondary schools may meet English language requirements for Undergraduate courses:

  1. GCE (General Certificate of Education) ‘A’ or ‘O’ Level English with a minimum grade of B.
  2. International Baccalaureate Diploma: Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard levels) or minimum 5 in English B (Higher Level)
  3. Cambridge International IGCSE and Pearson Edexcel International GCSE (A levels and O levels) with a minimum of C grade in English Language, or a minimum grade of B in English as a Second Language (ESL).


First Language English

Applicants who hold a valid passport of or have completed Senior Secondary and Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language may be eligible for direct entry into MIT’s courses. MIT recognises the following countries:

Country Eligibility for direct entry based on holding a valid passport for the country Eligibility for direct entry based on completing a minimum of 5 years of study in English


Not applicable


New Zealand

Not applicable

South Africa

The Republic of Ireland

The United Kingdom

The United States of America

MIT English Language Placement Test

Applicants may be eligible to sit MIT English Language Placement Test.  Applicants who achieve an overall score of 160 in MIT English Language Placement Test may be eligible for direct entry.

Successful completion of EAP (English for Academic Preparation)

Applicants who have completed an appropriate EAP level at MIT or other NEAS accredited ELICOS providers may be eligible for direct entry in MIT courses.

Pathways to study

Applicants who do not satisfy minimum English language requirements have an option to study English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at MIT English Language Centre. The Centre offers ELICOS at different skill levels. Class levels are determined based on the following:

  • Independent English Language Test Score
  • MIT English Language Placement Test before the commencement date

To learn more about English Language Programs at MIT, click here.

The following table details the number of weeks of ELICOS required to be undertaken by students according to their actual accomplishments in English Language tests which are less than the entry requirements for courses.

Minimum English Test Score and ELICOS Package

Programs MIT English Language Placement Test Score IELTS Academic PTE Academic TOEFL iBT ELICOS duration

All  Programs except MPA and GDoA

NA (direct entry for placement test scores above 160)

Academic IELTS 6.0

(with 1 or more band scores less

than 5.5)

Overall 50

(with 1 or more skill area scores less than 45)

Overall 60* with less than 12 in Reading

11 in Listening

17 in Speaking

20 in Writing

5 Weeks of ELICOS (EAP)


Academic IELTS Overall


43-49 Overall

46-59 Overall

10 Weeks of ELICOS (EAP)


Academic IELTS Overall


36-42 Overall

35-45 Overall

20 Weeks of ELICOS (EAP)


Academic IELTS Overall 4.5

30-35 Overall

32-34 Overall

To be assessed on a case by case basis.

MPA and GDoA

NA (direct entry for


Academic IELTS Overall

6.5 with one or more individual bands below 6.0

58-64 with one band

below 45

Overall 79-93 with one skill

area less than:

5 weeks ELICOS (EAP)

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