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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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Program Code 11045
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
CRICOS Code 4
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery All programs are taught face-to-face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.
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Description

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Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate is designed with flexibility to allow students to tailor their studies to their interests.  It is the stepping stone to gain access to skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas, including:
- e-Business
- Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Multimedia
- Computer Engineering and
- Telecommunications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be highly capable of working as software engineers, network engineers, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission are initially assessed on the basis of an undergraduate degree but, for those who fall outside this criterion, applications will be assessed on the basis of “admissions points” as described in the Additional Selection Criteria. The Master of Information Technology requires 100 admission points. Those who’s applications score 60 points will be offered a place in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and those who score 80 points will be offered a place in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

All applicants must satisfy the University’s English Language requires as set out in the University’s English Proficiency Policy: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Selection Criteria

Alternative entry will be assessed on the basis of the admission points scheme as described below.

-An incomplete undergraduate degree or equivalent from an approved institution (with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or greater):Up to 50 points depending on number of units successfully completed.

-An AQF approved diploma or Associate Diploma or equivalent from an approved institution: Up to 50 points (50 points for a relevant area; 30 points for a non-relevant area) -Approved professional qualifications: Up to 50 points.

-Relevant work experience:20 points per year (maximum 60 points) -Related area of research or management project completed with appropriate documentation: Up to 50 points -Statement of professional aims and achievements and/or interview: Up to 20 points

  • An overseas qualification from an approved institution equivalent to an undergraduate degree, Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will be allocated the appropriate admission points as specified above.

Assumed Knowledge

International Computer Driver’s License or ACS Computer Driver’s License or equivalent

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Information Technology program, and they were completed within the previous 5 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and IT in accordance with the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Programs.

Honours

Students who satisfactorily complete the specified 120 units of the Master of Information Technology program may apply for admission to the Master of Information Technology(Honours) program and complete the additional 40 units of research required to qualify for the Master of Information Technology (Honours).

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program is not an accredited program but does satisfy requirements for individual ACS membership at the Associate level.

Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for ACS membership.

International Students

International students will have to achieve the University’s requirements for English language competency. The Faculty of Science & IT accepts responsibility for needs arising in the context of the program content and its delivery.

Special Needs

The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.

Requirements and Structure

The program can be completed over 0.5 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) in a combination of semester and trimester study depending on course selection.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Any Directed Courses
COMP6050 Internet Communications Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6200 Comparative Programming Languages Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6230 Introduction to Algorithmics Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6240 Operating Systems Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6270 Formal Languages and Automata
Not to count with COMP6220
Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6290 Compiler Design Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6350 Advanced Algorithmics Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6370 Computer Graphics Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6380 Machine Intelligence Not currently offered 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ELEC2700 Computer Engineering 2 Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4700 Advanced Computer Systems Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6210 Electronics Design Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6400 Signal Processing Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6410 Signals and Systems Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6430 Automatic Control Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6440 Advanced Control System Design Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6480 Advanced Digital Signal Processing Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6500 Principles of Telecommunications Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6510 Telecommunication Networks Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6700 Introduction to Computer Systems Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6740 Microprocessor systems Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6750 Programmable Logic Design Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC6760 Real-Time Systems Not currently offered 10 units
GEBU6010 Management Information Systems Not currently offered 10 units
GEBU6020 Strategic Business Systems Not currently offered 10 units
GEBU6040 Knowledge Management Not currently offered 10 units
GEBU6490 eBusiness for Managers Not currently offered 10 units
GENG6830 Engineering Project Management
Not to count with ELEC6830
Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6010 Foundations of Marketing Theory Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6031 Marketing Research Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6270 Business to Business Marketing Management Not currently offered 10 units
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2 Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6040 Information Systems Implementation Not currently offered 10 units
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT3009 Web Database Interfacing Not currently offered 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SENG2050 Introduction to Web Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
SENG4420 Software Architecture Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6100 Advanced Software Process Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6110 Introduction to Software Engineering 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6120 Introduction to Software Engineering 2 Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6300 User Interface Design Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6310 Software Analysis and Verification Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6340 Object Oriented Software Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6350 Software Development Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6400 Network and Distributed Computing
Not to count with SENG6280
Not currently offered 10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Not currently offered 10 units
STAT6200 Statistics and Data Analysis Not currently offered 10 units