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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Details

Program Code 12232
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
Faculty of Education & Arts (Humanities & Social Science)
Faculty of Business & Law (Newcastle Business School)
Faculty of Science & Information Technology (Design Communication & Information Technology)
Faculty of Science & Information Technology (Mathematical & Physical Science)
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery All programs are taught face-to-face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.

Description

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology is an exit award for students undertaking the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional) or Master of Information Technology (Advanced).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be capable of working as a junior member of a team with software developers, network administrators, 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

This is an exit award only so there is no direct admission.

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program is not an accredited program. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study with regard to the requirements needed for ACS membership.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires the successful completion of 40 units of study.

The program can be completed over 0.5 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and is an exit only award from the Master of Information Technology.

Transition Arrangements

Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:

  • successfully completed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 will be able to count them as Directed Courses towards their program.

  • failed GEBU6010, GEBU6020, GEBU6490, GSBS6010 or INFO6002 may enrol in an alternative course from the Directed Course List.

Students who commenced the program in 2012:

  • may not count INFO6002 as a Group B Directed - Extension course.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from the following Directed Group A - Fundamental Courses (minimum)
COMP6050 Internet Communications Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6360 Data Security Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6380 Machine Intelligence Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning
Not to count with GSBS6010
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6040
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6020
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy
Not to count with GEBU6010 or GEBU6490
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHIL6910 Technology and the Environment Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6110 Introduction to Software Engineering 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6140 Software Architecture and Quality Management Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6107 Statistics for the Sciences Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Choose 10 units from the following Directed Group B - Extension courses (minimum)
COMP6230 Introduction to Algorithmics Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6240 Operating Systems Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6270 Formal Languages and Automata Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6290 Compiler Design Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6370 Computer Graphics Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
GSBS6002 Foundation of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2 Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
SENG6120 Introduction to Software Engineering 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6150 Software Project 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6160 Software Project 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6220 Programming Languages and Paradigms Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6300 User Interface Design Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6350 Software Development Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6400 Network and Distributed Computing Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units