Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Online)
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|Mode of delivery||Face to face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.|
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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:
- Information Systems
- Software Engineering; and
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.
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
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.
International Computer Driver’s License or ACS Computer Driver’s License or equivalent.
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. Students who graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and subsequently enrol in the Master of Information Technology may be eligible to apply for 80 units of credit
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).
The professional body for Information Technology (IT) professionals within Australia is the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program satisfies the requirements for ACS membership at the Associate level.
Requirements and Structure
The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires the successful completion of 40 units of Directed Courses.
The program can be completed over one trimester of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
|Choose 40 units from Directed Courses|
|COMP6050||Internet Communications||Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|DESN6410||Usability and Interaction Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GEBU6010||Management Information Systems||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GEBU6020||Strategic Business Systems||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GEBU6490||eBusiness for Managers||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|
|GSBS6503||Project Management||Not currently offered||10 units|
|INFO6001||Database Management 1||Not currently offered||10 units|
|INFO6002||Database Management 2||
Trimester 2 - 2014
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
|INFO6030||Systems Analysis and Design||
Trimester 3 - 2014
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
|INFO6040||Information Systems Implementation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|INFO6080||Distributed Computing Technologies||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
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
|SENG6110||Introduction to Software Engineering 1||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SENG6310||Software Analysis and Verification||Not currently offered||10 units|
Network and Distributed Computing
Not to count with SENG6280
|Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|STAT6100||Total Quality Management||
Semester 2 - 2014
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)