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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Online)

Details

Program Code 11382
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations Online
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 023090C
Contributing Schools and Faculties Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
Faculty of Science & Information Technology (Mathematical & Physical Science)
Faculty of Business & Law (Newcastle Business School)
Faculty of Science & Information Technology (Design Communication & Information Technology)
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on Callaghan campus and are also available online.
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

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Why study with us?

The Graduate Diploma 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
- Design
- e-Business
- Information Systems
- Software Engineering; and
- Statistics

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. 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

Honours

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 professional body for Information Technology (IT) professionals within Australia is the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology 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.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology requires successful completion of 80 units of study.

- Core Courses - 60 units
- Directed Courses - 20 units

Students can qualify for the award with a specialisation if they choose 20 units of Directed Courses from one specialisation.

The program can be completed over two trimesters full-time study or part-time equivalent.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
COMP6050 Internet Communications Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2
Not to count with COMP6250.
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
SENG6110 Introduction to Software Engineering 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units

Design

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from any Directed Courses.
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units

Information Technology

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from any Directed Courses.
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units

Software Engineering

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from any Directed Courses.
SENG6310 Software Analysis and Verification Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6400 Network and Distributed Computing
Not to count with SENG6280
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units

Statistics

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from any Directed Courses.
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

eBusiness

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from any Directed Courses.
GEBU6010 Management Information 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