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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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Overview

Whether your interest is in information systems, software engineering, multimedia or telecommunications, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with a solid foundation in software technologies and theoretical concepts.

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Newcastle (Callaghan)
Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
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Number of Courses
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Program Code

12381

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Newcastle (Callaghan)
Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

4
CRICOS

096443A

Program Code

12381

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Courses and Details

Program Code 12381
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 096443A
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GCIT) serves as:

  • a direct-entry option to the MIT for students with a 3 year diploma/advanced diploma with relevant industry experience or an equivalent qualification
  • a program that provides further professional knowledge in information technology to students who have completed a qualification at AQF 6 level or above
  • an exit option for Master of Information Technology students who do not wish to complete the MIT and wish to exit with the GCIT qualification.

The program consists of a minimum of 30 units of compulsory courses and a maximum of 10 units of directed courses.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students are asked to apply directly to the University. This program is open to both domestic and international students.

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in any discipline
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a related field
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a non-related field plus 1 year relevant work experience
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 2 years or equivalent qualification in a related field plus 1 year relevant work experience
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 1 year or equivalant qualification ina related field plus 2 years relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 3 years demonstrated relevant work experience in a related field (assessed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Other qualifications and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Related fields of study may include but are not limited to IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications. Relevant work experience may include but is not limited to technical/professional positions in IT, computing, science, technology, business or communicatios.

Prospective students who would like their professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires the successful completion or 40 units of study of courses chosen from three lists of directed courses. The program can be completed over 0.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

Course Information

Directed Courses Lists A, B and C

Directed Course List A: Choose a minimum of 20 units from the following courses..

Code Name Availability Units
INFO6001 Database Management 1 Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
SENG6110 Object Oriented Programming Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Course List B: Choose 10 units from the following courses..

Code Name Availability Units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units

Directed Course List C: Choose a maximum of 10 units from the following courses..

Code Name Availability Units
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
CMNS6060 eCulture and Audiences Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Summer 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
INFO6002 Database Management 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFO6080 Distributed Computing Technologies Not currently offered 10 units
INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6201 Big Data Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
INFT6500 Accounting Information Systems Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to apply a body of knowledge within information technology as a pathway for further learning.
  • The ability to systematically attain discipline-specific knowledge and skills to a level where they can be applied in a new or existing professional area of information technology.
  • A depth of cognitive skills sufficient to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems in information technology.
  • The ability to communicate effectively through a range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills at an advanced level.

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.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Exit Award: Where credit has been granted upon admission to the Master of Information Technology (Program Code 12382) only a maximum of 20 units of credit granted can count towards the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Program Code 12381).

International Students

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

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 unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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