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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Information Technology aims to provide flexible education in information technology for graduates with either IT or non-IT backgrounds.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will allow students to develop skills and knowledge in an IT area appropriate to their professional needs, to upgrade their qualifications prior to further study in IT, or to prepare themselves for further study in IT. You will be able to choose subjects to suit your needs from across a wide range of information technology discipline areas.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology satisfies the admission requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, which articulates with the Master of Information Technology. Students who wish to proceed along this pathway can, with appropriate choice of subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, receive full credit for these subjects in the later courses.

As with all our courses, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education only and is offered across the Session 1 and Session 2, commencing in February and July each year.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology has a minimum part-time duration of two sessions, however, actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

With further study, students who complete this course may consider the following career options:

  • business analyst
  • network engineer
  • project manager
  • software developer
  • web developer

Course structure

The course consists of four standard subjects (i.e. 8 points each, totalling 32 points) that satisfy the following conditions:

  1. There are at most two standard subjects at level 1.
  2. There is at least one standard subject at level 3 or above.
  3. The subjects are taken from the restricted list of Computing subjects specified below or are as specified by the Course Coordinator.

Restricted list of computing subjects

The list consists of all the University's Computing subjects at level 2 and above that are not restricted to other courses, plus the following Computing subjects at level 1:

ITC104 Introduction to Computer Science
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC140 C++ Programming Techniques

Note: A Computing subject is normally one having a subject code beginning with ITC.

Note: The following is a list of introductory graduate-level Computing subjects that complement the level 1 subjects specified above, with each subject providing a possible starting point for your studies:

ITC411 Introduction to Information Technology
ITC412 System Analysis PG
ITC421 Foundations of Programming
ITC423 Database Systems
ITC431 Computer Networks
ITC475 Ethics and Information Technology
ITC493 Information Technology Project Management

Enrolment pattern

There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students' enrolment patterns will depend upon their choice of subjects, the prerequisite needs of subjects and the session of availability of subjects. The example enrolment patterns below give some idea of how the course can be tailored to individual needs. Advice on subject selection and enrolment pattern can be obtained from the Course Coordinator.

EXAMPLE ENROLMENT PATTERNS

Java Programming interest

Session 1 (Autumn)

ITC421 Foundations of Programming
[ ] Restricted elective

Session 2 (Spring)

ITC412 System Analysis PG
ITC313 Programming in Java 2

Microsoft Windows Programming interest

Session 1 (Autumn)

ITC140 C++ Programming OR ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC423 Database Systems

Session 2 (Spring)

ITC226 Applications Development for Windows

Session 3 (Autumn)

ITC335 Advanced Windows Programming

Network Engineering interest

Session 1 (Spring)

ITC431 Computer Networks

Session 2 (Autumn)

ITC233 Network Engineering 1

Session 3 (Spring)

ITC354 Network Engineering 2

Session 4 (Autumn)

ITC355 Network Engineering 3

Systems Administration interest

Session 1 (Spring)

ITC431 Computer Networks
[ ] Restricted elective

Session 2 (Autumn)

ITC482 Computer Management and Security
ITC509 Inside Active Directory PG

On-line Systems interest (Example 1)

Session 1 (Spring)

ITC105 Communication and Information Management

Session 2 (Autumn)

ITC216 Online Multimedia
ITC230 Introduction to Web Development

Session 3 (Spring)

ITC332 Site Operations for Webmasters

On-line Systems interest (Example 2)

Session 1 (Autumn)

ITC423 Database Systems
ITC421 Foundations of Programming

Session 2 (Spring)

ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC550 Advanced SGML and XML

Database Systems interest

Session 1 (Autumn)

ITC423 Database Systems

Session 2 (Spring)

ITC200 Database Administration

Session 3 (Autumn)

ITC214 Database Implementation
plus one more restricted elective in a session of choice.

IT Management interest

Session 1 (Autumn)

ITC411 Introduction to Information Technology PG
ITC475 Ethics and Information Technology

Session 2 (Spring)

ITC501 Strategic Information Management

Session 3 (Autumn)

ITC574 IT for Managers

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Bathurst

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum duration for this course is two sessions by distance education.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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