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C06060v8 Graduate Diploma in Business and Technology

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Business and Technology (GradDipBusTech)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

This course is not offered to international students.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


This course is designed to enable students to achieve a more comprehensive range of skills, and broader knowledge base, with respect to the execution of business leadership roles.

This course builds on the foundation provided by the Graduate Certificate in Business and Technology (C11138), and prepares students for the final year of the Master of Business and Technology (C04161).

Course aims

The course builds additional skills and frames of reference, particularly in the areas of strategy and change leadership, and deepens students' reflection on their workplace practices. Through such reflexivity and work-based assessment tasks, the course enables students to theorise better their everyday practices at work, and to enhance their understanding of the strategic value of technology to organisations.

Career options

The course is part of an articulated program, the mission of which is to develop the future business leaders of all sectors of the Australian economy. Given the students’ work experience in technology-related roles and organisations, their understanding of the role of technology in innovation and organisational performance makes them ideal candidates for organisational leadership positions in the future.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs.
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs.
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired.
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/ or processes to meet required specification
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solution
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualization inform decision-making, and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences.
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning.
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions.
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a changing global environment.
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is two years of part-time study.

Course structure

This course totals 48 credit points, comprising five core subjects and three electives.

Course completion requirements

32553 Leadership and People Management 6cp
32005 Strategic Leadership for Innovation 6cp
42016 Strategic Finance 6cp
CBK90151 Electives (IT Management) 18cp
32561 Leading Organisational Change 6cp
32562 Strategic Business Management 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical part-time program is shown below.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Year 1
Autumn session
42016 Strategic Finance   6cp
32553 Leadership and People Management   6cp
Spring session
32005 Strategic Leadership for Innovation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
32561 Leading Organisational Change   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
32562 Strategic Business Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business and Technology (C11138), the Graduate Diploma in Business and Technology, and the Master of Business and Technology (C04161).

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Information Technology degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222