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C11142v7 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertInfTech)
UAC code: 940604 (No specified major)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940634 (Cyber Security)(Autumn session), 940635 (Data Analytics)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940636 (Interactive Media)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940637 (Software Development)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940638 (Internetworking)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940639 (Business Information Systems)(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084251G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course enables those with an IT or related degree to undertake a specialised sequence of subjects to upskill or study subjects in an area not covered in their previous studies.

This course allows IT professionals to update their knowledge and skills in an essential area of IT to assist in career development.

Career options

Career options include database developer, junior programmer/analyst or business analyst.

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 behavior 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 mothodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a chnaging global environment.
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation agiainst 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)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in information technology, with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is not offered for subjects in the graduate certificate.

The substitution of core subjects to an alternative postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted. Subject substitution is subject to faculty approval.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

This course comprises 24 credit points of study. Three subjects are typically taken from a chosen major and one subject from the core stream.

Course completion requirements

STM90962 Core stream (MIT) 6cp
CBK91024 Stream choice (PG IT) 18cp
Total 24cp

Course program

An example course program is shown below.

Business Information Systems stream
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90962 Core stream (MIT) 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91026 Core subjects (BIS) 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91027 Options (BIS) 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (C06113), and the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296).

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
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