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C11192v1 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Project Management

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Project Management (GradCertITPM)
UAC code: 940631(Autumn session, Spring session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is only offered to local students.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

This course provides advanced professional studies in IT project management.

Students gain an understanding of the business context and develop conceptual and analytical approaches to IT project management. Graduates of this course are well placed to move into a project management role.

Course aims

The course aims to:

  • explain the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary IT project management
  • develop knowledge and skills in IT project management processes
  • develop conceptual and analytical approaches to IT project management, and
  • develop theoretical and practical competencies in technical and people management.

Career options

Career options include positions in project management.

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 was completed with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed. Previous qualifications should ideally be in computing/information technology or a related field. If the previous qualification is not in a relevant field, applicants also require a graduate certificate or diploma in computing/information technology (or related discipline) from a recognised Australian university and/or relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for 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.

Credit recognition

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

The substitution of core subjects with 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-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students complete 24 credit points of study consisting of two core subjects and two elective options from CBK90770.

Course completion requirements

32541 Project Management 6cp
32603 Systems Quality Management 6cp
CBK90770 Options 12cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical part-time program for students commencing in Autumn session is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
32541 Project Management   6cp
32603 Systems Quality Management   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp

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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