University of Technology Sydney

C06113v1 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GradDipIT)
CRICOS code: 084253F
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

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.


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

Overview

This course is an exit point in a program of study designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy their career development needs.

It is essential to keep IT knowledge and skills up to date. This program provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT), and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the IT industry.

Course aims

The program provides students with an understanding of the advanced concepts of information technology in a commercial environment so they can contribute to the development of IT solutions in their organisation.

Career options

Career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry, including business intelligence expert, e-business developer, games developer, information systems manager, IT security analyst, IT security manager, ICT security analyst, IT security consultant, pen testing, IT project manager, movie animator, software architect, software quality/testing specialist and systems analyst.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates engage a broad range of diverse stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of IT related values, needs, and priorities, evaluate performance requirements (such as social, environmental, capital expense, safety, operational, maintenance, and reliability, quality and cost effectiveness) of novel technological problems and their impact on society.
C.1 Design Oriented: Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates apply design and decision making methodologies and technologically related practices to propose IT solutions and implementation strategies for those solutions, evaluate system sustainability, constraints, risks, conflicts and uncertainties (social, economic and environmental) in solution design.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates evaluate concepts and theories in Information Technology and its different areas of practice and design (Software, Hardware, Networking and IT related areas), review the impacts of IT/IS solutions using ethical, social, commercial and environmental metrics of success.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates communicate in a variety of ways (accurate and active listening, dialogue, reading, writing, negotiating and contractually) to coordinate diverse teams and projects, collaborate formally and informally to engage and manage stakeholders.
F.1 Reflective:Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates self-review their own practice, anticipate consequences of intended actions or inaction and identify ethical dilemmas when they arise, seek constructive reviews to improve themselves to ensure currency in their technological skills.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Course structure

This course totals 48 credit points, comprising three core subjects, five subjects from a major or electives.

Course completion requirements

STM90968 Core stream (IT) 18cp
CBK91036 Stream choice (IT PG) 30cp
Total 48cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This exit-only course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (C11142), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, the Master of Information Technology (C04295), the Master of Information Technology (Extension) (C04296), and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) (C04297).

Exit award

This exit-only course enables students enrolled in the master's course to finish after completing 48 credit points of study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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