University of Technology Sydney

C11142v7 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertInfTech)
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
Recognition of prior learning
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.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, with awareness of ethical practices when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate 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 Certificate 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 Certificate 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 Graduate Certificate 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.

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 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.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is not offered for subjects in this course.

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

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

Further information is available from:

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