University of Technology Sydney

C20056v2 Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice

Award(s): Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (DipITProfPrac)
CRICOS code: 084260G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

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

Overview

The Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice is not a separate course in its own right but is taken in conjunction with one of UTS: Information Technology's undergraduate courses.

Students must obtain suitable employment and work for a minimum of nine months full time, and undertake the academic subjects related to their industrial training. International students can work full time for the duration of the diploma.

The diploma is extremely beneficial for students relating their final year of coursework to the practical needs of the IT industry. This experience is invaluable when applying for graduate career positions.

Course aims

The course aims to develop students' technical and generic work skills in a workplace environment. It also enables students to develop lifelong learning skills and gain a better understanding of the relationship between theory and practice.

Career options

For career options, refer to the main degree undertaken. The diploma increases students' employability by providing at least nine months' work experience before graduation. Many students continue working with their industrial training employer and complete their studies part time.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice graduates are able to engage with a range of stakeholders in the workplace to assess social, organisational, ethical and environmental needs and impacts of IT systems.
C.1 Design Oriented: Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice graduates apply problem scoping and solving in the workplace to meet specified requirements.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice graduates apply a range of discipline fundamentals of IT systems, tools and techniques in the workplace.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice graduates act as an effective member of a workplace team by appropriately collaborating and communicating in both oral and written modes.
F.1 Reflective: Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice graduates critically self-review their professional performance against the SFIA framework in a workplace through structured reflection.

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

This course is normally available to students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) (C09119), Bachelor of Science in Games Development (C10229), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239), Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10219), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (C10327), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Laws (C10245), and Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing (C10158).

Students must have progressed to a particular stage of their program of study and completed certain subject requirements before being admitted concurrently to the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice. Students who have completed all subjects in their course may still enrol in the diploma, but cannot graduate from their course until they finish the diploma.

Non-UTS students who hold an ACS Foundation work integrated learning scholarship may also apply for the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

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.

Applications

Local students

Application is made directly to UTS by completing the relevant application form.

International students

Application is made through UTS International.

Course duration and attendance

Students are required to obtain approved, full-time employment within the IT industry for a minimum of nine months and complete two sessions of academic study.

Students are required to notify the faculty of any changes to their circumstances that affect their industrial training, including notification of the start and finish dates of their industrial training.

Course structure

In addition to undertaking industrial training, students are required to complete 36 credit points of coursework subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM90990 IT Work Integrated Learning Program 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The course program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
Spring session
41065 IT Experience Review   6cp

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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