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Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology

This Graduate Certificate helps you meet the English language requirements to enter the QUT Master of Information Technology program.
International
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
CRICOS
086328J

Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Master of Information Technology.
  • Suitable for international students who have not met the minimum English language requirements to enter the Masters degree.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in your chosen IT discipline and develop your English language capability and academic literacy.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 semester of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Master of Information Technology degree.

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology will help you to meet the English language requirements of the Master of Information Technology (IN20) or Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21) program. This program will help you to improve your English language capability and academic literacy skills while studying advanced IT topics. On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Communication with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second semester of the chosen Master of Information Technology program.

What to expect

This course is intended primarily as a pathway for international students who want to study Master of Information Technology (IN20) or Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21) program but have not met the English language requirements for direct entry. Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist information technology discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy.

You will be studying two Communication units at the QUT International College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two IT major units at the faculty from one of the following majors: Business Process Management, Computer Science, Data Science, Enterprise Systems, User Experience, Information Management, Networks, or Security. This Graduate Certificate in Communication will provide students with the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Master of Information Technology with 1 semester of advanced standing.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • Units which aim to develop academic literacies, specifically English language proficiency
  • Peer-to-peer and team-based learning, including workshops
  • Demonstration-style lectures: problem solving with guidance
  • Practical computer-based activities focusing on designing and building IT artefacts and critically reflecting on the underlying process
  • Authentic assessment activities like case studies, projects, and problem-solving tasks that are directly relevant to real-world IT research and practice.

Career outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Master degree

To progress into QUT's Master of Information Technology you will need to successfully complete your Graduate Certificate in Communication with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology, you are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards:

Refer to the 'Requirements' tab for more information.

Requirements

Course code
IN17
CRICOS code
086328J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
Entry
February and July

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology.

Pathway Graduate Certificate to IN20 Master of Information Technology

Students must have a completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology.

This pathway consists of IN17 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (1 semester) leading to IN20 Master of Information Technology (3 semester)
 

Pathway Graduate Certificate to IN21 Master of Information Technology

Students must have a completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology.
 
For IN21 majors: Enterprise SystemsNetworks and Security, the pathway will be:
For  IN21 majors: Data Science, Business Process Management, Computer Science, User Experience and Information Management, the pathway will be:
Students with bachelor degrees in disciplines other than information technology could consider the  QC06 University certificate in Tertiary Prepartion for Postgraduate Studies or QUT English for Academic Purposes pathways.
 

Pathway Graduate Certificate to IN27 Master of Data Analytics

  • Students must have a completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology.
  • This pathway consists of IN17 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (1 semester) leading to IN27 Master of Data Analytics (3 semesters)

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 fees

2020: $16,300 per course (48 credit points)

2019 fees

2019 fees

2019: $15,200 per course (48 credit points)

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