Highlights

  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology (IT) discipline, and develop the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for IT-related middle-management positions, or you can continue onto a Master of Information Management.
  • Prepares you for careers including cyber security and networking, business analyst and computer systems.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.
  • Choose from one of three majors:
    • Business Analysis
    • Computer Science
    • Cyber Security and Networks (updated for 2020).

Highlights

  • You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology (IT) discipline, and develop the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.
  • As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for IT-related middle-management positions, or you can continue onto a Master of Information Management.
  • Prepares you for careers including cyber security and networking, business analyst and computer systems.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.
  • Choose from one of three majors:
    • Business Analysis
    • Computer Science
    • Cyber Security and Networks (updated for 2020).

Why choose this course?

If you're looking to develop advanced knowledge in at least one inforrmation technology discipline, this is the course for you. Your design and problem solving skills will allow you to critically analyse problem spaces, assess alternate IT solutions, and evaluate outcomes. Application of your IT knowledge and skills will result in considered and relevant IT solutions. You will graduate with well-developed professional attitudes, behaviours and judgements.

Completing this course in just one year full-time, in one of three majors:

  • Business Analysis - design and problem solving skills will allow you to critically analyse complex work environments, assess alternate information systems solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Computer Science - extends your understanding of computer programming beyond being a mere user of programming language to an appreciation of their design and implementation.
  • Cyber Security and Networks (new) - you will develop abilities in the investigation and appraisal of complex cyber security and networking challenges. and the application of approaches.

Real-world learning

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

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

Learn from the best

The most recent QILT data shows the overall quality of the QUT postgraduate IT experience is one of the best in Queensland, with our courses score well over the national average for overall student satisfaction (80.3%).  We are above the national average for 5 or the 6 QILT quality indicators, and lead Australia in student satisfaction related to skill development (89%).

Explore this course

What to expect

All market sectors are embracing new digital and technological advances to ensure they remain competitive (source: Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)).  The prevalence of digital technologies in industry is resulting in growing demand for savvy IT professionals across a diverse range of sectors and roles.

Fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things continue to evolve rapidly.  Business investment in these areas continues to grow, as does the demand for expertise in these areas (source: Australia’s Digital Pulse, ACS/Deloitte).

Our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology has been developed to align with emerging IT industry trends.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You will be qualified to work with IT service providers, consultancies and vendors, and be in demand in government departments, the finance and banking sector, and within healthcare, advanced manufacturing, engineering, mining and agriculture.

Course articulation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will eligible for entry into IN20 - Master of Information Technology, with a reduced course duration.

Course articulation

QUT offers an pathway for international students who want to study a Master of Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology (IN17) 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. Upon successful completion of IN17, students are eligible for one semester of advanced standing towards the Master of Information Technology (see course description for details).

Possible careers

  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Data Systems Developer
  • Enterprise Consultant
  • Enterprise architect
  • Information Officer
  • Programmer
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmer

Details and units

To graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology you are required to complete 96 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units, comprising of eight 6 credit points of IT foundation units; plus
  • 48 credits points of discipline units from your chosen major selection.

Study Areas

Select a major from the following disciplines:

  • Business Analysis
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security and Networks

To graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology you are required to complete 96 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units, comprising of eight 6 credit points of IT foundation units; plus
  • 48 credits points of discipline units from your chosen major selection.

Study Areas

Select a major from the following disciplines:

  • Business Analysis
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security and Networks

Requirements

Course code
IN19
CRICOS code
0101556
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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.

2021 fees

2021: $24,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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