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Business process analysis and redesign Examine the underlying methodology and methods associated with each phase of a process lifecycle, focusing on process analysis and redesign.
Business process modelling with BPMN This course introduces all relevant concepts of process modelling with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN).
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt A short course, part of our series on Business Process Management, covering the Six Sigma DMAIC approach while incorporating principles of lean management.
Project management professional development You can study individual units from our Graduate Certificate in Project Management through flexible online learning.
Rapid process redesign with the NESTT This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the NESTT - a tailored transformational strategy for complex business processes.
Strategic Business Process Management (BPM) This course provides the strategic skills for yielding innovation by leading a business process management (BPM) program within an organisation.

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You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
AYB114 Forensic Digital Analysis The rise of the Internet and the rapid development of technological applications is significantly changing the way in which business is being conducted, how fraud is occurring, and, consequently, how forensic accountants investigate and analyse digital data. The technologies that impact on business operations and fraud investigation include Office technologies,…
CAB240 Information Security Information systems are increasingly used to store, process and exchange information, with most sectors of the economy dependent on electronic and often automated information systems. Information systems are vital, but also vulnerable. Information security is about protecting information and the systems that use, store and transmit it. This unit provides…
DXB101 Design and Creative Thinking Design processes and creative thinking are at the core of interactive and visual design disciplines. This unit is an introduction to conceptual and practical methods of idea generation and development with an emphasis on creating innovative interactive and visual design for a variety of contexts. Through the combination of lectures,…
DXB102 Visual Communication Visual Communication is based on the creation of meaning through image and text and this plays a critical role in our contemporary world, which is visually and media driven. This unit will introduce you to the core principles, production approaches and presentation strategies of visual design and communication. Through this…
DXB203 Introduction to Web Design This unit provides an introduction to concepts and skills underpinning the user-centred design of web technologies. It will introduce students to contemporary web design practices and provide a foundation of conceptual and practical skills to effectively design and build responsive web sites across different devices.…
DXB303 Programming for Visual Designers As part of a contemporary design and art production, practitioners often need to understand aspects of computer programming. This unit provides designers and artists with an introduction to computer programming. It demonstrates how designers and artists use programming within their practices and introduces the principles of programming that will allow…
DXB304 Interactive Narrative Design This unit addresses theoretical issues associated with non-linear story structures and interactive narratives through the analysis of game structures, the creation of original game ideas and the application of techniques of information design to the structuring of non-narrative content. Addressing the creative and analytical roles of writers, conceptual designers and…
IAB201 Modelling Information Systems As an Information Systems practitioner, essential skills are modelling and abstraction which you use to understand the problem in its widest context and develop conceptual and logical representations of solution components. In this unit, you are introduced to principles of conceptual modelling of information systems, such as abstraction, aggregation, decomposition…
IAB203 Business Process Modelling Building on the principles of Business Process Management (BPM), this unit will develop a deep understanding of business process modelling as the core activity in BPM initiatives. You will learn about the main components of a business process modelling language. You will also learn how to apply standard modelling languages…
IAB304 Project Management This unit introduces you to the concepts and practice of project management.…
IAB351 Business in the Cloud This unit will address the knowledge, skills and challenges of assisting organisations in adopting cloud computing and transforming business using new cloud orchestration models. It will cover different aspects of developing a detailed digital strategy for business in the cloud, including: cloud computing concepts and principles and developing technical cloud…
IFB101 Impact of IT This unit investigates the transformational relationship between information technology (IT) and individuals, society and organisations. It focuses on determining and evaluating the impact IT can have from a range of perspectives. By examining contemporary technological advances, students will gain a perspective on their application in social and organisational settings, how…
IFB102 Computer Technology Fundamentals This unit develops your knowledge and understanding of computer technology which will support your subsequent learning of IT. This unit covers certain examples of technology but does so in an integrated way which demystifies technology, providing a path to understand computer technology all the way from silicon to the web.…
IFB103 Designing for IT As emerging technologies provide increasing opportunities for innovation, design thinking is becoming a much sought after skill as it provides an effective approach to understand and develop user centred solutions. In this unit, you will be introduced to design thinking as an approach for innovation and problem solving and how…
IFB104 Building IT Systems This introductory unit gives you practical experience with the various kinds of computer languages used to build IT systems. Modern IT applications are built in a variety of ways ranging from "mash ups" of existing applications, to adding new mobile interfaces on top of legacy enterprise systems, to "scratch" development…
IFB130 Database Management Data management is an essential aspect of all large-scale IT systems and has important applications in many industries (e.g., banking, finance health, education and entertainment). Databases are crucial for ensuring information is available, reliable, secure and able to be used by other applications. This unit introduces the basic knowledge and…
KNB123 Animation and Motion Graphics The field of motion graphics has expanded rapidly, with its application extending beyond the role of cinematic storytelling to applications for title sequences, music promotion, marketing, computer games and information design. This unit provides an introduction to animation and motion graphics concepts and practices, with an emphasis on the principles…
KNB124 3D Animation 1 In the evolving fields of animation, games and graphical visualisation, you will require new literacies and skills to participate fully in the 3D Computer Graphics production process. By introducing you to principles, processes, methods and theories of modelling; the architecture of 3D graphics; and node based applications, you will gain…
KVB114 Digital Media This unit examines the audio-visual conventions of digital media. It focuses specifically on analysing and creating moving images.…
PUB358 eHealth Concepts This unit will provide the student with an understanding of contemporary health information technologies and their application in the health sector. Students will have the opportunity to explore the technical requirements and processes surrounding the introduction of electronic health records, including privacy, person and provider identification, hybrid EHRs, interoperability, terminologies,…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
AYB221 Accounting Systems and Technologies This unit provides an examination of the concepts, processes and issues relevant to computerised accounting systems including: accounting information systems; internal controls; design and development of computerised accounting systems including general ledger and reporting cycle, revenue cycle, expenditure cycle and payroll cycle; computer fraud, security and crime; accessing accounting information;…
AYB341 Forensic and Business Intelligence This unit focuses on providing skills in forensic and business intelligence through the use of SAS technologies. The unit assists students to analyse large data sources and report their findings to assist managerial decision making. Forensic and business intelligence issues and corporate decision making processes are emphasised. This unit provides…
CAB201 Programming Principles This unit gives you a positive introduction to modern programming concepts and techniques. Although some theoretical aspects of programming are covered in lectures, the overall emphasis of the unit is to learn programming concepts and related problem-solving strategies though an exploratory problem based approach. Through this means, you will be…
CAB203 Discrete Structures This unit introduces you to basic mathematical principles which underlie all computing systems, thus giving you a deeper appreciation for the way computing technology works. All established technological disciplines have a sound theoretical foundation and Information Technology is no different. Discrete Structures concerns the branches of mathematics and the formalisms…
CAB210 People Context and Technology This unit develops a human-centred view of technology and information systems. Individuals and groups interact with information, technology, and other people in a wide variety of information environments of increasing complexity. Using a number of User Experience (UX) methods, you will learn to explore and model interactions from a variety…
CAB230 Web Computing The World Wide Web has become our most important computer system. However, designing software for the web is rather different from designing for standalone PC applications. The unit starts with the protocols and architecture of the Internet and World Wide Web, including how search engines like Google work. After reviewing…
CAB301 Algorithms and Complexity This unit teaches you the fundamental principles used to assess the efficiency of software algorithms, allowing you to distinguish solutions that can process large amounts of data or perform complex calculations effectively from those that run unacceptably slowly or not all. Despite extraordinary advances in computer processing speeds and memory…
CAB302 Software Development This unit teaches you how to advance your skills from 'programming-in-the-small' to 'programming-in-the-large' through the application of a sound software development process and appropriate tools and techniques for development and maintenance of large-scale, long-lived software. Software Development introduces you to the processes and practical techniques of professional application development, providing…
CAB303 Networks You will be introduced to the technical underpinnings of computer networks. Computer networks are essential to the activities of modern organisations and daily life and are the basis of a wide range of application systems, noticeably the Internet and the World Wide Web. You will be introduced to practical and…
CAB310 Interaction and Experience Design Human centred design is investigated from theoretical and practical perspectives. This unit extends on the fundamental human-centred view of technology to explore theories and design approaches for particular kinds of interactions, relations and technologies. We will explore interactional stances (e.g. embodied interaction, persuasive technology, game interaction, mobile interaction), emerging human-technology…
CAB320 Artificial Intelligence This unit introduces you to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ranging from Intelligent Search techniques to Machine Learning. It lays the foundations for further studies in Games, Robotics, Pattern Recognition, Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Intelligent Web Agents.…
CAB330 Data and Web Analytics With every organisations housing massive data sources, data analytics has become an increasingly popular way to turn an organization's data into useful information and knowledge about their customers and business processes. Data analytics has direct applications in social networks, information retrieval, business processes, search-engines, e-commerce, digital libraries, bioinformatics, web information…
CAB340 Cryptography Common information security goals are confidentiality, integrity and availability of stored or transmitted information. Cryptography provides a rich collection of tools that can be used to guarantee confidentiality (by encrypting private information), authentication and integrity of communicated messages (by appending a massage authentication code or a MAC). Cryptographic protocols can…
CAB401 High Performance and Parallel Computing Building on your skills in "sequential" programming, this unit teaches you the tools and techniques needed to exploit multi-processor computer systems to achieve dramatic performance improvements for computationally intensive problems. Parallelism is the fundamental way to overcome the performance limitations of individual computer processors when solving computationally challenging problems or…
CAB402 Programming Paradigms This advanced unit exposes you to special-purpose programming languages that operate under different paradigms than the conventional "imperative" languages you have used in the course so far. A paradigm is a distinct set of concepts and pattern of thinking. The way software developers think and express themselves is profoundly influenced…
CAB403 Systems Programming This unit gives you experience in programming at the level of a computer's operating system, as is needed for IT system administration or to interface computer processors with peripheral hardware devices. Systems programming is one of the many specialisations of software development and maintenance. It concerns software that works at…
CAB420 Machine Learning Machine learning concerns the construction and study of systems that can learn from data by generalizing from examples. This approach is often feasible and cost-effective when traditional programming is not. This unit provides you with a broad introduction to machine learning and its statistical foundations. Topics include: definition of machine…
CAB430 Data and Information Integration The ever increasing variety (values, raw text, sensors, etc.) and volume of data available, together with recent advances on standards to describe and organise data (e.g. semantic web, relational databases, noSQL) brings both new opportunities and challenges for innovation. In particular, data integration can lead to a better understanding of…
CAB431 Search Engine Technology This unit aims to equip you with a solid foundation in a broad range of topics that are required in order to effectively design, develop and improve Web search and text analysis systems. Through this study, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles and techniques of Web…
CAB432 Cloud Computing Cloud Computing is among the most important developments in the IT industry in recent years, and one which has received enormous, and at times ill-informed, media attention. In many respects, Cloud may be seen as a natural progression from earlier trends in service and infrastructure outsourcing and virtualisation, but it…
CAB440 Network and Systems Administration Computer networks are essential for the running of organisations today. To ensure the effective and efficient operation of computer networks, they need to be administered and managed by competent technical people. This unit introduces the theory and practical aspects of network administration, management and security policies in an environment (Unix…
CAB441 Network Security Government and private organisations currently face an unprecedented level of malicious computer network activity from a wide range of sources, including hackers, activist groups, organised crime syndicates and nation states. IT professionals are expected to have an understanding of the vulnerabilities and threats that computer systems under their protection may…
DXB201 Visual Interactions This unit provides an introduction to theories, approaches, methods and applications of Interaction Design. It will introduce you to contemporary interaction design approaches and enable you to competently conduct user studies and co-design approaches, formulate conceptual design solutions and evaluate the outcome of design interventions with regards to usability and…
DXB301 Interface Design Visual Interface design is an essential part of contemporary communication media. It is required to produce digital media forms for the web, mobile devices, or large touch screens. Visual interface design requires an in-depth understanding of how visual design and communication principles apply to the creation of visual interfaces. Through…
DXB302 Typographic Design Typography surrounds us, and the way in which type is used is essential to the transmission and understanding of messages. This unit deals directly with the understanding of, use and manipulation of type in order to communicate messages more effectively and originally. It combines theory and practice, history and experimentation,…
DXB401 Advanced Web Design Web Design has extended significantly from the concept of information delivery into social networking and other expanded modes of engagement. Web applications now appear in a range of delivery platforms from the desktop to personal and mobile technologies, such as media players and mobile phones. This unit will extend upon…
DXB402 Theories of Visual Communication This unit aims to build on your understanding of the principles of visual communication and its role in determining the values of our contemporary cultures and societies. Through a combination of exploring theoretical perspectives, discussions and class exercises you will critique and analyse images and visual communication designs occurring in…
DXB403 Design for Interactive Media Designing for contemporary media requires a sophisticated understanding of how we effectively interact with new technologies, software applications, objects and environments. This unit focuses on the field of interaction design and user experience design. It develops an understanding of the theories, methods, and processes employed in Interaction/Experience Design through a…
DXB501 Tangible Media The design and production of computational and interactive media forms requires theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the processes that underpin the tangible as well as the embodied ways in which people interact with such systems. This subject builds upon previous interaction design studies and extends these studies into the…
DXB502 Visual Information Design Information and data is now an essential aspect of everyday life in our technologically-driven and visually rich society. In the contemporary world, the generation of data is much greater than the ability to digest and visualise this as meaningful information. Through this unit you will expand your visual design and…
IAB202 Business of Information Technology Whether you are launching an internet start-up or advising your company on how to embark on a successful technical direction you need to have an understanding of the basic business building blocks to enable your decision making. This unit will help you to explore these necessary commercial concepts by engaging…
IAB204 Business Analysis This unit gives you an introduction to the role, knowledge areas, and skills required of the modern business analyst. The unit focuses on the key elements of business analysis, including planning and monitoring, elicitation, requirements analysis, solution assessment and validation, and requirements management and communication. The unit will equip you…
IAB205 Corporate Systems Large enterprises have many different computer applications and many different technology platforms supporting these applications. This diversity is called Corporate Systems and understanding of this landscape, and its complexity is essential in any Information Systems graduate. This Corporate Systems unit introduces you to the IT landscape of the modern enterprise.…
IAB230 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing This unit provides you the opportunity to explore the latest and emerging mobile and ubiquitous technologies, critically review real case studies, expand your awareness of interconnections between technologies, networks and user contexts and design a solution to a smart IT context problem. Using compelling concrete case studies, including personalised health,…
IAB260 Social Technologies Social technologies are changing the way we work, learn and play. This unit takes a hands-on approach to learning and encourages you to play with social technologies. You will critically explore a range of established, new and emerging social technologies, and how they can be used in different contexts. You…
IAB270 Innovation and Disruption IT and business professionals are often involved in innovation with IT as a major driver and enabler of incremental changes as well as radical transformations. Innovation is seen as crucial for organizations and economies to survive and grow in dynamic environments. This unit offers you the opportunity to develop a…
IAB301 Enterprise Architecture This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of Enterprise Architecture (EA), the different ways it is applied in professional practice, and the key approaches and techniques for developing an EA. You will first be exposed to the principles of enterprise architecture, comparing these with the issues of modelling, design and solution…
IAB302 Information Systems Consulting This subject provides the you with a comprehensive understanding of the operations of an information systems consulting firm and skills pertaining to the consulting process. The focus of the subject is engagement; in other words, the practices that consultants use to win clients. You are professionally trained in information systems…
IAB303 Business Intelligence The market for business intelligence (BI) continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of commercial demand and requirement for BI expertise is also increasing. BI offers notable competitive advantage to the enterprise because it allows decision makers to exploit new information flows and visualising real time data to…
IAB320 Business Process Improvement This unit will teach you how to conduct an end-to-end organizational process improvement project, from analysis to redesign. The students will be equipped with a comprehensive set of methods, techniques and tools that can be used effectively to progress with a process improvement effort. These include quantitative and qualitative analysis…
IAB321 Business Process Technologies Whether you will be a business analyst, a process owner, a solution architect or a software engineer, it is essential that you understand the principles and value of business process automation, in order to fully realise the benefits of Business Process Management. This unit introduces the fundamentals of "business process…
IAB330 Mobile Application Development Proliferation of mobile devices with everyday users have resulted in high demand for creative developers to build innovative applications, and given the variety of platforms there is a major skills shortage. Students with software and user interface design and programming skills will benefit from this project-based unit to start their…
IAB350 Enterprise Systems Configuration Configuration is a critical step of ES implementation. Configuring an Enterprise System is largely a matter of balancing the way the organisation wants the system to work with the way it was designed to work, as per the business requirements of the organisation. Configuring an Enterprise System is completed through…
IAB370 Digital Transformation Digital technologies (e.g., social, mobile, wearable, cloud) are disrupting markets and industries creating new opportunities for new organizations (start-ups) and requiring established organizations to rethink their business. This unit will enable you to identify new digital opportunities and develop transformative digital initiatives. You will learn to analyse and assess digital…
IFN665 Advanced Topic 1 This advanced level unit offers the opportunity to undertake an in-depth examination of an advanced topic to acquire expertise in a discipline area. The skills gained in this unit are developed and refined through activities relevant to the discipline and topic. Such skills are essential to effectively take your place…
INB379 Game Project Design INB379 BGIE Game Project Design (P1) extends your work on the role, design, and plan of a computer game concept. The unit covers the conceptualisation and game design stages up to the game design pitch. If the project is given a green light by the assessment panel, it may be…
KNB211 3D Animation 2 This unit further develops your knowledge and skills of 3D animation, introducing you to the methods and processes involved in animating CG characters to achieve convincing and appealing actions.…
KNB212 Real-time 3D Computer Graphics This unit focuses on the development and application of real-time 3D assets, with the overall aim being to provide you with a strong foundation in the practices and concepts associated with real-time graphics production. This unit builds upon the fundamental 3D skills of modelling, texturing and animating obtained during KNB124…
KNB222 Virtual Environments 3D Virtual Environments are continuing to be adopted by a wide range of industries providing artists with many more creative outlets and employment opportunities. By learning how to apply their 3D skills to the development of a virtual environment, students are making themselves more versatile as future animators, designers and creative practitioners. This unit builds on the fundamental skills developed in the prerequisite unit (Real-Time 3D Computer Graphics) allowing students to develop a major work for public exhibition.