1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
1.5 years full-time
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology provides you with the practical skills related to the design, construction, operation and support of Information Technology solutions. You’ll learn entry-level skills and techniques as well as the research skills needed to assess the effectiveness of a solution or technology. This qualification is also aimed at students from non-IT backgrounds who want to transition into the industry.
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology requires students to complete units of study to the value of 150 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year
Part-time study: 50 credit points/four standard units of study per year
One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)
Operating System Management
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Aims and objectives
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:
Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the fundamental aspects of ICT solutions including the appropriate project management techniques
Identify, analyse and evaluate a range of potential solutions to problems by reflecting on associated trade-offs, work with stakeholders to propose appropriate solutions, communicate effectively the underlying value, and implement ICT solutions to achieve desired stakeholder expectations
Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to solve complex problems, to respond to ethical organisational and IT issues and dilemmas, and to think rigorously and independently
Demonstrate the professional application of a range of appropriate tools, techniques, and methods relevant to facilitate construction of information technology systems
Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with independence demonstrating the ability to analyse, process and synthesise complex information
This course provides graduates with knowledge and skills allowing them to undertake professional work in field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and as a pathway for research and further learning.
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology provides graduates from non-IT backgrounds a path to move into a career in IT.
Volume of learning
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology consists of 150 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps.). In each year, eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. The volume of learning is typically 1.5 years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is 75 credit points (normally six units)
Information about Swinburne's general admission criteria can be found at Admissions at Swinburne - Higher Education webpage.
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