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The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology provides a pathway for Bachelor level graduates, from areas other than computing, to gain a qualification in information and communications technology (ICT). This course equips students with the required skills to enter the ICT industry and is designed to be the equivalent of an ICT major in an Australian Bachelor degree.
Typically, Information Technology graduates gain employment in both the public and private sectors. Some graduates choose to start their own enterprise after completing the course.
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
Core subjects: Applications Development; Web Development 1; Principles of Programming; Systems Analysis and Design.
Students also have the opportunity to study other ICT subjects of their interest as electives.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology a total of 8 units usually must be completed.
There are three sessions each year with the third session external only. Full-time students normally undertake 4 units per session to complete the course in less than a year. Part-time students usually undertake 2 units per Session completing the course in under 2 years.
Please note that not all units (subjects) are offered in each session. Please refer to the Southern Cross Business School website for unit availability timetables (via Study plan work sheets) and unit descriptions.
For Specific Award Rules, please refer to the SCU Handbook information below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||1 year full-time; 2 years part-time|
|Fees and Charges||This is a full fee paying course.
• Domestic fees
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||Southern Cross Business School|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||T 61 2 6659 3209 E firstname.lastname@example.org
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Coffs Harbour NSW: 049430G|
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and collaborative online classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Distance education students experience a highly interactive study mode that strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of collaborative online lectures or classes, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
All students have access to extensive learning resources. Most units provide public domain software for use in assignments and study. Students who wish to work at home may need to purchase specialist software.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.
SCU provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Modern audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues. All IT students have access to networked computer labs. Some additional costs may include internet access, textbooks, study guides, readings and printing.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
Advanced standing is not normally granted for this course. However, students may apply to have a unit substituted with another appropriate unit based on previous study or work experience.
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Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Qualification for Admission
As an alternative to Rule 2 Section 3 Clause (20)a of the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, applicants for admission to candidature may be admitted if they can demonstrate academic or professional standing considered by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements of Rule 2 Section 3 Clause (20)a.4.2 Requirements for an Award
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Technology a candidate shall successfully complete eight (8) units comprising:
A candidate who has completed any of the units listed in Part A of the Schedule, or equivalent, as part of another award shall not be granted advanced standing for units completed, and shall be required to undertake substitute units from Part B of the Schedule.