SCU offers new opportunities in IT and Multimedia

Published 5 December 2003

Southern Cross University (SCU) is offering anyone with a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any area the opportunity to learn new skills in the Information Technology and Multimedia fields.

SCU’s School of Multimedia and IT, based in Coffs Harbour and Lismore, will be offering two new courses, a Graduate Diploma in IT and a Graduate Diploma in Multimedia, from next year.

Head of School, Professor San Murugesan, said the courses would provide a perfect opportunity for people in a range of industries to broaden their knowledge and enhance their career opportunities.

“These courses will assist them in discovering and applying innovative ways in which information technology and multimedia can be used in their own workplace. It will marry their skills in their own discipline with IT and multimedia enabling them to work in emerging areas such as health informatics, e-business, e-government and telemedicine,” Professor Murugesan said.

He said the courses would be ideally suited for people working in a range of industries, including commerce and management, health, tourism, education and Local Government, as well as for people looking for new avenues.

“These courses will also enable others interested in acquiring skills in information technology, multimedia and the Web, which are now becoming an integral part of our life and work.”

The Graduate Diploma in IT will be offered at the Coffs Harbour and Lismore campuses as well as externally. It will cover a range of subjects including programming, systems analysis and design, database development, networking, electronic commerce, Web development and computer security.

The Graduate Diploma in Multimedia, offered on campus at Coffs Harbour, will cover subjects such as digital media, multimedia design and applications, Web development and instructional design.

The courses are eight-unit programs which can be done on a fulltime or part-time basis. Anyone who completes the Graduate Diploma course is then eligible for entry into a Masters program in these areas. For course information contact the School of Multimedia and Information Technology on 66593605 (or toll-free 1 800 111 890) or by email:

Media contact: Brigid Veale, SCU Media Liaison, 66593006 or m. 0439 680 748.