Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 11:43 AM on Wed, 22 September

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Duration
16 months part-time
2 years part-time
Location
SCU Online
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, April, July, August, November
December, February, April, June, August, October
Course code
1108250
Course abbreviation
GradDipITM
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management bridges the gap between your existing technology knowledge and managerial capabilities. It covers core and compulsory units of the Master of Information Technology Management, but allows you to choose electives and shape your Graduate Diploma to your interests or career aspirations.

IT systems management and design, data management and emerging technology units are complemented by a solid grounding in business – for example project management and leadership. Graduate in as few as eight months or continue on and complete your Master of Information Technology Management at a later stage, with advanced standing.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management bridges the gap between your existing technology knowledge and managerial capabilities. It covers core and compulsory units of the Master of Information Technology Management, but allows you to choose electives and shape your Graduate Diploma to your interests or career aspirations.

IT systems management and design, data management and emerging technology units are complemented by a solid grounding in business – for example project management and leadership. Graduate in as few as eight months or continue on and complete your Master of Information Technology Management at a later stage, with advanced standing.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

A 3-year Bachelor degree from any Australian university, or equivalent.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

Our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is comprised of a wide range of units, covering all aspects of information technology, business, as well as subjects that allow you to understand the bridge between these two fields.

This enables you to develop a vast range of knowledge, and gives you the best chance at successfully managing a team once you graduate.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
SCU OnlineStudy Period  1, Study Period  2, Study Period  3, Study Period  4, Study Period  5, Study Period  6

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
SCU OnlineStudy Period  1, Study Period  2, Study Period  3, Study Period  4, Study Period  5, Study Period  6$26,400 ($3,300 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

SCU Online
Study Period 6 November 2021

International students studying online or outside of Australia

SCU Online
Study Period 6 October 2021
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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesis a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.

Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from an information technology management perspective.

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Analyse and compare challenging ethical issues within a professional context.

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in specialised information technology areas.

Apply and integrate research methods and principles to complex management situations.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from the information technology discipline by showing intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.

Prepare and deliver advanced discipline advice, knowledge and ideas using oral and written techniques for a business or public audience.

Demonstrate leadership,professional behaviour and ability to participate in a professional team.

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills with a global perspective.


Assessment methods

Units generally employ a variety of assessment methods to ensure your knowledge is solidified at the conclusion of the teaching period. Dependent on the unit, methods may include reports, case studies or verbal presentations, among others.

Teaching methods

At Southern Cross University, we try to fit our course around you. Six seven-week study periods per year enable you to study part-time and still finish your degree in 16 months. Alternatively, adapt your enrolment to the peaks and troughs of your life by choosing which blocks to study in. It's perfect for people who travel frequently, work abroad, or need to balance work and other commitments.

We use clever, user-friendly, interactive learning software that lets you collaborate with your classmates and lecturers. Our multi-modal approach delivers content as video, audio, hands-on, practical exercises, and other media to suit all kinds of learners. Discuss and debate ideas with your peers and lecturer in dedicated forums and with other networking technology.

Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Every week, you'll find activities, readings and case studies laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you'll be challenged by increasingly sophisticated concepts, and employ critical analysis.

Get ready for an intense but rewarding course; each seven-week unit requires approximately 20 hours of time per week. You will see the practical benefits of your further study immediately, when you begin applying your new found knowledge in whatever role you currently hold.

Career opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management can open a world of doors in the technology world, with ICT positions at an increasingly high demand (Hudson Global, 2015). A Graduate Diploma could lead you to roles like CIO, consultancy in business intelligence, network engineering and software development, as well as many other IT leadership roles.

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management students must complete 96 credit points, comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management after completing 48 credit points as specified in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management course structure.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core

DATA5001Data Management
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS6005Information Systems Security Management
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)

Electives

Select two (2) elective units from one (1) of the elective lists below:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN6006Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online) Note 1
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management


Notes

Note 1: Students may substitute MGMT6004 - Organisational Change and Development (Online)

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