The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
Duration

0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 12381
CRICOS code: 096443A

Study Information Technology

Whether your interest is in information systems, software engineering, multimedia or telecommunications, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with a solid foundation in the relevant technologies and theoretical concepts.

Different levels of entry are available based on the previous experience of individual students. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including IT, communications, business and entrepreneurship.

This program also provides a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.

Why study with us?

  • Tailor your program – You can choose courses to create a personalised program that meets your own goals.
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. You can choose to study on-campus or on-line. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study at a location and times during the week of your choosing.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – develop analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.

What you will study

You will choose a minimum of two of the following courses:

  • Database Management
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Object Oriented Programming

In addition, you will choose one of the following courses:

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Process Analysis and Problem Solving

Plus you will choose one course from a list of Directed Courses that includes:

  • Narrative and Interactive Design
  • Usability and Interaction Design
  • Digital Video
  • Big Data
  • Distributed Computing Technologies
  • eCulture and Audience
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Digital Marketing
  • The Digital Economy

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

With the flexibility to tailor your Graduate Certificate of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible entry level career paths as a:

  • business analyst
  • database developer
  • systems analyst
  • software developer

You will also have the option of furthering your studies by progressing to the Master of Information Technology (MIT). You can articulate into this program with credit for the four courses you have already completed in the Graduate Certificate.