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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.

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 the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – develop analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.
  • Future pathways - once you have completed the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, you are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Information Technology.

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What you will study

You will complete the following courses:

  • Database Management 1
  • Object Oriented Programming

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

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Process Analysis and Problem Solving

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

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Big Data
  • Data Structures
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
  • Business Intelligence for the Enterprise

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.

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Prospective students are asked to apply directly to the University. This program is open to both domestic and international students.

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in any discipline
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a related field
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a non-related field plus 1 year relevant work experience
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 2 years or equivalent qualification in a related field plus 1 year relevant work experience
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 1 year or equivalant qualification ina related field plus 2 years relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 3 years demonstrated relevant work experience in a related field (assessed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Other qualifications and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Related fields of study may include but are not limited to IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications. Relevant work experience may include but is not limited to technical/professional positions in IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications.

Prospective students who would like their professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0

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