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Program Code12381

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GCIT) serves as:

  • a direct-entry option to the MIT for students with a 3 year diploma/advanced diploma with relevant industry experience or an equivalent qualification
  • a program that provides further professional knowledge in information technology to students who have completed a qualification at AQF 6 level or above
  • an exit option for Master of Information Technology students who do not wish to complete the MIT and wish to exit with the GCIT qualification.

The program consists of a minimum of 30 units of compulsory courses and a maximum of 10 units of directed courses.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The ability to apply a body of knowledge within information technology as a pathway for further learning.
  • The ability to systematically attain discipline-specific knowledge and skills to a level where they can be applied in a new or existing professional area of information technology.
  • A depth of cognitive skills sufficient to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems in information technology.
  • The ability to communicate effectively through a range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills at an advanced level.

Details

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Program code12381
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 0.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code096443A

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Exit Award: Where credit has been granted upon admission to the Master of Information Technology (Program Code 12382) only a maximum of 20 units of credit granted can count towards the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Program Code 12381).


Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program is not an accredited program. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study with regard to the requirements needed for ACS membership.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

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

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires the successful completion of 40 units of study of courses, which is comprised of: 

  • 20 units of core courses; and
  • 20 units of directed courses (10 units from List A and 10 units from List B).

Master of Information Technology (MIT) [40177]

Callaghan and Online:

Students wishing to transfer to the MIT and undertake a specialisation should review the MIT program handbook for advice on course selection.

Sydney:

Students wishing to transfer to the MIT in Sydney may only undertake the "No specialisation" option and should review the MIT program handbook for advice on course selection.

 

 

The program can be completed over 0.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional documents" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Core Courses

Students must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFO6001Database Management 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
SENG6110Object Oriented Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Core Courses

List A Directed Courses

Choose 10 units of directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFO6050Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
List B Directed Courses

Choose 10 units of directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
INFO6030Systems Analysis and Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6090Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
INFT6009Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
SENG6120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
SENG6260Human-Computer Interaction
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT6160Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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