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UAC code489992 - Newcastle
Duration0.5 years full-time.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021)Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021)Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021)
Program Code40287
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook

Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology is only available in 2021. 

Acquire core ‘in demand’ computing skills and knowledge to succeed in the digital age. This program provides you with a basic introduction to information technology, computing and related fields. You will learn the fundamental skills needed to work in the area of computing, including understanding data quality issues, programming, and the technologies behind the Internet. Information technology and computing professionals are in high demand, and skilled computing professional have access to large and diverse employment opportunities in areas such as technology, business, cyber security, e-health, mining, defence, government, and entertainment.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Fundamental knowledge in key areas of ICT that inform and contribute to professional practice.
  • Foundation-level skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders and members of ICT teams to enable collaborative work and engagement.
  • Foundation-level skills to enable them to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Basic mathematics and technical computing skills relevant to the information and communication technology (ICT) profession.

Details

Information correct as at22 Sep 2021 3:44 pm
Program code40287
AQF level

Level 5 Diploma

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan CampusNANA

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Admission is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are turning 18 or older in the year of study.

    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.


    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.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    40 units

    Program duration

    0.5 years full-time.

    Program requirements

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology requires the completion of 40 units (made up of 4 courses worth 10 units each). The program is comprised of:

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

    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.


    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

    Students must complete the following core course to meet the requirements of the program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    FNSO1110Foundations in Sociology and Academic Literacies
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Directed Courses List A

    Directed Courses List A

    Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    FNMT1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FNMT1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Directed Courses List B

    Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    10 units
    COMP1140Database and Information Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    INFT1004Introduction to Programming
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    SENG1050Web Technologies
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    STAT1100Data Wrangling and Visualisation
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    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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