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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035508E
Deakin course codeS678

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Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is designed to provide a course of study for graduates from disciplines generally considered to be outside the ambit of information systems or computer-science courses. Its main objectives are to allow graduates in other fields to become professionally qualified in the field of information technology.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Equipment requirement

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology course comprises eight units which can be completed part-time.

Each unit consists of on an average loading of 10 hours a week. This time is associated with the study of unit material, prescribed reading and completion of coursework which is submitted for assessment. Submission of assignments is mostly in electronic format.

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Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.


Note: Students contemplating continuation into the Master of Information Technology should note that there are four specialisms: 

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

Some units are available in more than one specialism.

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Course structure

Students are required to complete 8 credit points of level 7 IT course grouped units available within the Master of Information Technology.


Students entering the course without an undergraduate degree must complete the following foundation units in place of electives:


Trimester 1

SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  

plus 2 credit points from units listed under Master of Information Technology

Trimester 2

SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT774 Web and Internet Programming  

plus 2 credit points from units listed under Master of Information Technology


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