Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||035507F|
|Deakin course code||S578|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Further study
The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology is a postgraduate introduction to IT ideally suited to those from non-computing backgrounds, as well as those seeking to ratify their industry experience by gaining a recognised academic qualification.
In addition to learning how information technologies relate to organisations’ business operations, you will acquire skills in object-oriented development, software design and engineering, database and information retrieval, and web technologies and development.
Deakin places a strong emphasis on regular consultation with industry to ensure our courses provide students with the skills employers are looking for. As a graduate you will be highly sought-after for employment across a diverse range of industries and well prepared for further studies in IT.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
A career in IT has almost endless possibilities. In today's IT job market multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued and Deakin graduates are well placed for a successful career in this industry. Our graduates are well-rounded IT professionals with the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, students must attain 4 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, however part-time equivalent is available.
The 4 credit points will include 4 core units (these are compulsory).
|SIT773||Software Design and Engineering|
|SIT772||Database and Information Retrieval|
|SIT774||Web Technologies and Development|
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or telephone 03 9244 6699.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
- Bachelor degree in any discipline
- 5 years relevant work experience (including information technology or computing).
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Check our Trimester 3 webpage to see if this course is accepting applications for this study period and to Apply.
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.