Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology

CRICOS course code035507F
Deakin course code S578

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

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.

  • Develop specialised knowledge of software design and engineering, database, and web design concepts and technologies to develop software systems, products and solutions that automates business processes at par with industry standards and based on specifications and user requirements.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate IT solutions as appropriate to the context to inform, motivate and effect change utilising a range of verbal, graphical and written methods, recognising the needs of diverse audiences.

 

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Use digital media to locate, collect and evaluate information from technical channels and apply information to identify approaches and solutions that meet user requirements.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use the frameworks of logical and analytical thinking to evaluate specialist IT information, technical problems and user requirements, and develop approaches to identify solutions.

 

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Develop IT solutions for automating processes by investigating technical and business problems; design and propose alternative solutions that improve services and user experiences.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional manner, learn autonomously and responsibly in order to identify and meet development needs.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Not applicable

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Not applicable

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course rules

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).

Course structure

Core

SIT771Object-Oriented Development

SIT773Software Design and Engineering

SIT772Database and Information Retrieval

SIT774Web Technologies and Development


Equipment Requirement

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

or

  • 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.

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Further study

S678 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
S778 Master of Information Technology
S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional)