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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology from Charles Sturt University is taught by industry leaders, so you get the skills and knowledge to advance your technical career. This course combines industry and practice perspectives with emerging tools and technologies.

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology offers a perfect introduction to postgraduate IT study or a pathway to a master's-level degree.

This course is part of an articulated program of study. Articulated programs allow you to build on your study to achieve the right level of qualification for you.

Course highlights

Choose your pathway

This information technology degree is designed for students who are seeking a shorter postgraduate program, or who want to enter the Master of Information Technology based on work experience within the industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Master of Information Technology with full credit for all subjects studied. The course comprises eight subjects: four core subjects and four elective subjects that you may choose to suit a particular interest. For more information on available subjects, please refer to the course structure.

Study at your own pace and place

As an online student you can complete this course within a year. We encourage students from different educational and work-experience backgrounds to apply. Designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind, you can study from anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you. Subjects are taught using a range of learning techniques, including online study materials, online meetings and subject forums.

A diverse and exciting range of subjects

Choose subjects in networking, programming, security, management, or business and systems analysis. Learn skills across diverse fields, such as cloud computing, android app development and digital forensics. In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, we also offer credit for a wide range of industry certificates from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and EMC, along with credit for previous academic study.

Learn from industry leaders

Charles Sturt University's IT research was ranked at world level in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. With strong external research and consultancy links, we offer a range of opportunities for students to combine study with interesting research projects.

Career opportunities

IT offers endless career prospects. You'll be well-positioned to explore roles such as IT security analyst, IT security manager, IT project manager, software designer and systems analyst. Work across networking infrastructure, application development, and deployment and virtualisation to help your organisation build agility, resilience and competitive advantage. Create solutions to programming and app problems to support broader organisational requirements. Work at the intersection of strategy development and operational implementation of incoming technologies to enhance capability. Alternatively, as a chief information officer you could focus on resolving complex organisational challenges through technology.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioral Sciences

CRICOS

074727D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,216.00 (US$ 24,675) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 23 May 2022, 11 July 2022, 29 August 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Sydney Study Centre

Level 1, 63 Oxford Street,

DARLINGHURST,

New South Wales,

2010, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,216.00 (US$ 24,675) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 23 May 2022, 11 July 2022, 29 August 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Brisbane Study Centre

4/119 Charlotte St,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold an appropriate degree (i.e., undergraduate bachelor’s degree or AQF equivalent) from a recognized university and have a minimum of one-year relevant industry experience (or equivalent) related to their undergraduate degree. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

For admission to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology applicants are required to have a minimum of a 3 years tertiary qualification equivalent to an Associate Degree. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Information Technology (16 subjects) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Charles Sturt University

CSU has the highest graduate employment rate in Australia. More than 86% of CSU grads find full-time jobs within 4 months of graduating.

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