Graduate Diploma of Information Technology [Exit only]

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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology [Exit only]

Course code

50306

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology may be awarded to students exiting a Master of Information Technology or associated joint degree prior to completing the requirements of that course, provided they meet the award requirements outlined below.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable – exit only degree

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast to select appropriate tools and technologies to meet project requirements

  • Appraise industry standard contexts for project management approaches

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner

  • Advance knowledge of information and communication technologies

  • Assess legal and ethical issues including scope of liability and digital rights management

  • Construct lateral and original thinking to conceptualise and evaluate solutions to relevant problems

  • Communicate technical information clearly through presentations, demonstrations and documentation

  • Apply chosen tools and technologies to meet project managements

  • Use independent judgment to synthesise information to managing IT issues

  • Illustrate a capacity to reflect on progress to tailor self-learning goals for professional development.

Course Structure

18 credit points of any CP level 5 subjects

PLUS

6 credit points of any level 5 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

Exit only

Cairns

Exit only

Singapore

Exit only

Townsville

Exit only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students who have been granted advanced standing for previous tertiary study towards the Master of Information Technology or associated joint degrees in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures, may apply to have up to 12 credit points of that advanced standing recognised for this award.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Approved abbreviation

GDipInfTech

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable