Want to master the basics of information technology? This graduate certificate teaches core IT concepts and techniques, with a strong focus on computer-based information systems and database technologies.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed for graduates who haven't previously studied information technology. There are several ways to meet admission requirements – see Program Details.
  • Complete four courses from a huge range of options. Courses cover topics from an introductory to an advanced level, including software systems, database systems, information security, and user-centred design.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology has such a large number of courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Information Technology. Because courses in the graduate certificate are taken from the master's course list, you can transfer study credits to the higher-level programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will develop well-rounded skills in key areas of IT, so you can complement or enhance your professional expertise.

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    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

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    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

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    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

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    The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has pioneered the development of the Idea Hub – a startup pre-incubator for aspiring student entrepreneurs. The hub gives students access to workshops, experienced mentors, a network of local and global innovators, and more.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology is usually undertaken for professional development reasons – career progression and advancing skills and knowledge.

Graduates are equipped with key knowledge and skills in relevant areas including basic operating systems, networks, databases, and web information systems.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever industry they work in – or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to higher-level information technology programs, which have more comprehensive study plans and offer greater professional opportunities.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a field other than Information Technology or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR relevant post-secondary study and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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