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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Overview

Broaden your career opportunities or change direction with a postgraduate qualification in Information Technology.

If you want to develop specialist IT knowledge, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed for graduates who either haven't previously studied IT, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

The one year program covers a comprehensive range of IT concepts and techniques, focusing on computer-based information systems and database technologies.

You'll complete eight courses from a huge range of options. They cover topics such as software systems, database systems, information security, and user-centred design. Elective courses also cover IT applications in different industry settings.

You'll also benefit from our flexible program. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology offers a large number of elective courses, which means you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry or your career goals.

On completion, you can choose to progress to the Master of Information Technology. Because courses in the graduate diploma are taken from the Master's course list, you can transfer study credits to the higher-level programs.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5090
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5090
CRICOS Code
003856E
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Advance your skills in web and software development, new IT concepts and techniques.
  • Study courses covering software systems, database systems, information security and more.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry or your career goals.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to transfer study credits to higher-level programs.

76 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Design Computing Studio 1 - Interactive Technology
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Relational Database Systems

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Information design lead
  • Solutions architect
  • IT manager
  • Scrum master
  • Relationship manager
  • Application developer
  • Digital learning designer
  • Analyst programmer
  • Cloud developer
  • Data migration lead

Graduate salary

Computing & information systems (postgraduate)

$69K–$91K

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Job spotlight

Information Technology (IT) Manager

$82K–$164K

(Mid career salary)

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Next steps after graduation

Graduates are employed in areas as diverse as electronic commerce, information systems, technology management, computer science, health informatics, geographical information systems, and biotechnology.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Computer Society
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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.

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.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $45,120

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $26,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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