Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (IT)

Who's it for?  

Whether or not you have a background in IT, the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is designed to help you progress to the Master of Information Technology. 

What's involved? 

The course covers the first eight subjects of the Master of Information Technology. If you progress to the master's degree, you'll be given credit for the subjects you studied during the diploma.

Why should you apply?

Flexible entry requirements mean a variety of previous educational and work experience may be taken into account. Graduates of the MIT are eligible for full professional membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which is the highest level possible.

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 26,192 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Academic

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or
  • Three years’ experience in IT-related work, or
  • A diploma and one to three years’ relevant professional experience, or
  • A minimum associate degree

Overseas 

  • A three-year diploma considered equivalent to an Australian advanced diploma
English Language
  • Academic IELTS minimum overall 6.0 with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in every other area


Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

Study four core subjects and four IT elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology before taking a further eight subjects to complete the master’s degree. 

You'll have the option of completing one or two specialisations. Each subject may only count towards one specialisation. If you choose four subjects in the same specialisation, you'll graduate in your chosen specialisation, e.g. Master of Information Technology (Network Security). It's possible to graduate with two specialisations. If you choose four subjects across different specialisations, you'll graduate with a generic Master of Information Technology degree.

 Core Subjects
 ITC411 
 Computer Organisation and Architecture
 ITC423 
 Database Systems
 ITC505 
 ICT Project Management
 ITC506 
 Topics in IT Ethics

There are no prerequisites for these introductory level core subjects.

Specialisations

Computer Networking

Gain in-depth knowledge of computing networking fundamentals before progressing to more specialist topics. You'll study areas such as virtualisation and cloud computing, network security and emerging technologies.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC431   Networks and Communications
 ITC513   Wireless Networking Concepts
 ITC514   Network and Security Administration
 ITC542   Internetworking with TCP/IP
 ITC561   Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
 ITC595   Information Security

IT Management

Learn effective management of IT resources. The management topics you'll study cover security, information management, and managing IT infrastructure.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC516   Data Mining and Visualisation
 ITC520   Information Systems Strategy
 ITC540   IT Infrastructure Management PG
 ITC563   IT Management Issues
 ITC595   Information Security
 ITC596   IT Risk Management

Network Security

Gain a broad understanding of computer and network security issues. Build in-depth knowledge in fundamental areas of security such as the CIA triad, network defences, cryptography, and security policy. More specialist study topics include digital forensics, computer viruses, and emerging security technologies.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC514   Network and Security Administration
 ITC542 
 Internetworking with TCP/IP
 ITC561 
 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
 ITC595   Information Security
 ITC596   IT Risk Management
 ITC597 
 Digital Forensics

Software Design and Development

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming before building on your knowledge and experience by studying the Java Programming Language. You may also study advanced topics such as concurrent programming and building web applications.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC412 
 System Analysis PG
 ITC415 
 Programming Principles
 ITC421 
 Programming in Java 1
 ITC508 
 Object Modelling
 ITC515 
 Professional Programming Practice
 ITC521 
 Programming in Java 2
 ITC557 
 Web-Based Information Systems PG

Systems Analysis

Gain the skills necessary to plan and develop software solutions to business problems.

 Core Subjects
 ITC571   Emerging Technologies and Innovation
 Restricted Electives
 Choose three from:
 ITC412 
 System Analysis PG
 ITC415 
 Programming Principles
 ITC504 
 Interface Usability
 ITC508 
 Object Modelling
 ITC516 
 Data Mining and Visualisation
 ITC596 
 IT Risk Management
 Additional elective:
 ITC570 
 Special Topics in IT

Note: not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres and not all modules are offered each session.

Industry Recognition

The CSU Study Centres Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Graduates of the MIT are eligible for full professional membership (the highest level possible). 

Reasons to Enrol

  • Flexible entry for applicants with or without an IT background
  • Flexible entry for those without a bachelor’s degree
  • Flexible entry for those with relevant industry experience
  • Flexibility to specialise or study a broad program of subjects
  • ACS Professional accreditation
  • Both theoretical and practical ‘hands on’ subjects

Learning Outcomes

  • IT skills that equip you to solve ‘real world’ problems
  • A theoretical and conceptual background in IT, helping you to be more effective in the workplace
  • Cutting-edge IT training

Progression

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology can be used as a pathway to enter the Master of Information Technology. You'll gain full credit for the Graduate Diploma if you take it as a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.