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Course: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (840AA)

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Award: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Course Level: 11
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
University Admissions Centre (UAC) Course Code: 880275
CRICOS Code: 040739C
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

  • UC Bruce Campus
    • Full Time, Face-to-Face - Convener: Dr Wanli Ma (Ph: +61 2 6201 2838)
    • Part Time, Face-to-Face - Convener: Dr Wanli Ma (Ph: +61 2 6201 2838)

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate course in Information Technology is designed to meet three kinds of need:
1. Graduates of any discipline who wish to come to an understanding of the ICT field and its impacts;
2. ICT graduates who wish to examine an an immerging area of ICT knowledge in depth; and
3. ICT professionals with no tertiary qualification but extensive relevant work experience who wish to qualify for admission to further study at graduate diploma and masters level.

Credit may be given for units successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate if a student wishes to proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics or the Master of Technology degree at the University of Canberra.

Most PG level units in this course have pre-requisites. Students will need to demonstrate equivalent knowledge from formal study or work experience to the satisfaction of the unit convener before enrolling in such units. Prospective students should contact the course convener prior to admission to the course to ensure they have the pre-requisite knowledge required for unit enrolment.

Learning outcomes:
- The 'content' objectives of each award are described below.
- The units in each award develop and assess generic skills in:
communication, situation analysis, problem solving, working independently and with others and professional skills.

Course Requirements

12 credit points as set out below:

Students may choose the generalist award, Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, or a specialist award. The mix of required and restricted choice units will depend on this choice as outlined below.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
The learning outcome of this award is a capacity for graduates to become competent in, or expand on, some area of technical information technology.

(a) Required unit as follows (3 credit points):
6676 Professional Practice in IT G

(b) Three restricted choice units as follows (9 credit points):
Appropriate units from the Faculty of ISE with the permission of the course convenor

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
The learning outcome of this award is a capacity for graduates to analyse and design cyber security.

(a) Required unit as follows (6 credit points):
6689 Security and Support in IT G Security and Support in IT G
6682 Information Security PG Information Security PG

(b) Two restricted choice units as follows (6 credit points):
6697 Computer and Network Security PG
6633 Information Law PG
6776 Biometric Person Authentication PG
7190 Face-Voice Authentication PG
Or other appropriate unit from the Faculty of ISE with the permission of the course convenor

Graduate Certificate in Games Programming and Virtual Worlds
The learning outcome of this award is a capacity for graduates with a programming background to program active objects in the newer Second Life and OpenSim virtual worlds and their use in social and business informatics.

(a) Required unit as follows (9 credit points):
7108 Graphics Visualisation Techniques PG
7191 Game Programming Techniques PG
8699 Virtual Worlds Technology PG

(b) One restricted choice unit as follows (3 credit points):
Appropriate unit from the Faculty of ISE with the permission of the course convenor.

Typical Course Structure

Course Duration

One semester full-time or part-time equivalent. Maximum ten semesters.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree from Australia or a recognised overseas institution. Contact the course convenor to design a course to meet your needs. Note that some units require ICT prerequisite knowledge. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree may be able to gain course admission on the basis of Equivalent Graduate Status - for more information on this process contact the University's Admissions Office.

Assumed Knowledge

Fluency in the use of desktop computers (eg for everyday work) and excellent English spoken and written communication skills.

Subsumable awards

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology.

Course Enquiries

Further information may be sought from the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering.
 
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