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Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics - 844AA

Course Code: 844AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
CRICOS Code: 071684A
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make a successful career in IT your business

If you are keen to attain a competent knowledge of business informatics and understand organisations, on the one hand, and the capabilities and limitations of information technology, on the other, then the Graduate Diploma of Business Informatics will help to get you there. This flexible intermediate-level course can be studied on weekday evenings to help you balance study with your other commitments, and covers many of the core areas of the Skills Framework for the Information Age at a professional level.

The course is particularly suited if you are looking for a career as a business analyst, and are keen to mediate between organisational units and the information technologies that support them. You will develop a solid understanding of the intent and context of systems, as well as their nature and development, and will be able to address issues of work practice and information needs, and use them to align technical and human systems. At the completion of the course, you will be well-placed to launch a successful career in business informatics, or to progress to further postgraduate study via the Master of Business Informatics, which is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and develop an appropriate set of data models for relational database implementation
  • critically analyse complex business processes
  • be able to derive advanced system models appropriately
  • learn how to use international standard systems description paradigms and languages
  • prepare and critically evaluate documents associated with project planning, monitoring, review and quality.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a strong focus of the course and you will regularly connect with the world of professional practice via examination of practical scenarios and industry case studies. You can tailor your learning around your specific areas of interest and future employment aspirations, and internships are possible as part of your range of elective units. Previous Business Informatics students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

Career opportunities

  • IT security analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • ICT consultant
  • Web developer
  • IT systems test engineer
  • Information analyst
  • Systems architect
  • IT auditor

Course-specific information

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Informatics, and the postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics and Master of Business Informatics courses. Students who have completed this course may apply and receive credit for units within the Master of Business Informatics.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree from Australia or a recognised overseas institution. 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. No previous IT knowledge is assumed.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics GradDip BusInformatics

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Associate level.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.



Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics is subsumable into this course.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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