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Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics - 844AA

Course Code: 844AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880255
CRICOS Code: 071684A
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Learn to manage the business of IT

If you are interested in learning the science of business informatics within an organisation, combined with an in-depth understanding of the capabilities and limitations of information technology - then the UC Graduate Diploma of Business Informatics is the course for you.

The course is particularly suited to those looking for a career as a business analyst and are keen to mediate between organisational units and the information technologies that support them.
 

This flexible intermediate-level course will cover many of the core areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’ at a professional level, with weekday evening classes offered to enable you to balance study with your other commitments.

Through this course you will develop a solid understanding of the intent and context of systems, as well as their nature and development, and will go on to learn how to address issues of work practice and information needs and use them to align technical and human systems.

At the completion of this 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 (WIL)

Work Integrated Learning is a strong focus of the UC Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics course and as such you will have the opportunity to regularly connect with the world of professional practice via examination of practical scenarios and industry case studies.
 
As part of this course you will also be encouraged to tailor your learning around areas of specific interests, or in line with your professional aspirations.
 
In addition, internships are available as part of your range of elective units and students can apply to spend time within organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra and more.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics is a senior level course offering those serious about advancing their career in any of the following areas:

  • 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 and the Master of Business Informatics course. Students who have completed this course may apply and receive credit for units within the Master of Business Informatics.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a non-IT field or equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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

Awards

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

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $20,800 $33,100

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding and innovation mindset, to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and systems discipline, and design sustainable novel technology solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex problems, solutions, concepts or theories in information technology area, to address the needs of a broad range of stakeholders, including technology specialists, managers, clients, regulators, etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Establish deep knowledge base in information technology and systems discipline, to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the ITS industry, and acquire the skills necessary to operationally manage and coordinate IT systems within ITS industry. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate coherent foundation knowledge of Information Technology principles and ICT core body of knowledge and be able to apply key technologies and use them effectively in an organisation. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; evaluate and adopt new technology.
Achieve expertise in a key area of information technology and systems, with superior ethical and social skills and competencies in problem solving, and a sound fundamental understanding of the principles and methods of business informatics. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 1 year full time, or part time equivalent. Maximum - 4 years.

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

Alternative Exits: Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics - Must have passed 12 credit points as follows: Professional Practice in IT G, Systems Analysis and Modelling G, Systems Project and Quality Management G and Enterprise Systems G (or other Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level as approved by the Program Director).

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

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