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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Course Information

Next intake for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Next intake

Aug 2024

Duration for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Duration

Part-time - 8 months

Full-time - 8 months*

Mode of delivery for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Mode of delivery

Blended; program may comprise of:
• Lectures
• Group Activities
• Workshops and/or Laboratories
• Online Resources
• Consultations

Assessment for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Assessment

Coursework & Written Exams

*Full-time Program is currently unavailable

Why Study With Us?

Be recognised internationally
Study at a University ranked in the World's Top 200 - at our city campus in Singapore that is easily accessible
Enhance your career opportunities
Develop advanced analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes
Become highly relevant
You will graduate with industry-relevant knowledge and skills designed with employers' need in mind
Work anywhere in the world
IT professionals are the most sought-after profession globally and with your qualification and expertise, you will be at the forefront

What You Will Study In
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Course Requirements

To complete the program, students must pass modules totaling 40 units.
Consisting of 20 units of core modules and 20 units of directed courses
(10 units from List A and 10 units from List B). Each module is 10 units unless stated otherwise.

  • INFO6001 Database Management 1
  • SENG6110 Object Oriented Programming

The availability of directed courses varies by trimester. Applicants should always check with their program consultant prior to application.

List A (Choose 1)

  • INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • INFT6304 Project Planning and Management


List B (Choose 1)

  • INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design
  • GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty
  • GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
  • STAT6160 Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • INFT6201 Big Data
  • STAT6001 Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • STAT6020 Predictive Analytics

Course Learning Outcomes

Identify and analyse complex problems concerning information technology and design solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level
Draw a depth of technical expertise in at least one facet of information technology sufficient for a career in information technology together with the capacity to continue developing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise throughout their careers
Manage projects in aspects of information technology relevant to their field of study, including the ability to develop, manage and participate at all levels in team environments
Exercise professionalism and ethics in the context of the global information technology industry
Communicate effectively through a range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills at an advanced level
Apply their knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial capstone experience or a research-based project and/or piece of scholarship

Entry Requirements

MINIMUM ACADEMIC LEVEL

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
    or
  • Minimum age 30 years old and 8 years* of work experience; 
    or
  • Other qualifications and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis**

*Relevant work experience may include but is not limited to technical/professional positions in IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications.

**Prospective students who would like their professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

MINIMUM LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

Duration

Teaching Mode & Frequency Total Contact Hours
Classes for each module may be conducted in
block teaching mode (Eg. intensive weekends)
or weekly (i.e. Part-time - 2 days x 3 hours
or Full-time* - 5 days x 3 hours)
Part-time & Full-time* – 48 hours/module x
4 modules (192 hours)

Fees

Fees are subjected to prevailing Goods and Service Tax (GST) and are payable on a modular basis before commencement of Trimester. The fees include all course materials but exclude textbooks (if applicable). Refer here for other miscellaneous fees.

Our Lecturers

Our programs are enhanced by a committed team of full- and part-time academic staff with extensive experience in both academia and industry. They provide students with insightful knowledge, help them get ready for the workforce, and contribute to the development of the next generation of global leaders.

Accreditation

All students are members of the Student Chapter of Singapore Computer Society (SCS), the largest IT professional body in Singapore. Graduates are eligible for a one-year free SCS Graduate Membership.
Accreditation for Master of Information Technology Singapore Computer Society
Accreditation for Master of Information Technology System - SCS Student Chapter

Career Opportunities

With the flexibility to tailor your Graduate Certificate in Information Technology degree to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to 'hit the ground running' with your newly attained specialist expertise.

Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics, business systems, management and more.

Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths including:

Business Analyst

Software Developer​

Project Manager

System Analyst

Database Developer​

Web Developer

FAQ

What type of student is the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program designed for?

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program at Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education is tailored to meet the needs of students with all levels of experience. From beginners to experienced IT professionals, our program will provide opportunities for graduates to enhance and apply their skills in emerging technology areas such as IT, communications, management, business and entrepreneurship.

What topics are covered in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program?

Students will be able to identify and analyse complex problems concerning information technology and design solutions at a highly skilled level through topics including Database Management, Object Oriented Programming and more. 

What qualifications do I need to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program?

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In addition, individuals of minimum 30 years old and 8 years of organisational experience may also be considered.

Other qualifications and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may seek advice from our Education Consultants.

How is the maximum duration for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program?

The maximum program duration for postgraduate coursework program of 40 units is 3 years. For more information, please refer to https://policies.newcastle.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=108. However, students may also complete it earlier if they choose to take the maximum number of modules offered where applicable, or if they receive credit exemptions for modules completed at another tertiary institution that is recognised by the University.

Please contact our Education Consultants for an assessment or for further enquiries.

What is the teacher-student ratio for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program?

The teacher-student ratio for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program is 1:30.

What type of career opportunities are available to graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology program?

The graduates will be capable of approaching complex problems, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, information technology management, health informatics, business systems, management and more.

Scholarships and Study Grants

Scholarships for organisations and up to 50% of study grants are available.

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