Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307793 v.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology


Course CRICOS Code: 049877J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Information technology is a crucial element in today's enterprise operating in a global communications and business environment. Understanding and harnessing information technology and innovation in an enterprise is the focus of this program. This course is designed for students who already have a computing related degree who wish to update or enhance their skills and knowledge in the design and management of information technology and innovation. Students will learn both the practical and theoretical aspects of information technology with the ability to problem solve and apply their knowledge in an IT environment.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Entrance requirements are a minimum course weighted average of 60 per cent in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a computing-related discipline.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate Information Technology.

Course Organisation

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology consists of eight units of study each carrying a weighting of 25 credits, totalling 200 credits. The core areas studied includes managing information systems projects and risks, business information technology management, enterprise network infrastructure, web design and architecture, data mining and advanced database management, enterprise network management and problem-solving. Students may choose optional units from the areas of object-oriented design, information security management, enterprise network security, statistical data analysis, and Internet enabling technologies. This course forms the first eight units of the Master of Information Technology and stage one of the Master of Commerce (Information Technology).

Professional Recognition

With a prior computing-related degree graduates may apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Career Opportunities

Postgraduates generally find employment in supervisory roles within private and public organisations utilising information technology, or design and development of information technology systems.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

11455 v.5   Business Information Technology Management 612 3.0 25.0
11741 v.3   Managing Information Systems Projects and Risks 501 3.0 25.0
13013 v.4   Enterprise Network Infrastructure 501 5.0 25.0
302120 v.3   Website Architecture 501 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

11454 v.4   Enterprise Network Management 612 3.0 25.0
307773 v.2   Data Mining and Advanced Database Management 601 4.0 25.0
5698 v.5 * Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
6427 v.4   Statistical Data Analysis 674 3.0 25.0
11745 v.4 # Research Methods (Information Systems) 655 3.0 25.0
12527 v.4 * Information Security Management 551 3.0 25.0
13038 v.3   Enterprise Network Security 601 3.0 25.0
13199 v.5   Internet Enabling Technologies 601 3.0 25.0
13586 v.4   Development Tools for Web Environments 501 3.0 25.0
13587 v.5   Object Oriented Programming 602 3.0 25.0
307776 v.3   Object Oriented Design 501 3.0 25.0
# Students wishing to continue on into a Masters program should select the Research Methods unit as their option.
* Units 5698 and 11730 also available as options


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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