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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)
Course Code G1051
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
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Academic Chair: Dr Polychronis Koutsakis | Email: p.koutsakis@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6475

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is designed to provide graduates in information technology related disciplines with a further qualification in the field. The course emphasises professional practice and effective communication using technical and nontechnical means. Knowledge management, data communications and business analysis are covered. In addition, students complete an individual study project in an area of interest.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8);
OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus two years of relevant IT experience;
OR recognised Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus relevant IT experience.
Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements The course is available by on-campus attendance only.
Course Learning Outcomes At the completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
1. Apply the tools and techniques of project management to support successful project completion.
2. identify the benefits and weaknesses of different methods of enforcing security and develop a security master plan for an organisation.
3. Demonstrate practical skills in knowledge elicitation and knowledge representation.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of a range of analytics tools and techniques and identify appropriate analytics approaches for different scenarios.
5. Analyse organisational processes and information requirements using appropriate tools and methods and design candidate solutions for organisational process improvement.
6. Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal professional communication skills.
Employment Prospects Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in IT Management will be able to choose from a variety of IT-related careers, both as IT practitioners and in supervisory and administrative roles within a wide range of public and private organisations.
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma may apply for admission to the Master of Information Technology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 21 credit points

ICT521 IT Professional Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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