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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertIT)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertIT)
Course Code C1109
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Polychronis Koutsakis | Email: p.koutsakis@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6475

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertIT)
Duration 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent (depending on unit selection)
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is an entry-level course, designed to provide professionals with a qualification in the IT field and graduates in information technology related disciplines with a further qualification. The course emphasises professional practice and effective communication using technical and nontechnical means. The course may be completed over one semester full-time.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7).
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 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of a range of fundamental information technology skills.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ICT body of knowledge and how it is relevant to contemporary professional practice.
3. Analyse the ethical, professional and legal issues that impact on professional practice situations and justify the choice of action taken in those situations.
Employment Prospects Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in IT 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.
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 - 12 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

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

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT581 Information Systems Principles and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT582 Python Programming Principles and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT583 Data Science Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT516 IoT Technopreneurship - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

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