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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology


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Title Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Course Code G1086
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
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 is an advanced course designed to provide graduates in information technology-related disciplines with further knowledge and skills in the areas of IT Management, Internetworking & Security and Data Science. The course emphasises professional practice and effective communication using technical and nontechnical means. In addition, students select from a range of elective units according to their interests.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised non-Australian Computer Science accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT;
OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus two years of relevant IT experience;
OR recognised non-IT 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 1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ICT body of knowledge and how it is relevant to contemporary professional practice.
2. Demonstrate a broad base of information technology skills and knowledge.
3. Apply the tools and techniques of project management to support successful project completion.
4. Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of computational and statistical tools and methods for data-driven analysis and problem solving, including their limitations.
5. Analyse organisational processes and information requirements using appropriate tools and methods.
6. Develop an information security strategy aligned with organisational goals and objectives.
Employment Prospects IT Management, commerce, telecommunications, health, education, architecture, mining, engineering, network service providers, banking and finance organisations, military, law and government and non-government 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 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 18 credit points

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

ICT521 IT Professional Practice - 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

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

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

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

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT535 Advanced Business Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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