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Diploma of Information Technology


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Title Diploma of Information Technology
Course Code A1002
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
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 University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Description The Diploma of Information Technology is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to information technology in a supportive, student-centred learning environment. It will prepare students for further study or for entry-level employment in the informational technology sector. Students will explore a broad range of information technology areas including foundations of computer systems, information systems, discrete mathematics, programming, and server environments and architecture. They will also have a better understanding of career planning and management, as well as develop literacy skills that will enhance their academic and business communication and language capabilities. The knowledge and skills gained through completing the Diploma will be directly transferable to either entry-level employment/work settings and/or to further learning in an academic setting.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Successful completion of Year 12 with minimum ATAR of 50 or Foundation Program or AQF Certificate IV

IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) TOEFL Ibt 60 (no band less than 18) PTE 46 (writing no less than 46)
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings Successful completion of GCE A levels with 2 passes (E or better)
International Baccalaureate - Aggregate score of 21 or above
Other - successful completion of one of the following:
· A recognised post-secondary (post high school course);
· University preparation (foundation) studies;
· One year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institute;
· 2 units competed at an Australian University or Open University Australia (OUA).
Full list of country specific academic entry requirements can be provided.
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) TOEFL Ibt 60 (no band less than 18) PTE 46 (writing no less than 46)
Course Learning Outcomes After completing the Diploma of Information Technology, students will possess basic understanding of, and applied knowledge in:
1. the fundamentals of computer systems and how they underpin the IT infrastructures supporting enterprise processes;
2. a computer systems functional components, their characteristics, performance, and interactions and be able to use them in information technology;
3. the use of the mathematical computer package MATLAB to perform basic mathematical procedures and to solve problems in the general area of discrete mathematics;
4. planning, developing and managing personal career aspirations and goals and using tools to effectively showcase capabilities;
5. the various oral and written skills necessary to communicate effectively in English in an academic and workplace context;
6. the basic concepts of constructing an algorithmic solution to a problem and implementing this in a programming language to facilitate execution on a computer;
7. the information systems discipline and the role of information systems in contemporary life, as well as how information systems are organised, designed and built;
8. operating systems and servers, and their philosophical differences sufficient to make choices and recommendations;
9. the types and characteristics of server based infrastructure and applications and how they can be effectively deployed and managed;
10. information, technological and numerical literacy in the context of academic study and professional practice.
Professional Recognition No
Professional Accreditation No
Additional Academic Progress Requirements Students need to successfully complete 24 credit points comprising 8 core units.
Main research areas No
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

Course Core - 24 credit points

MFP1001 Language Enhancement - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal

MSP1001 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

BBS1001 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal

ICT1701 Foundations of Computer Systems - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

ICT1711 Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

ICT1591 Foundations of Programming - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

ICT1581 Introduction to Information Systems - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MAS1621 Foundations of Discrete Mathematics - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students need to successfully complete 24 credit points comprising 8 core units.

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