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Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3700.2

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 085559B


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2017 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2015 and 2016, please refer to: 3700.1 Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Grad Dip in ICT) is designed for students from both computing and non-computing backgrounds, to enable them to create pathways into higher studies in Information and Communications Technology and/or commencing a career in ICT. This course is aimed at allowing students to gain knowledge in state of the art developments in the ICT field, apply that knowledge in a professional and ethical framework and develop themselves as lifelong learners.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or one year full time depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below) or the equivalent part-time.

Course Advice

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Course AdviceSCEM-postgradit@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are:

A Bachelor qualification in any discipline

Or

A Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming; networking; database design and development; systems analysis and design; and project management.

Additional Information

This course has three Pathways (A, B and C) that vary in length and structure based on previous study and work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

The course length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and level, and work experience.

Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience as indicated below and course structure and length is set accordingly. See individual links for detailed course structure.

Pathway A - One and a half years

Students who have non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor qualifications are eligible to complete the one and a half year Pathway below.

A3025Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Pathway A - 1.5 years

Pathway B - One year

Students who have non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Honours or Masters qualifications are eligible to complete the one year Pathway below.

A3026Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Pathway B - 1 year

Pathway C - One year

Students who have Computing, ICT or Information Systems with Bachelor or Bachelor Honours or Masters qualifications are eligible to complete the one year Pathway below.

A3027Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Pathway C - 1 year


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