Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology (K6I)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology (GradDipICT) provides non-ICT students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. The GradDipICT provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving ICT.

The GradDipICT allows students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced ICT areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in ICT. Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT.

GradDipICT graduates should be ICT professionals with the abilities and skills to:

  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge;
  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniquest to analyze, model, develop, and manage ICT products and services;
  • apply abstraction and critical thinking to a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of advanced ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions.

GradDipICT graduates should acquire attitudes needed by an ICT professional to:

  • be an effective team member;
  • take initiative and work independently;
  • communicate effectively at a professional leve;
  • continue lifelong learning; and
  • adhere to codes of professional conduct and practice.

Career outcomes

The GradDipICT is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. Graduates of the GradDipICT will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. By selecting specialist subjects, graduates will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the ICT industry. Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas. The GradDipICT provides formal postgraduate credentials to advance your ICT career across any industry. For students without prior ICT studies, the GradDipICT provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology. By selecting specialist units, students will further develop their knowledge in several advanced ICT areas such as Information Management; Enterprise Systems; eLogistics; Systems Strategy and Management; Network Security and Data Management Technology. Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world. For example: systems analyst; database modeler/administrator; programmer; ICT strategist; project manager; information management specialist; security architect/specialist; enterprise architect.

Course structure

In the GradDipICT students will satisfactorily complete eight postgraduate 12.5% units.

If a candidate does not have the ICT Bachelor degree on entry they must complete the following units (included in the total eight units):

  • KIT501 ICT Systems Administration Fundamentals
  • KIT503 ICT Professional Practices and Project Management
  • KIT506 Software Application Design and Implementation

Schedule

The first main aim of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to operating systems and scripting. The main operating systems topics covered in this unit include operating systems structure and services, process management and coordination, memory management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
LauncestonSemester 1
Launceston5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the topic of game design. Students will work in teams to design and document a game and develop a simple prototype of their design using an agile development methodology. Design topics that will be covered include concept…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. We will discuss their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms.Android, Cocoa and the Apple iPhone SDK and also non-native web mobile will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will look at the programming foundations of 2- and 3-dimensional graphics and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics and animations will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will be introduced to the broad, inter-disciplinary area of human-computer interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on iteration design and user interface design. Lectures cover the design, development and evaluation of computing technologies, including desktop computing, mobile…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Failure to involve end-users in design or to actively engage them in the processes of technology adoption and implementation continues to be one of the biggest reasons for IT failure. However, involving end-users is highly complex and raises important questions…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit aims to present a coherent view on the role of information and knowledge in organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students gain an appreciation of the sources of information, unstructured and semi-structured knowledge and learn current techniques that permit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Organizations around the world are increasingly using commercial packages instead of custom built software to support their core business processes. In this unit students explore enterprise architecture with a focus on business process integration and process standardization. Students examine major…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit explores contemporary supply chain logistics for organisations from Informational, Communication and Technological (ICT) perspectives. Specifically, the unit develops conceptual knowledge across the supply chains logistics field, by examining ICTs concepts at the strategic, tactical and operational layers of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course will introduce you to a range of principles, concepts and technologies in network security. As a field it is constantly increasing in importance with it being a consideration for most companies with web presence, or a private network…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts necessary for the analysis, design, use and implementation of a relational database management system for the management of data in modern organisations. Students will develop skills in planning, designing,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution

Candidates can articulate from a GradCertICT.

Successful candidates will be able to articulate into the Master of Information Technology and Systems. Candidates might be able to exit into a Graduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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