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2012 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems(K6H)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or


The Graduate Diploma consists of the equivalent of one year's full-time study. The program consists of eight coursework units, each with a weighting of 12.5%. The Diploma can be completed in two to three years of part time study.

Admission & Prerequisites

The Faculty Science, Engineering and Technology may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Information Systems any of the following:
1 . A person who has a 3 year degree from an accredited university institution;
2 . A 4 unit Graduate Certificate in Information Systems or equivalent from an accredited tertiary institution
For entry into all postgraduate courses, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old.
At the discretion of the Faculty, admission may also include an interview.

Course Objectives

The course aims to:
* enable graduates to fulfil key roles in the IT and related industries, and to liaise between IT personnel and other professional and industrial personnel
* provide graduates with a strong systems focus, in their ability to conceive of new designs, address business needs and solve problems;
* give graduates a good understanding of the roles of IT in society, in organisations and for individuals, and an awareness that IT is a powerful factor for change in modern society
* provide knowledge, skills and understanding of
- the relationships of information and information technology to organisational needs;
- current management practice in the development of information systems, their use and associated policy formulation and analysis;
- the value of research, critical thinking and effective communication in the management of information systems; and to
* develop professional skills in such areas as interpersonal communication, working in teams, and technical report writing.

Career Outcomes

Associate membership of the Australian Computer Society. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Systems could expect to find employment as a business analyst, database analyst, systems analyst, IT project manager, IT manager, information manager, database administrator, IT administrator or manager, telecommunications manager, IT consultant, electronic commerce or electronic business consultant, web developer, webmaster.

Articulation to/from Course

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems

Master of Information Systems

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