Courses & Units

Course rules for K6I Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology


1.  Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology shall be qualified for entry if the candidate has qualified for a bachelor degree (3 or 4 year degree) from an accredited tertiary institution.

2.  Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than three years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3.  To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall complete the equivalent of eight 12.5% postgraduate units. If a candidate does not have an ICT Bachelor degree on entry they will do four level 500 12.5% units.

4.  The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the schedule accompanying these specifications.

5.  Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and as summarised in Schedule.

6.  A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (8 units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (4 units) weighting.

7.  Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8.  In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9.  Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree*.


10.  The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11.  These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12.  The approved abbreviation for the degree of Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology shall be GradDipICT.