Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree in a field other than information technology OR GCInfTech. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Email: enquiries@eait.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4777

Web:

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree in a field other than information technology OR GCInfTech. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed.

CRICOS Code: 003856E

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology?

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology has a strong focus on information systems and database technology. These systems are used and help run organisations of all kinds. About half of the information technology industry in Australia is in this area, and those people who intend to use the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology to leverage their previous skills will use information systems and database technology within their own industries.
The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is an ideal choice for a student who does not have a previous IT degree and wishes to enhance their current discipline areas through specialist IT knowledge.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Degree in a field other than information technology OR GCInfTech. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Degree in a field other than information technology OR GCInfTech. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 003856E

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Careers

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will have completed an industrial-scale system from initial specification through design, implementation and documentation and will have skills software engineering, information systems, discrete mathematics, basic operating systems, networking, relational databases, advanced databases, ontology and the semantic web, web information systems and service-oriented architectures.
Depending on their area of expertise, many of our graduates will have specialist knowledge in human-computer interaction,algorithms and data structures, networking, information security, artificial intelligence, and artificial minds.
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology graduates are employed in areas as diverse as electronic commerce, information systems, technology management, computer science, health informatics, geographical information systems, and biotechnology.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Computer Society

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #16 from the MInfTech List, comprising:

  • at least #12 from Parts A and/or B and/or C; and
  • the balance of courses from Part D or other courses approved by the Executive Dean.
Refer to the MInfTech list and the GDipInfTech rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: