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Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology

Course Description

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.

Professional Recognition
Professional level accreditation of the course by the ACS will be sought. Graduates of the GradDipICT will be eligible for membership of the ACS

Course Abbreviation

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution

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