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Start date
February
July

Duration
1 year(s) full-time

Program Code
LGIG

Fees
2018: AUD$ 30,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6]
  • IELTS writing [6]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
081822B

Key features

  • Get up to speed with new trends and developments in enterprise-wide IT
  • Learn the critical systems analysis and the design skills required of a business analyst
  • Develop project management expertise, and the skills to liaise with stakeholders in an IT context
  • Train using the latest industry tools, technologies and research
  • 97 per cent of our assessed research is at or above world class, according to 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

Snapshot

This innovative qualification will give you a broad understanding of IT disciplines and management practices so you can keep pace with the latest IT developments.

Taught by world-class lecturers and researchers, you will learn how to analyse complex information systems in real organisational settings.

If you decide to exit this qualification having completed the first four courses you’ll receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

If you finish this Graduate Diploma and want to do further study, consider going on to the Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management).

Why Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Enterprise Management)

Why this Degree

In your studies you’ll learn about stakeholder engagement, business intelligence, and the day-to-day operational management of information systems.

You’ll also learn how to manage complex information systems in real business settings.

A choice of electives allows you to develop skills and expertise in an area such as information systems or business.

Real-world connections

Research institutes and centres

UniSA is home to several research centres:

All have state-of-the-art facilities, with world renowned links and associations that provide a dynamic teaching and research base for our students.

Cooperative Research Centres

We are also proud to support a number of Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) bringing together researchers and research users, with an emphasis on collaboration through utilisation, commercialisation and technology transfer.

UniSA is the national headquarters for an $88 million CRC in big data. The Data to Decisions CRC is set to boost national security. It places UniSA at the forefront of industry and academic research collaboration. The CRC involves researchers in areas of computer science, engineering, business and law from UniSA, the University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, Deakin University and Carnegie Mellon University, with industry input from IT and systems integration companies, consulting companies and SMEs in collaboration with state and federal national security agencies.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Between now and 2020 employment in ICT in Australia is expected to grow strongly. The availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 18,000 jobs for software and applications programmers (or 18.4 per cent)
  • 19,100 jobs for business and systems analysts and programmers (or 14.3 per cent)
  • 14,800 jobs for ICT managers (or 25.4 per cent)
  • 6,800 jobs for ICT Network and Support professionals (or 14.6 per cent)1

Careers to consider:

  • solutions architect: designing and deploying enterprise infrastructure solutions in complex environments; ensuring technical integrity of customer solutions; writing and reviewing project requirements, strategies reference models and standards for infrastructure

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

Industry facts

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The economic contribution of the internet and digital-enabled economy is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 20201.

 1 Deloitte Access Economics (2015)

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The contribution digital technology makes to the Australian economy is forecast to grow from $79 billion (2014) to $139 billion (2020)1.

1 Australia’s Digital Pulse - Computer Society, 2016

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Strong growth in the Australian ICT workforce is expected to continue, with an additional 81,000 jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth1.

1 Australia’s Digital Pulse - Australian Computer Society, 2017

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will study six courses in universal IT practices:

  • business practices
  • project management
  • business system analysis
  • business intelligence and analytics
  • security principles
  • professional communication

You will also do one elective so you can study one of these areas in more detail:

  • information systems
  • information technology
  • business

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports and project documentation
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • group projects and presentations

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
IT Concepts INFT 5030 4.5
Business Practices for IT Professionals INFS 5058 4.5
Project Management for IT Professionals INFS 5057 4.5
Business Systems Analysis INFS 5093 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Intelligence and Analytics INFS 4018 4.5
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5
Professional Communication COMM 5081 4.5
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1

I am the Program Director for the Master of Information Technology and the Master of Cybersecurity in the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences. My research interests include strategic alignment, purposeful corporations and digital innovation. I have been working in the higher education sector for over 15 years, and prior to that spent a number of years as a systems engineer in the IT industry.

Dr Gaye Deegan

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study spaces

You will benefit from our culture of innovation and start-ups. We’re helping IT entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into start-up enterprises with a bright future. Through the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) you will access services and expertise including:

  • technology (DXC and UniSA IT)
  • design (matchstudio)
  • business growth (Centre for Business Growth)
  • business management
  • strategy and marketing (UniSA Business School)
  • commercialisation (UniSA Ventures)

Your study spaces

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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