Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Haven’t studied IT before?
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is great for students from disciplines other than computing or information systems to gain professional qualifications in computing.
Problem-solvers and innovative thinkers
USQ’s information technology degrees are flexible and relevant to the ever-changing IT environment. As a graduate, you will become a better problem-solver and innovative thinker. You will possess a high academic standard and competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.
When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Computing, Master of Computing Technology or Master of Computing Technology (Extended).
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is accredited at Associate level by the Australian Computer Society. It is also recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
One of the following:
- hold a Bachelor's degree from an Australian university in a non-computing discipline, or
- hold a degree of a recognised university in a non-computing discipline, or
- an equivalent qualification or relevant work experience approved by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018.
- Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 2018.