Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management may be undertaken full-time over one semester or part-time over one year. The course is designed for technically-skilled graduates with a background in some of the basic aspects of IT management, who are seeking to supplement and extend their practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will be able to study a selection of postgraduate subjects covering a core set of IT management topics. The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) http://www.acs.org.au/ Australia’s national organisation for Information and Communication Technology professionals.

The graduate certificate will provide you with a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and practical work undertaken in the graduate diploma.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management complete 24 credit points (cp) of core units of study. All students complete INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will be preprared to succeed in management in areas that use computing technology to operate and expand business endeavours. The course has been specifically designed for graduates who are currently moving along, or seeking to move along, a career path through managerial roles such as project manager, program manager, general manager of operations, chief information officer or chief technology officer.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management will hold a recognised bachelor's degree and have at least three years professional experience in the IT industry; or will be able to offer evidence of recognised prior learning which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this course. The bachelor's degree does not have to be an information technology degree, but it should contain a significant amount of technical subjects related to computing, as typically found in an IT, engineering and IT, or engineering degree. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in other areas, such as finance, commerce, health engineering and IT, and social engineering and IT, who have completed relevant IT subjects will also be eligible. Applicants holding a bachelor's degree in any discipline who have worked in IT for more than five years will also be eligible.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.