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), 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.

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

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.

Further course information

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.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

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

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.