Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management

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


Designed for technically skilled graduates with a background in some of the basic aspects of IT management, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management will supplement and extend your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.



You will be able to study a selection of postgraduate subjects covering a core set of IT management topics.
You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of elective topics to expand your studies in related areas.

You may undertake this course full time over one year or part time over two years.

The graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the graduate certificate. You may count coursework undertaken in this graduate diploma towards the requirements for the Master of Information Technology Management.

Course outline

Units of study information for graduate certificates and diploma degrees (please select 'Information Technology' and then 'Master of Information Technology')

Study plan

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management complete 48 credit points (cp), including INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT and at least 42 cp of Core and Specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of 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 prepared 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

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:
- an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology and information systems with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
- an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a credit average (65 percent) and a major sequence of study in computing engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification or
- an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) and two years' professional work experience in the information technology industry, or equivalent qualifications or
- a University of Sydney Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited to the graduate diploma.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

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 Handbooks Online 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

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply 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, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

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, MasterCard or American Express. 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.