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.
The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management may be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. 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. You also have the opportunity to select from a number of elective topics in order to expand your studies in related areas.
The graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the graduate certificate and coursework undertaken from the graduate diploma may be counted towards the requirements for the Master of Information Technology Management.
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
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.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management will hold a recognised bachelor's degree with a credit average (or equivalent) result in a major sequence in any aspect of Information Technology or Information Systems; or hold a recognised Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average (or equivalent) result in a major sequence in computer, software or telecommunications engineering; or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management at the University of Sydney with a credit average.
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 if they have a minimum of two years professional experience in the IT industry.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, 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 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 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.
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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 tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, 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.
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.