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Graduate Diploma in IT

ISC - Charles Sturt University, Australia


Next enrollment cycle

July 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 23,916

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Diploma
Whether or not you have a background in IT, the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is designed to help you progress to the Master of Information Technology. Flexible entry requirements mean a variety of previous educational and work experience may be taken into account.

During our one-year course, you will gain:

  • IT skills that equip you to solve ‘real world’ problems
  • A theoretical and conceptual background in IT, helping you to be more effective in the workplace
  • Cutting-edge IT training.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2023
  • November 2023
  • Check academic and English language requirements for your master’s
  • COVID-19 English language requirements can be found here.

COVID-19 academic entry requirements

  • We are doing everything we can to make sure that your education isn’t impacted due to COVID-19. That’s why we will allow you to apply for one of our postgraduate courses if you are in your final semester of study in your undergraduate degree and can demonstrate that completion of your degree is impacted by COVID-19.

To be eligible, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 3-year undergraduate degrees: You must have completed five out of six semesters of study with an average of at least 53% and you must be able to demonstrate that you have completed all requirements to graduate in 2020.
  • 4-year undergraduate degrees: You must have completed seven out of eight semesters of study with an average of at least 53% and you’re expected to complete all requirements before commencing with us.

Please note: not all bachelor degrees are affected by COVID-19, so only students who can demonstrate that their qualification has been affected by COVID-19 can apply with incomplete bachelor degrees. For all other students, the normal entry requirements apply.

Academic entry requirements

  • You'll need an Australian bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent bachelor’s degree from another country, to enrol on one of our postgraduate courses.

English language entry requirements

  • If you’re applying for a postgraduate degree, you will need to have an Academic minimum overall score of 6.0. More specifically, you will need to have achieved a score of no less than 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in all other bands.
  • Students wishing to study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology or a Master of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University Study Centres will need to have an Academic IELTS, obtained within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 6, and no individual score below 5.5. This means they will no longer be required to score a 6 in the writing band.

Specific entry requirements

  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting - An associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section one institution in China
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce - You may receive up to 50% credit for previous studies completed at a postgraduate or equivalent level
  • Master of Commerce - You may receive up to 50% credit for previous studies completed at a postgraduate or equivalent level
  • MBA - You must complete Professional Development subjects as part of your degree, however you do not need work experience

Core subjects

Subject Code

  • IT Fundamentals ITC544
  • Database Systems ITC423
  • ICT Project Management ITC505
  • Topics in IT Ethics ITC506

Choose four subjects from the list of postgraduate Information Technology electives below.

Subject Code

  • Interface Usability ITC504
  • Object Modelling ITC508
  • Wireless Networking Concepts ITC513
  • Linux Server Administration ITC514 
  • Professional Programming Practice ITC515 
  • Data Mining and Visualisation ITC516
  • Principles of Programming using C# ITC518
  • Programming in Java 1 ITC538
  • Programming Java 2 ITC521
  • Android App Development ITC539
  • IT Infrastructure with TCP/IP ITC540 
  • System Analysis PG ITC548 
  • Programming Principles ITC558 
  • Internet of Things ITC560 
  • Cloud Computing ITC561 
  • IT Management Issue ITC563 
  • Cloud Privacy and Security ITC568 
  • IT Project Experience ITC570 
  • Software Defined Networks ITC572 
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering ITC573 
  • Dark Web ITC578 
  • Network Security and Cryptography ITC593 
  • Information Security ITC595 
  • IT Risk Management ITC596 
  • Digital Forensics ITC597 
  • Scientific Data Analysis STA501
  • Course name: Graduate Diploma of Information Technology 
  • No. of subjects: 8
  • Duration: 1 year 
  • Per subject: $3632
  • Per year cost 2021: $29,056

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