Throughout the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you will learn from a combination of leading-edge theory, technical knowledge and practical experience to develop confidence in problem solving through completion of a supervised project that provides you with the advanced skills required to tackle complex, industry-focused problems head on. The course is ideally suited to those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline outside the fields of information systems or computer science.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry will be based on performance in:
A career in IT has almost endless possibilities. In today's IT job market multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued and Deakin graduates are well placed for a successful career in this industry. Our graduates are well-rounded IT professionals with the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, students must attain 8 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, however part-time equivalent is available.
Students are required to complete 4 IT foundation units, STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit) and 4 credit points of level 7 SIT-coded units available within the Master of Information Technology.
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
If you have completed study at other institutions and wish to gain credit at Deakin University you can refer to the Deakin International Recognition of Prior Learning web page which lists the countries, universities and courses and the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Recognition of Prior Learning of up to four credit points may be granted to applicants who hold a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (or its equivalent). Candidates must provide sufficient documentary evidence concerning the units for which Recognition of Prior Learning is sought, including official transcripts and unit descriptions. Advanced standing granted as part of admission to the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is not transferable to the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology.