CC47 - Graduate Diploma of Information Systems

Overview

Course Overview

This course provides professional knowledge and skills in information systems (IS). In the GDIS you will gain a broad understanding of IS applications in industry as well as specific skills in programming, systems analysis, databases, ICT services management and project management. You will also complete a unit in e-Business Systems that will deepen your understanding of information systems. These skills will help you to manage future business challenges, enhancing your individual advancement and employment opportunities.

Career Information

Do you work in a discipline other than ICT or looking to enhance your career path within ICT? Graduates from this course find employment as ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, Database Administrator, Web Developer, Systems Analyst, or Project Management Support Officer.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradDipIS
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 083585E
  • SYD - 083585E
  • MEL - 083585E
  • BNE - 083585E
  • CNS - 083585E
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
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Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
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Brisbane
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Melbourne
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Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
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Term 3 - 2015

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

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Rockhampton
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Brisbane
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To gain entry to this course, students must have:

· A bachelor degree in any discipline other than ICT from an Australian university or college; or

· A CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or equivalent.

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC29 - Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
Exit Awards CC29 - Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation

N/A

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 2
2017 8
2016 10
2015 9
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Articulate the latest developments in the information technology industry, its likely future directions and its likely impact on organisations and society in general.
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing knowledge and information in business.
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems.
  • 4. Propose information systems solutions that enhance organisational performance.
  • 5. Work independently, as a leader, or a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 6. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 42

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
COIT20250 E-Business Systems
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 1 Total credit points: 6

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Electives Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma have the opportunity of completing an elective from the following disciplines, which may allow you to complete a minor as well as the defined study plan, should you go on to complete the Master of Information Systems: - Information Technology: Data Structures and Algorithms, Responsive Web Design or Network Routing and Switching Human Resource Management: Introduction to Human Resource Management Marketing: Advanced Marketing Management Management: People and Organisations Finance: Managerial Finance Accounting: Accounting for Managers Statistics: Statistics for Managerial Decisions (you may then be able to take Systems Science and Engineering as an elective, if you go on to the Master of Information Systems) Project Management: Initiating and Planning Projects
Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Year 1 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
More Details
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