CC47 - Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
At a glance
The Graduate Diploma of Information Systems will equip you with the skills required by modern businesses for solving contemporary information systems problems.
|Study modes||On-Campus, Distance|
|Availability||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Rockhampton, Distance Education,|
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
|Intake dates||March, July, November|
Components of this course are delivered via distance education at some campuses.
Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems will allow you to pursue employment in both the public and private sectors in a number of roles including database administrator, ICT customer support officer, ICT support technician, project management support officer, systems analyst or web developer.
By completing this course you have the opportunity to improve your professional knowledge and skills in information systems (IS) and management skills, especially if you are employed or likely to be employed in the computing or information systems area.
In the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems 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. You will be equipped with the skills to solve contemporary information systems problems and able to manage future business challenges, boosting your career advancement opportunities.
Why Study at CQUniversity
CQUniversity offers an extensive range of aviation, digital media and information technology (IT) courses to suit your personal interests and career goals.
Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.
We provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping broaden your career opportunities.
Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete seven core units and one elective.
For example units you could study as part of the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.
Upon completion of the CC47 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems, you may be interested in progressing your studies by continuing onto CC53 Master of Information Systems. You will receive recognition for units studied as part of the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.
Entry to this course requires either:
- a bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or
- a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems or equivalent.
If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.
Fees and scholarships
Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered
- Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
- domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
- international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.
In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.
Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.
PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.
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Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.
How to Apply
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.
You can apply to study Graduate Diploma of Information Systems by clicking the Apply Now button below.
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