Information Systems and Technology
- Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Learn programming and database development for the business sector, as well as simple design techniques.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This course is designed for business management professionals with no previous computing background. It will help provide you with a fundamental knowledge of programming and database development for the business sector, as well as simple design techniques.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Our staff maintain strong links with industry, and are internationally recognised researchers with unique expertise.
- Our focus on the business environment will help you to gain specialist skills and knowledge that are directly applicable within industry.
You will be well-placed to seek employment with business organisations and government agencies.
What you'll learn
- apply information systems and knowledge management principles to support business operations by providing an appropriate technological base and managing an effective information systems body
- apply systems theory and systems development techniques to develop systems appropriate to a range of business organisations
- conduct information requirements determination, recommend appropriate solutions, manage and participate in their implementation using a range of system development tools, platforms, languages and environments
- able to effectively communicate information and system requirements, policies and procedures, system designs, specifications and implementation details
- manage and implement appropriate information systems that provide a suitable technological base to suit a range of business organisations
- ability to see the business potential of new technologies as they emerge.Ability to appreciate, and apply where appropriate, the philosophies behind new methodological approaches as they emerge
- apply professional skills to ensure ethical practices in areas including but not limited to privacy and information security, employ best practice techniques for the design, management and operation of information systems and information technology organisations
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than Information Systems Technology, or at least 5 years' relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$15,000*|
|Total indicative course fee||$15,000*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$15,000*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
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- Curtin course code: GC-ISYSTC
- CRICOS code: 049883M
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020