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Information Systems and Technology

Graduate Certificate

GC-ISYSTC

Course
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Learn how IT is used in the business sector.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This practical course is designed for business management professionals with no prior computing experience. 

It will provide you with fundamental knowledge of programming and developing databases for the business sector, as well as simple design techniques. 

There are also practical exercises to apply your learning. 

This course leads to the Master of Commerce (Information Systems and Technology).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • 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. 

Career information

Careers

  • Analyst
  • Computer network professional
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst

Industries

  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Resources and renewables
  • Technology

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

Admission criteria

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.

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $13,800*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 2
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: GC-ISYSTC
  • CRICOS code: 049883M
  • Last updated on: June 21, 2021