Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Haven’t studied IT before?
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is great for students from disciplines other than computing or information systems to gain professional qualifications in computing.
Problem-solvers and innovative thinkers
USQ’s information technology degrees are flexible and relevant to the ever-changing IT environment. As a graduate, you will become a better problem-solver and innovative thinker. You will possess a high academic standard and competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.
When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Computing, Master of Computing Technology or Master of Computing Technology (Extended).
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is accredited at Associate level by the Australian Computer Society. It is also recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19280|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
One of the following:
- hold a Bachelor's degree from an Australian university in a non-computing discipline, or
- hold a degree of a recognised university in a non-computing discipline, or
- an equivalent qualification or relevant work experience approved by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 – applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.