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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Specialisation Software Development

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Specialisation Software Development (GDTI)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Be career-ready with a software development degree. Gain the professional and technical skills to become an effective IT professional and prepare to embark on a career in one of the most dynamic and highly sought after industries.
  • Learn software development concepts and gain an introduction to software engineering.
  • Develop a broad understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript technologies and discover how these can be applied to create interactive user interfaces.
  • Explore web accessibility and the associated industry compliance regulations.

Further study

When you complete the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Information Technology.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree , or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 7.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 4
2 x approved courses 2
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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