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Overview

Designed for technically skilled graduates with a background in some of the basic aspects of IT management, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management will supplement and extend your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

You will be able to study a selection of postgraduate subjects covering a core set of IT management topics. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of elective topics to expand your studies in related areas. You may undertake this course full time over one year or part time over two years.

The graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the graduate certificate. You may count coursework undertaken in this graduate diploma towards the requirements for the Master of Information Technology Management.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management complete 48 credit points (cp), including INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT and at least 42 cp of Core and Specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of Information Technology Management to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes for this course are held either during the evening or online to accommodate your professional and other external commitments.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  •  an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology and information systems with a credit average (60 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  •  an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a credit average (60 percent) and a major sequence of study in computing engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification or 
  •  an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) and two years' professional work experience in the information technology industry, or equivalent qualifications or
  •  a University of Sydney Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited to the graduate diploma.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Career Pathways

Graduates will be prepared to succeed in management in areas that use computing technology to operate and expand business endeavours. The course has been specifically designed for graduates who are currently moving along, or seeking to move along, a career path through managerial roles such as project manager, program manager, general manager of operations, chief information officer or chief technology officer.

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