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Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Information Technology
Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Information Technology

Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Information Technology

  • ID:GU610169
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$47,609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Information Technology, a student must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (using a 7.0 point scale) over the last two years of the Bachelor degree;

  • OR hold a Masters degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (using a 7.0 point scale).

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Information Technology is an 80 credit point program that provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program for applicants who do not possess the required qualifications for direct admission.

The Griffith Sciences Group will be responsible for the overall supervision of the student and monitoring their progress throughout the program.

CRICOS CODE: 085200M

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Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Methods in IT - 6112ICT
  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology A - 6205ICT (see Note 1)
  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology B - 6206ICT (see Note 1) (GC Tri 2; NA Tri 1)
  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology C - 6105ICT (GC Tri 2; NA Tri 1)
  • Dissertation - 7590ICT_P1 (capstone course)
  • Dissertation - 7590ICT_P2 (capstone course)
  • Dissertation - 7590ICT_P3 (capstone course)
  • Dissertation - 7590ICT_P4 (capstone course)

Note 1: Students may be allowed to take one third year or up to two Honours/Masters courses in place of 6205ICT Advanced Topics in Information Technology A and/or 6206ICT Advanced Topics in Information Technology B if it is recommended by the supervisor and approved by the ICT convenor.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Information Technology (3313). To exit (after completing at least 40 credit points of specified courses), a student should apply for a program transfer.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research in their relevant field of study, and, therefore, will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be able to progress to higher degree by research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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