Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 8 units to complete
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The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management was designed as a contemporary and fundamental study of IT Project Management. It provides an entry level for professionals with a cognate degree in IS/IT to the Master of Information Technology Project Management (MITPM).

The course focuses on the key fundamental principles of good project management, sourcing and implementation of IS/IT solutions and IS/IT as enabler of modern organisations as well as their application to professional practice particularly in the context of IS/IT-related projects. The degree enables the individuals to apply fundamental IT Project Management skills and knowledge in a range of contexts which they could capitalise on for their current and future professional engagement and/or when they are ready to undertake further learning at a Graduate Diploma or Masters level.

At completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of IT Project Management particularly in principles of good project management, project management methodology, systems acquisitions and implementation, and IS/IT impact and contribution to managing organisations in a dynamic environment
  2. Draw on and adapt IT Project Management related knowledge and skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas, develop a coherent IT project plan, design and/or source alternative innovative solutions based on soundly articulated business and project requirements
  3. Draw on an interdisciplinary knowledge base to approach and analyse problems from multiple point of views and make high-level independent judgments in a project management function based on soundly articulated rationale
  4. Articulate and communicate a coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas appropriate for the problem context, the stakeholders, and the business particularly within the IS/IT project environment
  5. Evaluate, justify and articulate an appropriate response to ethical organisational and IS/IT issues and dilemmas particularly in a project management environment to a range of different stakeholders with conflicting interests
  6. Work in a self-reliant, independent manner, show leadership and take initiative where appropriate particularly in a diverse team environment.

Graduates may find employment in roles such as ICT project manager, business analyst, business intelligence developer, applications manager, project resource officer, enterprise solutions architect, enterprise risk specialist, ICT risk manager or PMO manager.

Academic Entrance Requirements:

Successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree in any discipline equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree.
Students with an undergraduate degree in IS or IT may be eligible for up to 4 exemptions and depending on the number of exemption(s) given, will need to complete at least 4 more units to qualify for the award.

Professional work experience:

A special entry provision is available for applicants without an appropriate qualification but who have significant relevant work experience (usually at least five years) and evidence of academic capability (e.g. successful completion of a Certificate or Diploma course at a TAFE with high grades or attaining a GMAT of 550 or higher). Such applicants may be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management (subject to completing the required pre-requisite units).

English Language Requirements (International students only):

Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18.

Swinburne University will provide new students with advice about their unit enrolments at the start of their study program.

Students should complete:

  • 4 Introductory units; and
  • 4 Core units; and

Students should complete any prerequisites before enrolling in the advanced units.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management students must complete eight (8) units of study (100 credit points) comprising of:

  • Four (4) core introductory Information Systems units (12.5 credit points each)
  • Four (4) core Information Technology Project Management units (12.5 credit points each)

Students with a previous tertiary degree in IS or IT from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions.

International student visa holders are required to study full-time.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Requirements Analysis and Modelling
INF60010 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Accounting Principles
ACC60005 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Systems Project Management
INF70005 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Systems Acquisition & Implementation Management
INF80030 Swinburne - - SP3 -

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training.

For information on how to apply for credit please refer to Swinburne’s website at: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/advanced-standing-rpl.html

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

2014 - 2017 Transition Arrangements

The Master of Information Technology Project Management course suite has undergone some course structure changes over the past few years. For further information, please refer to the PDF file below:

Transition Information 2014-2017

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