University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course enables those with an IT or related degree to undertake a specialised sequence of subjects to upskill or study subjects in an area not covered in their previous studies. This course allows IT professionals to update their knowledge and skills in an essential area of IT to assist in career development.

Designed for

Graduates of disciplines other than information technology; and IT professionals


This course comprises 24 credit points of study. Three subjects are typically taken from a chosen major and one subject from the core stream.


  • Business information systems
  • Data analytics
  • Interactive media
  • Internetworking
  • Software development

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. An equivalent degree would ideally come from IT or computer science disciplines. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Study pathways

Credit recognition is not offered for subjects in the graduate certificate. The substitution of core subjects to an alternative postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted. Subject substitution is subject to faculty approval. Subject substitution is not granted for the networking subject 32524 without the successful completion of the challenge test. Holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification and/or those who have passed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma seeking subject substitution, are also required to complete a challenge test. Challenge tests are in the week prior to the commencement of classes. Applicants must obtain faculty approval before attending the challenge test. This course is part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, the Master of Information Technology, the Master of Information Technology (Extension) and the Master of Information Technology (Advanced).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $24,288 Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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