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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 semester

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024




The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology has been developed in close consultation with industry to enable students to build on their technical skill set. It enables students to undertake a short programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications and to amplify and update their information technology knowledge and skills.


  • Project Management for Information Technology

Elective modules

  • Business analysis for information technology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Management of information systems
  • Networks and infrastructure
  • Security and forensics
  • Software development and testing
  • Special topic in information technology
  • Applied information technology internship or project

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme (depending on their previous education, experience and choice of electives) can work in roles in business analysis, business intelligence, data analytics, information security and forensics, information technology management, IT project management, software development and software quality assurance.

Graduates from the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology may subsequently enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology, or the Master of Applied Information Technology, with up to 60 cross-credits.

Entry criteria

Entry into this course requires:

  • A bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology or a related subject area, with a grade average at level 7 of B or better in the final year of full-time study, or equivalent part-time study; or
  • An equivalent qualification as considered by the Centre's Postgraduate Programme Committee

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50

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