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Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing allows you to design your own short postgraduate information technology (IT) course by choosing from a broad range of industry-oriented subjects that suit your interests and career needs. The course can also be used as a pathway into a number of IT Masters courses offered through CSU.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU's Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing offers a unique opportunity to study any four information technology subjects offered at CSU, with a specific focus on meeting industry needs. The course is offered in partnership with IT Masters, giving graduates practical and professional knowledge in their chosen IT disciplines.

    The flexibility of this course allows you to select from CSU's postgraduate subject offerings to suit your interests, existing career or future goals and develop the skills you need. You can also choose to study at a time that suits you through online study, which lets you complete your course in a way that fits with your work, family and lifestyle commitments. A range of resources will be provided online for study, support and connecting with other students and academic staff.

    Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing may be able to use the course as a pathway to further postgraduate study in IT, with credit for relevant subjects.

    The Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing provides students technical knowledge and communication skills necessary to succeed as a computing and IT professional. The course is designed to produce computing graduates specialising in areas such as mobile app development, virtualisation and cloud computing, network security, computer programming and IT management.

  • Credit and pathways

    Complete the IT Masters Eligibility Form to receive feedback on the level of credit you may be eligible to receive.

    Credit for prior learning will be granted to eligible applicants.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure
     The Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing consists of (4) restricted electives made up of any 2 industry elective subjects (Group A) plus any 2 academic elective subjects (Group B).

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Industry Elective Subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture
    ITE512 Incident Response
    ITE513 Forensic Investigation
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE517 Windows App Development
    ITE518 Agile Project Management
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE528 Cross Platform App Development
    ITE529 3D App Development
    ITE530 iOS App Development
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    ITI581 Security Fundamentals
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
    MGI514 Project Management Leadership
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGI516 IT Governance
    MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGI522 Developing Solutions

    Group B: Academic Elective Subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITC504 Interface Useability
    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    ITC508 Object Modelling
    ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
    ITC514 Linux Server Administration
    ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
    ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence
    ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C#
    ITC538 Programming in Java 1
    ITC521 Programming in Java 2
    ITC539 Android App Development
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    ITC558 Programming Principles
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC563 IT Management Issues
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    ITC572 Software Defined Networking
    ITC593 Network Security
    ITC595 Information Security
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    ITC597 Digital Forensics
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing
    Enrolment pattern

    There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students' enrolment patterns will depend upon their choice of subjects, the prerequisite needs of subjects and the session of availability of subjects.

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to a number of Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOBII
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBII

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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  • About the School
    School of Computing and Mathematics

    The School of Computing and Mathematics is a cross-campus School, based at the Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga campuses, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees online. The School has strong external research and consultancy links, creating a range of opportunities for students to mix their study with interesting research projects. The School of Computing and Mathematics has an excellent national reputation, with a research profile that is ranked at world level according to the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. In addition, the School was recently ranked by University Reviews as offering one of the top two computer science courses in Australia for 2016. The focus of teaching and research is on practical applications of information and communication technology, mathematics and statistics to applied problems in industry, the environment and business.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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