Diploma of Information Technology

A Diploma of Information Technology at the RMIT University in Australia allows a student to apply IT skills to a business context by learning about programming (with Java), web development (PHP and content management systems), operating systems, networking and databases including database modelling and implementation, relational databases and SQL. They gain project management experience and learn techniques through your work on industry projects with actual clients.
Learning and teaching:
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal. On going assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
Program structure:
You’ll focus on website design, software development, database design, operating systems and networking.
The Diploma of Information Technology combines core courses and electives:
• 4 common core courses
• 16 elective courses chosen from the following areas:
o databases
o networking
o programming
o project management
o website development.

IT professionals have excellent opportunities to advance and/or specialise in a wide range of technologies. Due to the high rate of change in industry, you should be prepared to continue training throughout your career.
Graduates work in:
• IT project management
• software development
• database development
• networking
• web development
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Society has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. Graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status to gain global recognition as an ICT professional. The duration of this diploma in information technology to be a certified professional is either a one year full-time study or part-time is also available.

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