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Diploma of Information Technology

Digital is the way of the future.

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I got to learn other specifics of Information Technology like web design, programming, and information systems before I choose a major, so I’ve got more skills up my sleeve.

Sisilia Anastasia Howie,
Diploma of Information Technology

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Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3

Location

Mt Gravatt

Information Technology overview

The Diploma of Information Technology is structured to provide a broad understanding of all aspects of IT in preparation for further studies in computer programming, database administration, information systems, interactive web development, software development and systems design.

You will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to progress to your degree, including creditable industry placements and the opportunity to join the App Factory – an IT development platform for start-ups.

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I’m really glad I chose Griffith College, as it has prepared me for going to university with the different class sizes.

Sisilia Anastasia Howie,
Diploma of Information Technology

Where could this diploma take me?

With a Diploma of Information Technology from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Information Technology analysis and project management
  • Network design and support
  • Software acquisition and integration
  • Information Systems architecture design and management
  • Games design and development
  • Programming and app development
  • Maintenance and support
  • Systems security
  • Database development
  • Interactive media designer

Sample program structure

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

First trimester

1001ICT - Programming 1

This course is the first programming course students encounter in the Diploma of Information Technology. The course introduces modern programming concepts and techniques and provides a foundation for subsequent programming courses within the Diploma of Information Technology. You will learn how to code in a creative context, utilising a practical and hands-on approach, producing generative art, data visualisations, and interactive interfaces.

Assessment plan:

  1. Weekly activity (20%)
  2. Quiz 1 (10%)
  3. Quiz 2 (10%)
  4. Assignment 1 (30%)
  5. Assignment 2 (30%)
1020QBT - Academic & Professional Skills Develop for Science & Technology

The course offers students a broad introduction to the skills involved in acquiring information and in displaying knowledge to others. It includes the basic knowledge skills required to successfully participate in an undergraduate degree program and to operate effectively in a professional context.

Assessment plan:

  1. SWOT Analysis and Critical Reflection (25%)
  2. Team Presentation (30%)
  3. Report (45%)
1004ITF - Information Technology Fundamentals

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop core professional skills required to complete their IT degree, gain practical experience and develop insights into the IT industry. The course guides students using several modes including: Problem-, Project- and Experiential-Based Learning. Students learn by undertaking a project using commercial methods and practices. The course provides basic techniques in the use of software tools for preparation of documentation needed for their project. Preparations for oral and written communications also form major components of the course.

Assessment plan:

  1. In-class “Writing Skills” (3 x 5%=15%)
  2. Individual Project Presentations (10%)
  3. ePortfolio Professional Development Planning (25%)
  4. Project Reporting (50%)
1621ICT - Web Design & Development

This course builds an understanding of interactive technology applications, and production considerations. The course places an emphasis on the World Wide Web (including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP) and provides the tools, both practical and conceptual, with which to produce and evaluate Web-based multimedia works.

Assessment plan:

  1. Workshop 1-4 (5% x 4 = 20%)
  2. Quiz 1 (5%)
  3. Quiz 2 (5%)
  4. Project: website planning document (10%)
  5. Project: Website implementation (20%)
  6. Final exam (40%)

Second trimester

1802ICT - Software Development

This course will provide you, as a future business analyst and Information Technology (IT) / Computer Science (CS) professional, with software development and acquisition competencies that will underpin your entire career. You will learn how to plan the development of an information system, analyse and discover requirements, and select optimal design solutions. You will manage the system development processes by adopting an Agile methodology, which is currently a popular project management approach used in industry for software development.

Assessment plan:

  1. Weekly activities (20%)
  2. Quiz 1-3 (3 x 10% = 30%)
  3. Assignment (50%)
1007ICT - Introduction to Computer Systems Networks

This course introduces the underlying structures and mechanisms of modern computer systems and networks. IT professionals, whether involved in software or hardware development, information systems development or management, need to have a fundamental understanding of the basic architecture and operation of a computer
system. This course provides an overview of the hardware, software and network technologies that define modern computer systems. Knowledge developed in this course assists in the application of computing technologies to solve real world problems.

Assessment plan:

  1. Lab 1-4 (2% x 4 = 8%)
  2. Lab 5-8 (3% x 4 = 12%)
  3. Mini Test 1-2 (5% x 2 = 10%)
  4. Project: fetch-decodeexecute cycle (20%)
  5. Final Exam: all topics (50%)
1805ICT - Human Computer Interaction

This course is a first-year course which provides an introduction to the principles and practices of effective Human Computer Interaction. We will explore the origins of HCI and the theories and frameworks that form the fundamentals of the discipline. We will then look at the practical tools and techniques that you can use to develop technology that embodies best practice in HCI – a positive user experience, and a high level of usability within your technology. You will have the opportunity to apply HCI practices to a ‘real world’ problem and develop a design brief for a client. You will also learn how to apply these practices to different problem situations and various technology contexts, including emerging technologies.

Assessment plan:

  1. Portfolio – evidence Design Portfolio Stages 1 and 2 (25% x 2 = 50%)
  2. Assignment – Written Assignment Design Work (30%)
  3. Assignment – practical/laboratory/clinical Design Challenge (20%)
1410ICT - Introduction to Information Systems

This course introduces students to the concepts of information, information systems, and value generated from these systems. In this course, students will explore ways in which information systems are now critically important for managing business activities and relationships with customers and suppliers.

Assessment plan:

  1. In-class/online Quiz (5%)
  2. Two assessed learning activities (10%)
  3. Assessed learning activity (5%)
  4. Practice-based assignment (40%)
  5. Exam – constructed response (40%)

Find out more: Current program structure


Pathways to a Griffith University Information Technology Degree

Domestic students
International students

Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3

Location

Mt Gravatt
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