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Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology

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This Graduate Certificate helps you meet the English language requirements to enter the QUT Master of Information Technology program.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
IN17, 086328J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

This course is intended primarily as a pathway for international students who want to study Master of Information Technology (IN20) or Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21) program but have not met the English language requirements for direct entry. Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist information technology discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy.

You will be studying two Communication units at the QUT International College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two IT major units at the faculty from one of the following majors: Business Process Management, Computer Science, Data Science, Enterprise Systems, User Experience, Information Management, Networks, or Security. This Graduate Certificate in Communication will provide students with the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Master of Information Technology with 1 semester of advanced standing.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).
Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • Units which aim to develop academic literacies, specifically English language proficiency
  • Peer-to-peer and team-based learning, including workshops
  • Demonstration-style lectures: problem solving with guidance
  • Practical computer-based activities focusing on designing and building IT artefacts and critically reflecting on the underlying process
  • Authentic assessment activities like case studies, projects, and problem-solving tasks that are directly relevant to real-world IT research and practice.

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

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