Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management bridges the gap between your existing technology knowledge and managerial capabilities. It covers core and compulsory units of the Master of Information Technology Management, but allows you to choose electives and shape your Graduate Diploma to your interests or career aspirations.

IT systems management and design, data management and emerging technology units are complemented by a solid grounding in business – for example project management and leadership. Graduate in as few as eight months or continue on and complete your Master of Information Technology Management at a later stage, with advanced standing.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

Our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is comprised of a wide range of units, covering all aspects of information technology, business, as well as subjects that allow you to understand the bridge between these two fields.

This enables you to develop a vast range of knowledge, and gives you the best chance at successfully managing a team once you graduate.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesis a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.


Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from an information technology management perspective.

Ethical practice

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Analyse and compare challenging ethical issues within a professional context.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in specialised information technology areas.

Apply and integrate research methods and principles to complex management situations.

Lifelong learning

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from the information technology discipline by showing intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver advanced discipline advice, knowledge and ideas using oral and written techniques for a business or public audience.

Demonstrate leadership,professional behaviour and ability to participate in a professional team.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Course overview

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Domestic duration

16 months part-time

International duration

16 months full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management students must complete 96 credit points, comprising:

  • 6 core units, and
  • 24 credit points from either business administration electives, or project management electives.

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management after completing 48 credit points as specified in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management course structure.


Note 1: Students may substitute MNG91215 - Organisational Change and Development (Online)