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As part of the Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates Package you can now study an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology short course at UTS College and the government will cover part of your course fees. Plus, you can study now and pay later with HECS-HELP (if eligible). Apply now to take advantage of this special offer. 

Course description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology will introduce you to information systems and web systems, programming, and technical communication at the tertiary level. You’ll learn foundational skills and knowledge in computing and information technology, including:

  • programming, the internet and web applications
  • systems development methodologies and concepts
  • information systems and ethics in the business environment
  • how to communicate in the field of information technology.


This course prepares you for entry level employment in the fields of information technology and computer science, professional upskilling or continuing to further studies. You’ll also receive 24 credit points toward the Diploma of Information Technology at UTS College and a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Games Development, or Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) at UTS.

What you will learn

On completing this course, you’ll have:

  • designed and developed simple software systems   
  • developed skills in scripting and building web pages 
  • developed skills in oral, written, visual, and digital technical communication
  • theoretical and practical knowledge of information systems used in 21st century business.

Subjects

Course code: IITC001

Students are introduced to the basic principles of technical communication and practise the language and study skills required for undergraduate study in Engineering and IT. Students have opportunities to understand and appreciate the communication requirements of the profession, and to develop skills in oral, written, visual, and digital technical communication, essential to succeed in increasingly globalised electronic communication environments.

Course code: IIIS001

Students learn about the information systems which form the foundation of conducting business in the 21st century. Key concepts include how information systems support organisations and add business value, the importance of stakeholders and users in information systems, systems development methodologies, collaborative work processes, teamwork and usability evaluation.

Course code: IPRG001

This subject provides basic skills in Java programming and software design. It covers the topics of data flow, control flow, arrays, debugging, and testing. The subject teaches and illustrates a design process using a set of design notations and design rules, and shows how to develop a correct, readable, and reusable solution from a problem specification.

Course code: IWBS001

This subject introduces the computer as a component of the internet to enable students to understand the use of a computer in a distributed environment. Students develop scripting skills, such as using the command line interface of UNIX and building websites. Some fundamental computing theory is introduced.

Contact hours

For each subject, you can expect:
 
  • four hours per week of face-to-face classes (held Live Online)
  • approximately six hours per week for independent study, assessment tasks and assignments.

Entry requirements

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • completed Year 12 qualifications (HSC or equivalent) two or more years ago
  • achieved a 75% average HSC subject mark (based on English PLUS three best board-developed courses)
  • are at least 18 years old and an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident (PR) visa holder.


You’ll need to submit a short personal statement (no more than two A4 pages) which covers your work and life experience, HSC results, and any post-secondary studies (e.g. TAFE, VET, Uni) you have completed. All certificates, including course results and proof of citizenship or residency, must be certified.

Requirements for completion

To be awarded an undergraduate certificate, you must complete, and pass, all units of the program. You must complete your studies and be awarded the certificate by the end of 2021.

Recognition of prior learning

On successful completion of the undergraduate certificate, you’ll receive 24 credit points (cps) as Recognition of Prior Learning toward the Diploma of Information Technology at UTS College.

FAQs

Questions? See our FAQs or contact us on 1800 896 994 (within Australia).

Testimonials

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<strong>Christine Lau</strong>, IT student, UTS College Diploma of IT graduate, UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate, now working full-time in IT as a Support Analyst

Christine Lau, IT student, UTS College Diploma of IT graduate, UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate, now working full-time in IT as a Support Analyst

"At UTS College, I found out that IT was even better than I expected. It’s not just sitting at a computer and coding. You learn to communicate with others, you draw diagrams, you learn about business requirements and how to help people improve their software. It’s interesting. I found my passion."

<strong>Vito Harlyanto</strong>, IT student, UTS College Diploma of IT graduate, now studying a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at UTS

Vito Harlyanto, IT student, UTS College Diploma of IT graduate, now studying a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at UTS

"I think what I love is the fact that IT is ever-changing - always evolving. Every time you came to class, you’d learn new things you didn’t know before. The lecturers and tutors at UTS College were always updating themselves with the newest technology or information."

<strong>Cade Kousal</strong>, IT student, 2021 Dean’s Merit Award winner, current UTS College Diploma of IT student

Cade Kousal, IT student, 2021 Dean’s Merit Award winner, current UTS College Diploma of IT student

"UTS College is giving me pathway to UTS so I can get my degree and do what I want in life. It’s enabling me. I’m learning technical skills like programming, but I also feel that my writing is a lot better now too. It’s not all just technical skills."

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