Graduate Certificate in Application Development

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 2 locations

Study mode
Attendance, Online
Duration
0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$14000 Fee-paying

Start dates
Semester 1 - February , Semester 2 - Not on offer

Overview

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The Graduate Certificate in Application Development provides you with advanced knowledge in producing industry-strength software applications. You’ll be introduced to multiple programming languages and software tools, fundamental data structures and algorithms and taught the techniques to design, create and test interactive desktop, web and mobile applications. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals.

Graduate with full-stack application programming and development skills and be ready to step straight into the industry or continue on the pathway to a Master of Information Technology. Units from this course can also count towards an application development specialisation in the MBA.

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Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • full stack development
  • web development
  • mobile development
  • software development
  • programming

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Application Development, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1

ITEC617 Data and Information Management

ITEC618 Programming Concepts

ITEC627 Advanced Programming Concepts

ITEC637 Web and Mobile Application Development

This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
  2. At least two years’ industry experience in a relevant role.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Pathways

Further study

The Graduate Certificate in Application Development articulates into the Master of Information Technology.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$14000 Fee-paying

* indicative only.

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.

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Scholarships

You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.

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How to apply

Domestic applicants

Direct application

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Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

 

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