The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology has been designed for students wishing to gain expert knowledge in the subject. The course covers a wide range of IT subjects, which can be viewed the unit descriptions below.
9-12 month course.
Progression routes to an Msc in Information Technology at various Universities are currently being arranged.
Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology should expect to take a role of a senior IT manager
Total Credit for the course is 120 and it has 1200 learning hours.
The students will receive two overall marks one for the unit coursework and another for the end of the term exam.
Students will need to pass every unit to gain the qualification. There will be an exam and assignments for units. Students will have to pass both sections (assignments and exams).
For the Unit/exam/course work section the marks will be divided up as follows.
For the final exam - This will be based on a case study with questions covering all units. (Marked based on 100 percent and weighted down to 20 percent for assignments, 10% for practicals and 70 percent for the final exam per unit.
Minimum passing mark is 50% for all units.
A 3 year bachelors degree or 3 year diploma is the entry requirement for this course, however ATHE will consider students that are over the age of 24 and have at least four years relevant IT experience. Students must also have a reasonable level of IT academic knowledge.
Students need to be fluent in English unless course is undertaken in a country where English is not the spoken or first language.
Four mandatory units:
Unit 1 – Operating Systems.
Unit 2 – Software Engineering.
Unit 3 - Database Management System.
Unit 4 - Programming and Data Structure.
Plus any 2 optional units below:
Unit 5 – Algorithm Analysis and Design.
Unit 6 - Data Communication and Networking.
Unit 7 - Software Project Management.
Unit 8 - Internet Programming.