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Acquire analytical skills that shine a spotlight on business inefficiencies, and propose ICT-centric solutions

The Graduate Diploma in IT (Business Analysis) is an ideal way for professionals coming from a background other than IT to gain foundational knowledege in Information Technology, with a particular focus on how ICT supports Business Analysis. If, however, you are an existing IT professional and wish to develop skills in business analysis, the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis will help you specialise.

You will gain the specialist skills you need to shine a spotlight on business inefficiencies and propose ICT-centric solutions that optimise business best practice and procedural functionality.

ICT business analysts with digitally-fluent ICT skills are an asset to any organisation, particularly as digital technologies become increasingly prevalent in the workplace. A proficient business analyst will find dynamic ICT solutions to analyse and refine business processes and work practices.

The number of professionals working in the industry is expected to grow from 23,800 in 2018 to 26,100 by 2023, with an anticipated 12,000 job openings nation-wide during this time period. The average weekly salary of $2,274 is also significantly higher than the all-jobs average of $1,460.

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Entry Criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis) with the following:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant area, and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course Units

CORE MICRO UNITS

You must complete the following units.

CORE STANDARD UNITS

You must complete the following units.

ELECTIVE UNITS

You must complete two of these units.

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Build your digital portfolio

Your Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis) will introduce you to a variety of new and crucial digital tools used within the IT industry. Your coursework is specifically tailored to enhance your digital literacy skills with these tools so that you can build an impressive portfolio by the time you graduate.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform that is used for virtual computing, analytics, storage, networking and much more. Azure is comprised of more than 200 products and cloud services, and is fast becoming a central platform for industries to innovate their technological capabilities, including healthcare, financial services and banking, manufacturing, gaming, retail and government.

Tableau

Tableau is the market-leading analytics platform that transforms the way we use data to solve real-world issues. The platform is the top choice for modern business intelligence and helps organisations visualise data and share insights that make real, impactful change. It’s used by influential companies such as Lenovo and Lufthansa Airlines.

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is an intelligent diagramming application that allows teams to work together on shared projects. The application allows you to draw plans and create flowcharts and diagrams, and also offers businesses a secure way to store, plan, collaborate and visualise data all in one place. It’s popular among companies such as Google, Amazon and Atlassian.

Draw.io

Draw.io allows you to easily create, edit and style diagrams using an intuitive interface. The open-source, cross-platform software enables collaboration on diagrams and whiteboards, and offers unique features like real-time Confluence-native collaborative editing.

Signavio

Signavio offers intuitive, cloud-based, professional process modelling and allows businesses to document, model, design and simulate workplace processes. The platform helps you to speed up process modelling and determine how certain changes will impact process outcomes.

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a central technology used to build websites. HTML allows you to organise the structure of a page forms an essential foundation of your web development skills. It is used across websites world-wide.

CSS

Like HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is another primary technology used to build websites. CSS helps you create the layout of a web page. CSS forms an essential foundation of your web development skills and is used across websites world-wide.

Python

Python is a versatile computer programming language that is commonly used for machine learning, building websites and software, automating tasks, and conducting data analysis. Python is one of the most well-known programming languages for software developers and data scientists around the world. Most modern tech companies rely on Python every day, including Instagram, Google, Spotify and Netflix.

UML

Unified Modelling Language (UML) is a developmental modelling language used by software developers to visualise and design new systems. UML is used in various fields and is useful to help a team visualise projects from start to finish.

Oracle Database

The Oracle Database is the first converged, multi-modal database management system designed for enterprise grid computing. It’s used to store and retrieve data and is key to running online transaction processing and solving common issues for information management.

Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive development environment for notebooks, code and data. It has a flexible interface that allows you to configure and arrange workflows in data science, scientific computing, computational journalism and machine learning. Jupyter Notebooks is used by large companies such as Trivago, Delivery Hero and Yelp.

Anaconda

Anaconda is a distribution of the Python and R programming languages for data science and machine learning that simplifies package management and deployment. With thousands of open-source packages and libraries, it is very popular among modern programmers.

SQLite

SQLite (Structured Query Language) is the most used database engine in the world. SQL codes are built into most mobile phones, computers and applications and are used by several large-scale companies around the world, including Adobe, Airbus, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub for modern businesses across the world. It’s been central to workplaces adapting to hybrid work environments and allows you to collaborate, meet and share files at a click of the button. By familiarising yourself with Microsoft Teams early on, you’ll be setting yourself up for success as you enter the workforce.

Support

Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

Implement integrated software and application solutions that solve organisational ICT-related problems.

ICT Business Analyst

Analyse and evaluate existing business practices, and develop ICT-centric insights that lead to innovative solutions and business optimisation.

Technical Business Analyst

Support business transformation in a cross-functional role that involves administrative duties, data analytics, and overseeing the implementation of new ICT projects and processes.

Network Analyst

Provide technical support for and monitor organisational computer networks, and oversee general refinement and network improvements.

Learning at QUT Online

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Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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