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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis)
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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

Micro units (6 credit points per micro unit)

Computer Systems Fundamentals

Systems Analysis and Design

Introduction to Security and Networking


Introduction to Programming

Object Oriented Programming

Rapid Web Development

Management Information Systems

Core units

Enterprise Systems Lifecycle Management

Advanced Business Analysis

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Foundations of Decision Science


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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

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

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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