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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences
PGDipInfSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Information Sciences, or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) 120 credits at 700 level selected from the Schedule for the Qualification;

and including:

(b) attending workshops, block courses, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences may be awarded with or without an endorsement.

4. Candidates may complete an endorsement by successfully completing at least 75 credits in an endorsement.

5. Approved subject endorsements are Computer Science and Information Technology.

6. Approved Joint Subject endorsement is Software Engineering.

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences

Endorsements

Computer Science (75 credits)

75 credits from

159.702 Knowledge Engineering 15 credits  
159.703 Advanced Computer Systems 15 credits  
159.704 Systems Programming 15 credits  
159.707 Advanced Software Design and Construction 15 credits  
159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits  
159.710 User Interface Design 15 credits  
159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits  
159.732 Studies in Computer Programming 15 credits  
159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits  
159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits  
159.737 Studies in Compilers and Grammars 15 credits  
159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits  
159.794 Project 15 credits  
159.795 Project 15 credits  

Information Technology (75 credits)

75 credits from

158.738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security 15 credits R 157.738
158.740 Geoinformatics 15 credits  
158.750 Information Sciences Research Methods 15 credits R 157.750
158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits  
158.752 Agile Software Engineering 15 credits  
158.753 Software Development Paradigms 15 credits  
158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits  
158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits R 157.757
158.758 Mobile Systems Development 15 credits R 157.758
158.762 Software Quality and Reliability 15 credits R 157.762
158.780 Information Technology Project Part 1 15 credits  
158.781 Information Technology Project Part 2 15 credits P 158.780

Software Engineering (120 credits)

Computer Science component (60 credits from)

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits  
159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits  
159.732 Studies in Computer Programming 15 credits  
159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits  
159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits  
159.737 Studies in Compilers and Grammars 15 credits  
159.794 Project 15 credits  
159.795 Project 15 credits  

Information Technology component (60 credits from)

158.738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security 15 credits R 157.738
158.740 Geoinformatics 15 credits  
158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits  
158.752 Agile Software Engineering 15 credits  
158.753 Software Development Paradigms 15 credits  
158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits  
158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits R 157.757
158.758 Mobile Systems Development 15 credits R 157.758
158.762 Software Quality and Reliability 15 credits R 157.762

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits R 152.200, 152.300
152.752 Project Management 30 credits  
156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits R 156.741, 115.104, 115.116
157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits R 157.711, 157.733 and 158.759

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