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A snapshot of postgraduate courses as supplied by deadlineQld University of Technology Masters of Information Technology (Professional)The Master of Information Technology (Professional) has been specifically designed for IT professionals with a minimum of two years working experience. The program offers students the option to study modules in SAP, information security and software engineering.

This Web-based course offers flexibility in both course structure and information delivery, and incorporates work-based problems into the curriculum. Students can choose to study the standard Masters option of 12 subjects (144 credit points) completed over six semesters - flexible/external (three years), or two Graduate Certificates in Information Technology (four subjects of 12 credit point units) followed by a further 48 credit points to complete the masters. The graduate certificates offer specialisations in enterprise-wide software (focusing on SAP), information security and software engineering.

The second option offers students the opportunity to undertake small packages of study (four subjects) on a self-paced basis while working towards the masters. Alternatively, the graduate certificates can be completed as stand-alone qualifications.

Pricing: Australian residents: $1200 per subject, international students: $1500 per subject.

Contact: (07) 3864 2782

Melbourne University

Master of Information Systems

Master of Information Systems is an advanced coursework program for IT professionals with a degree in information systems (or equivalent) and at least one year relevant work experience. It is designed to provide students with knowledge in electronic commerce, interaction design and usability, knowledge management, data warehousing, and enterprise systems. To complete the course, students must complete 12 coursework subjects. Students construct their course by selecting from available elective subjects. Subjects are offered in the evening and in block mode to suit both part-time and full-time study. The course may be completed in three semesters full-time and six semesters part-time. Students may choose to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing four subjects, or with a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems after completing eight subjects.

Pricing: $12,000 for fee-paying Australian residents ($1000 per subject)Contact: (03) 8344 University of New South WalesInformation Systems and Management is a specialisation within the Master of Commerce (12 courses, with up to four exemptions), Graduate Diploma in Commerce (six courses) and Graduate Certificate in Commerce (four courses). These flexible degree structures allow students to design their own program of study in the areas of information systems, technology and management. Information systems and technology covers systems analysis and design, data management, telecommunications, computer processing, e-commerce, EDP, audit, management of information systems and applied expert systems within business. Information management covers how people create, seek, find, categorise, represent, evaluate, use and store information. More than 30 courses are offered in this business discipline, plus they can be combined with courses from other business disciplines such as accounting, business law, finance, employment relations, international business, marketing, organisation and management studies and taxation.

Pricing: Fees for 2001 - $1800 per course for Australian residents and $2500 for international studentsContact: +61 (2) 9385 of Business and Technology (MBT) is a business Masters degree from UNSW. The MBT provides the opportunity to study business and technology in a combination of courses to suit the work environment and career path. The aim is to combine the latest management skills and insights with an understanding of how to use technology to its full potential so that managers - and prospective managers - can access mid-career learning to suit work schedules, travel and personal commitments in a flexible program.

Pricing: $1800 per course x 12 courses

Contact: (02) 9385 6774

University of New England

UNE offers Graduate Certificate (four subjects), Graduate Diploma (eight subjects) courses in Computer Science and IT and a Master in Computer Studies (12 subjects). The postgraduate program is available on-campus, externally and online. Computer Science requires a C++ programming background but preliminary units are available. Admission requires either a Bachelor degree in IT/Computer Science or extensive IT industry experience (which must be proved). Applications open all year, studies start in February and July. All courses are internationally recognised.

Pricing: All courses are HECS-liable ($2507 to $7523 total (2001 rates) or full-fee ($3360 to $10,080) according to preference.

Contact: (02) 6773 2972/2973

University of Sydney

Graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters in Design Computing or Digital Media. This program provides a broad exposure to the various aspects of design computing, giving the design professional and the computing consultant a comprehensive and strategic view of the applications of computing to design. Graduates from the design computing program move into architectural, engineering, and design companies that require strategic developments in their use of computing. Many students attend this program or individual units of study while continuing full-time employment in a computer-related field to gain knowledge of the latest techniques available to the design profession.

Pricing: local residents: $5280, $10,560, $15,840. International: $6600, $13,200, $19,800Contact: (02) 9351 Faculty of Information TechnologyThe University of Technology Sydney (UTS) offers a postgraduate degree which covers programs in advanced technical skills and IT management. Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor's degree and/or appropriate professional IT experience. Programs are available on a part-time basis.

IT Management Program - skills to accelerate progress towards a senior IT management career. Internetworking - networking and internetworking programs are run in conjunction with the UTS/Cisco Local Network Academy.

Interactive Multi Media covers multimedia communication technologies. MSc (Computing Science) - covers technical expertise in specialties.

Pricing: Fees for 2001 are approximate. Graduate Certificate $6000; Graduate Diploma $12,500; Master's Degree $18,000.

Contact: (02) 9514 1803

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University of Western Sydney

Master of Information Technology; one year full time, two years part time.

Master of IT (Web engineering and design) one year full time, two years part timeUniversity of Southern QueenslandMaster of Business Information Technology, two years full time, four years part timeCentral Queensland UniversityGraduate Certificate of E-commerce, six months full timeGraduate Diploma of E-commerc, one year full time, 2 years part timeFor more details see Computerworld's training and education site at sector coursesAlstom Learning CentreAlstom Learning Centre is a national Citrix authorised learning centre offering Citrix technical and sales training courses.

Courses include the 'Certified Administrator' (CCA) and 'Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator' (CCEA) Pricing: on application.

Contact: 1800 339 457

Terasys IT Training Services

Terasys IT Training Services can offer a range of training packages. The 10-day instructor-led Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional MCP Certification enables students to gain their certification and to practice installation, administration and troubleshooting at a hands-on level. The applied training encourages use of the student's initiative and enhances step-by-step problem-solving capabilities.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional MCP, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 MCP and Novell NetWare 5 Administration CNA 10-day courses are available in December and January; course schedule available on Web site.

Pricing: $2480 inclusive GST and course materialContact: 1300 785 ExecuTrain Virtual CampusExecuTrain delivers more than 700 business and technical courses via the Web through ExecuTrain Virtual Campus powered by Element K. These courses range from Microsoft and Cisco certifications, Linux, Web development and concepts through to business studies. The online service includes mentoring, online books, chat rooms, seminars, coaching, lab and case studies, student union, resource centre and student resources; all are supported 24x7.

This virtual campus is a useful resource for postgraduate students wanting to develop practical skills that are in demand whilst they are studying. To make it easier ExecuTrain and Prometric have combined to provide the HECS of online training, namely a training funds programs whereby students can borrow the money online to do the courses with ExecuTrain.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9966 1411

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