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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.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I qualification regulations, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences prior to 1 January 2020 may substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses at the same level in the same schedule. For students completing without an endorsement, the course or courses that are substituted may be from any part of the qualification schedule. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences

Endorsements

Computer Science (75 credits)

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits

159.794 Project 15 credits

159.795 Project 15 credits

Information Technology (75 credits)

158.736 Advanced Machine Learning 15 credits

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

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits
R 157.757

158.780 Information Technology Project Part 1 15 credits

158.781 Information Technology Project Part 2 15 credits
P 158.780

Including no more than 30 credits from

157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157.711, 157.733 and 158.759.

157.747 Advanced Study in Technology Project Management 30 credits

157.748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157.216

157.749 Technology Innovation Management 30 credits

Software Engineering (120 credits)

Software Engineering

Computer Science component (60 credits from)

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 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

158.750 Information Sciences Research Methods 15 credits
R 157.750

158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits
R 157.757

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156.741, 115.104, 115.116

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