AD006 - Associate Degree in Information Technology

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Plan: AD006P11 - Associate Degree in Information Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Associate Degree in Information Technology
Award abbreviation: AssocDegIT
Total credit points: 192
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years full time or 4 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 029900
CRICOS code: 071307D

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Purpose of the Program

The principal objective of this program is to create highly employable graduates, capable of working in the ICT field across the spectrum of the ICT industry. The program is designed to prepare ICT students for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes that will be of on-going benefit to themselves, industry and society as a whole.

The ICT industry is highly diversified and graduates from this program will be able to work in all areas of the ICT industry. 

Students will gain the practical and theoretical skills required to enter the computer industry through a blend of theory and hands-on subjects in hardware and software, UNIX, networking, database concepts, virtualisation and java programming. Students learn to solve practical problems with laboratory work as a major component. 

This program will be delivered face-to-face and Lab work is a major component, with learning activities focused on practical application of technical skills.

Industry relevant, required and recognised vocational units equip graduates for today's industry demand.

The program as a whole has a real world focus with a problem/project based active learning approach. 

In the first year of this program you will be introduced to a wide range of Information Technology industry areas including computer technology, programming, web and networking. In the second year of this program builds on the knowledge gained from first year to industry level requirements with additional electives to facilitate student preferences in the Information Technology sector

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses

Virtualisation INTE2507  (simulated industry project)

This program is also provides a pathway for graduates into the relevant bachelor degree programs;

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you, on graduating from an RMIT program, to apply for credit towards a higher level RMIT qualification.  If you have  completed this program (AD006, the Associate Degree in Information Technology), the following information applies:
- If you are applying for BP162OPN9, RMIT’s Bachelor of Information Technology and you have a GPA of 2 or greater from your AD006 studies, you will have guaranteed entry to BP162OPN9 and you will be able to claim 192 credit points on the basis of courses that you have already completed.  For the list of courses for which you can claim credit transfer and other details, refer to the program guide for BP162OPN9 in the RMIT Handbook.
- If you are applying for BP232P7, RMIT’s Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) and you have a GPA of 2 or greater from your AD006 studies, you will have guaranteed entry to BP232P7 and you will be able to claim 192 credit points on the basis of courses that you have already completed.  For the list of courses for which you can claim credit transfer and other details, refer to the program guide for BP232P7 in the RMIT Handbook.

Note:  While you can articulate into these 3-year full-time bachelor degree programs with either 192 credit points (equivalent to two years full-time) of credit or 96 credit points (equivalent to one year full-time) of credit, you might not be able to complete the bachelor degree program that you enter in the minimum time due to the availability and sequencing of some Major Electives, and on the semester (March or July) in which you articulate into the bachelor degree program.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any).

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.0, with no band below 5.5; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.


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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Information Technology may be eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at the Provisional Associate (AACS Prov) grade. If you complete two years of relevant industry experience in information technology you may be eligible for membership at Associate (AACS) grade. In addition, full-time students are eligible to apply for Student membership of the Society.

For more information regarding ACS Membership click here

The program is connected to industry though the AD006 Program Advisory Committee and through Schools extensive relationships with the IT industry.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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