GD160 - Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture

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Plan: GD160 - Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture
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: Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture
Award abbreviation: GradDipEntArch
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two semesters full time; four semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 020305
CRICOS code: 055772A

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture is embedded within the Master of Enterprise Architecture program. It is designed for IT professionals with significant relevant work experience with a minimum of 3 years full-time senior management experience. The work experience criterion is a mandatory pre-requisite for the program. You should be able to provide evidence of management experience, performance management of staff and budget responsibility.

GD160 - Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture is an exit award within MC152- Master of Enterprise Architecture program. Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture. 

The overall purpose of the program is to develop the knowledge and skills essential for the role of enterprise architect, that is, to enable you to:

  • analyse an enterprise or organisation in order to understand its business strategy and corresponding required IT offerings;
  • design cost-effective Enterprise IT strategy, architectures and systems, drawing on an understanding of business strategy, to assist in achieving the business goals of the Enterprise; 
  • develop and maintain an enterprise architecture for an organization, taking into account its strategic plan, current IT portfolio and key business and ICT industry drivers and technologies, including hardware and software standards;
  • communicate an enterprise architecture to the organisation and oversee its implementation, including how an enterprise architecture supports the organisation’s strategic IT objectives and plans, to influence both IT and business audiences;
  • develop the required governance for successful enterprise architecture development and adoption within organisations to support business and technology strategy.

The program is designed in such a way that approximately 60% of the program is delivered face-to-face, whilst the remainder is online. The two MBA Electives are entirely online. The other courses are conducted in blended mode, such as face-to-face, online and intensive workshops. Specific details will be made available to you at commencement of the program.

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Articulation and pathways


There is no direct entry to this program. It is an exit-only award.


Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture will receive 96 credit points towards the Master of Enterprise Architecture MC152P16.

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Entrance requirements

This program is not available for direct entry. Entry to this program is via MC152 Master of Enterprise Architecture.

Students in the MC152 program who wish to exit the Masters before completion, may be eligible to take out the intermediary award of GD160 Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture.

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Computer Science and Information Technology has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Committee and those and others with Enterprise Architecture expertise have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers. The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of the program, the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

Successful completion of this program entitles graduates to apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society in Australia: 


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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

Resources available from the Library
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 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 students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: including specific resources for computer science:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT

The School of Computer Science and Information Technology also provides you with access to its specialised computer laboratories both for use during scheduled classes and outside scheduled class times. These laboratories provide access to a range of computer environments including a variety of database products under different operating systems.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.You can find more information at;ID=b3mism7rz4jd


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