Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (PGD)

To study the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT you will need to have achieved, or been made exempt from, the Certificate in IT and appropriate Diploma in IT level modules.

You choose four of the following modules:

  • Advanced database management systems
  • Management information systems
  • Software engineering (part 2)
  • Computer services management
  • Knowledge based systems
  • Network information systems
  • Programming paradigms
  • Realising the user interface
  • System design methods
  • Web engineering
  • IT and the environment

Professional Graduate Diploma syllabus

A minimum of 250 hours of study is recommended for each module. The course culminates in a three-hour written exam covering all four chosen modules. Practical experience is required to answer some parts of the exam.

Professional IT project
To complete the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, you will also need to complete a professional IT project. The project is the academic equivalent of a university honours degree project in England and has a recommended minimum study time of 300 hours.

Successful completion of the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, with project, enables you to apply for selected postgraduate courses at university and means you are eligible to apply for Professional (MBCS) membership of the Institute.

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