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Create the digital career you've always wanted with a postgraduate IT degree from Charles Darwin University.

We offer postgraduate ICT courses in data science, cyber security, information systems and software engineering online, on campus, part time or full time, so you can study when, where and how it suits you. Plus, our degrees are accredited by the Australian Computer Society, so you know your qualifications will be recognised nationwide.

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Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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Choose CDU for postgraduate IT courses

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in computing and information technology

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

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Why study a postgraduate degree in IT and network engineering?

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Complement your current skill set with a postgraduate qualification in data science, cyber security, software engineering and information systems, all in-demand areas within the industry.

In a digital economy, data is crucial. It is the foundation for an organisation's innovation, growth and success. As a result, data science is a now a highly valuable, sought-after skill. The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute's Data Science Review 2023 found that there is unmet demand for competent data scientists and the market is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Data science is also ranked in the top five highest paying and in-demand occupations.

To protect this valuable data, there is growing demand for highly skilled cyber security experts. Technology-related crime is on the rise as businesses, governments and even everyday Australians face threats from hackers. Similarly to data science, cyber security is an ideal field of specialisation to future-proof your career. 

As our dependence on technology grows stronger, job opportunities will continue to flourish in this space.

Online postgraduate courses in IT and network engineering

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Empower yourself when you study any of our postgraduate IT and network engineering degrees. Choose to study on campus or online from anywhere in Australia. Select the study mode which suits you best, part-time or full-time, with the flexibility to switch between modes when your circumstances change. 

As a postgraduate information technology student learning online, you'll have access to our easy-to-use digital learning platform, known as Learnline. Here you'll find recorded and live-streamed lectures, study materials, and spaces to collaborate and connect with your peers and teachers. CDU offers 24/7 academic and tech support to ensure our online postgrad students feel just as supported as those who study on campus. 

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Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in IT and network engineering

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In an ever-changing and increasingly fast-paced tech landscape, updating and enhancing your technical expertise can keep you ahead of the game. Develop specialist knowledge to set your CV apart with CDU's postgraduate IT courses. 

Whether you want to venture into a new area like cyber security or artificial intelligence or gain a deeper understanding of your current field to boost your earning potential and future career opportunities, postgraduate IT qualifications show employers you have the relevant skills, knowledge, expertise and experience as well as the drive to stay ahead of trends and emerging technologies. 

You can make waves in the industry while you're still a postgrad student at CDU. Participate in events like the CDU IT Code Fair where you can connect with industry representatives, network with other graduates, explore exciting projects, participate in competitions and real-world challenges, listen to speakers address current industry trends, and even showcase your own IT skills to future employers. 

Gain your postgraduate IT and network engineering qualification with us to benefit from our strong industry links and future-proof your career. 

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    Flexible study options

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