Graduate Diploma in Information Technology [Level 7]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 7

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IT Qualifications are in High Demand

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed to provide you with advanced IT skills ready for immediate application in the workplace.

You will gain valuable technical skills and the necessary insights to be able to adapt to technological change, and meet the challenging demands of working in the IT industry. Your new skills will enhance your existing qualification and stand you in good stead for the workplace of the future, including intelligent systems courses such as the Internet of Things.

The programme develops a range of professional skills, including the ability to advise, develop and implement IT innovations, leading to the efficient and strategic use of resources in dynamic organisational and economic contexts.


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GradDipIT) is a Level 7, one year, full-time programme of 120 credits. It enables those who have already completed a Bachelor degree in a different field to achieve a graduate level qualification in Information Technology.

The GradDipIT programme has been designed to enable graduates from other disciplines to pursue a career in the computing industry.

In particular, the programme is designed to provide you with:

  • A sound knowledge of the Information Technology sector and the effective management of IT resources.
  • The ability to analyse the needs of business and to make recommendations for IT services and systems.
  • The ability to develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient use of resources.
  • The ability to relate and effectively communicate with all personnel and stakeholders.
  • The motivation for continued learning and self-development to cope effectively with change.
  • An understanding of the regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology can give you a competitive advantage over recent degree graduates, through your understanding of the application of technology, and it will help in your advancement within your chosen field.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology fits into the following pathways:

  • Employment in the IT field
  • Postgraduate or Masters study at EIT or other tertiary institutes and universities

Once awarded this graduate diploma you’ll be able to take on a role as a:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Infrastructure Support
  • E-Commerce Advisor
  • Project Management


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.