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Advanced Information Technology, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) Online
Designed for students who wish to increase their understanding of information technology and prepare for CISSP® and PMP® industry certifications, the online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology builds upon topics covered in the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology program, also available online.

About

The four-course curriculum explores how to develop web applications based on databases, expanding the understanding of databases to include all database technologies common in business. Students learn how to define, design, and manage IT projects, while developing a solid grasp of increasingly important areas of network and system security.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the field of information technology, with strengths both in the theory and practice of information technology.
  • Proficiency in technical skills used in modern enterprise information systems, as well as comprehensive skills in the analysis of requirements, design, architecture, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Competence sufficient for effective management of information systems projects.

Those who complete both the Certificate in Information Technology and the Certificate in Advanced Information Technology will have satisfied all but two of the courses required to complete the online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Web Application Development

  • Information Technology Project Management

  • Enterprise Information Security

  • Advanced Database Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      8-12 months
  • Credits
    16 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Common Application- Application Fee: $80
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests: BU requires either the SAT or ACT
  • Portfolios, Auditions and Interviews (only for Students applying to the College of Fine Arts)
  • Secondary School Records
  • Final Year Grades
  • English Proficiency Testing Results
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Passport Photocopy

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 880 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Courses Numbered 100–599: $465 per credit for 1–12 credits

Courses Numbered 600–999: $880 per credit for 1–11.5 credits

Funding

The following programmes may provide loans, scholarships, and grants to Boston University Online students.

  • Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Computer Information System
  • Master of Science in Health Communication
  • Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

In addition, Student Accounting Services offers assistance with:

  • Payment plans
  • Payment options
  • Agency sponsorship
  • Loans
  • Refund requests
  • Tuition invoices
  • Payment deadlines

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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