International Masters Qualifying Programme (Accelerated)

Charles Darwin University

Program Overview

The course focuses on developing academic knowledge and skills, including acculturation to studying Business and IT in Australia, English for postgraduate studies and critical thinking.

This course will develop advanced knowledge and skills in business communication, business ethics, organisational security and enterprise IT management. It is designed to enable you to read, write, communicate and critically analyse higher level concepts and complex issues in a discipline specific context.

You will further develop skills in reflective, autonomous and collaborative practices to successfully engage in learning and assessment activities at postgraduate level. An underlying philosophy of the course is that academic studies at postgraduate level is a social and contextual activity that requires developing appropriate attitudes and behaviours towards studying, fellow students and the wider academic community. The course will help you achieve the CDU graduate quality outcomes and reflect the values of CDU.



  Course Duration

4 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 12,990



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A candidate must successfully complete 4 units totalling 40 credit points (cp) over one semester as detailed below. All units are compulsory, are taught concurrently and are valued at 10 credit points each.

Students are expected to spend 12-13 hours per week on each unit over a 12-week teaching period. This includes lectures, tutorials, reading, independent and group study and contact with staff members. However, additional time will be needed depending on the entry level of a student’s English language skills.

Each unit is timetabled for five hours face to face classes per week: two hours of lectures, two hours of tutorials and one hour of guided pre-reading.

Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 

  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Enterprise IT Management
  • Organisational Security

Admission criteria
Applicants must have completed three years of post-secondary study.

English language requirements
To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

IELTS Academic Module    
A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)    
A minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum score of 18 for reading, speaking and listening and a minimum score of 21 for writing.


International tuition fees


  • The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $12,990.00. This equates to $3,247.50 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
  • These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.
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