Graduate Diploma in Computing
Course code: 0360 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipComp ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology
Study mode and course location
This course provides a practical knowledge of computing that will enable students to learn about new developments in the ever-changing computer industry and to develop a professional approach to computing. It is designed for people wishing to make a career change into computing or gain a formal computing qualification. It offers graduates broad career outcomes, typically as computing professionals in commerce, industry or research.
The objectives of the course are: to educate students with a previous tertiary qualification in another discipline area to the level of a computing professional; to provide an opportunity for students with current work experience in a computing area (but who have no computing qualification) to gain a formal computing qualification. On completion of the course, students will have gained fundamental knowledge in the following areas: system analysis and design; programming; computer technology and database technology. Students have the option to specialise in any of the areas by selecting the appropriate electives after completing the core units. On completion of the course, students are eligible to apply for entry into the masters programs offered by the school.
Credit for prior studies
Credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis (by the unit/course leader and the faculty board).
The course consists of units totalling 48 points (generally equivalent to eight full-time units). Students must enrol in five compulsory core units, plus three elective units. All units are 6 points, unless otherwise specified. For each unit, students typically attend two hours of lectures plus two hours of tutorials per week. Assessment is made via a combination of practical assignments, unit tests and formal examinations.
Core units (30 points)
Elective units (18 points):
Students select three from the following list:
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for associate-level membership.
Dr Campbell Wilson