Graduate Diploma in Computing

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Computing is specifically designed for graduates without an IT degree, and consists of a selection of postgraduate units of study in computing that provide a grounding in IT topics. This may provide you with the required amount of IT skills to enhance your existing career. If you are interested in completing further study in IT, this course will also prepare you for admission to the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology Management.

For more information on the course and units of study visit: http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-degree-page/degree_id/420

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

Study plan


Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Computing complete 60 credit points (cp) made up of 4 Foundation Units of study in the areas such as algorithms, computer and network organisation, object-oriented design, software development in java, network and distributed systems, and digital media fundamentals.

The remaining 6 units of study are selected from a range of advanced IT and IT management specialist units.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.

Further course information

Progression rules

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Computing complete 60 credit points (cp) made up of a maximum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study and a minimum of 36 credit points of Information Technology or Information Technology Management Specialist units of study.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Computing, graduates will be equipped with a knowledge of IT which can be developed with further study, or be the foundation for a new career in IT.

Course accreditation

The Graduate Diploma in Computing has been developed under the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) http://www.acs.org.au/ and will undergo ACS accreditation as an associate level course for 2015.

Further study

Graduates who satisfactorily complete the Graduate Diploma in Computing will be eligible for admission to the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Information Technology Management.

Other study options

Individual units of study within the course may be undertaken by suitably qualified candidates who do not wish to complete an award course. Non-award candidates are students of the University, consequently on satisfactory completion of unit of study requirements, candidates receive an academic transcript showing the details of the unit or units of study undertaken, with results and grades. Subject to the approval of the dean and individual course resolutions, completed non-award study may be credited to an award course.

Units of study may also be undertaken cross-institutionally by students, subject to the approval of the dean. Cross-institutional candidates are enrolled in a postgraduate award course at another university and have approval from their home institution to complete a unit or units of study at Sydney, to be credited toward their degree. Please contact the faculty about non-award and cross-institutional study.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Computing will hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a credit average or above, including units of study with a mathematical foundation demonstrating significant numeracy skills; or a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a credit average or above. Applicants must also provide evidence of prior learning which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude which is required to undertake this course.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Computing.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

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Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

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Additional incidental fees

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Potential for inaccuracy

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International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

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Annual review

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Additional incidental fees and health insurance

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Potential for inaccuracy

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