Graduate Diploma in Computing

The Graduate Diploma in Computing is designed for non-IT graduates who are seeking to move into the IT industry or enhance their existing career with IT qualifications.

The Graduate Diploma in Computing will provide you with a strong foundation in information technolgies. It will equip you with a basic knowledge of IT which can be developed with further study, or be the foundation for a new career in IT.

Subjects include algorithms, data structures, programming and networking, as well as an introduction to system analysis and information systems.

A credit average in this Diploma can prepare you for admission to the Master of Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology Management.


The Graduate Diploma in Computing has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society at he Associate Level.

Course Structure

Students are required to take all of the following units of study to satisfactorily complete this program.

  • Algorithms
  • Software Construction
  • Computer & Network Organisation
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Software Development in Java
  • Internet Protocols
  • Digital Media Fundamentals

Classes are generally held in the evening to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day. You have the option of completing the program in two semesters of full time study or the part time equivalent. Mid-year entry is also available.

Admission Requirements

You must hold a bachelor's degree, with a credit average (or equivalent), in a discipline other than IT and:

  • possess significant numeracy skills such as those found in a science or engineering degree or
  • have completed relevant subjects with a mathematical foundation or
  • have worked in information technology for more than five years.