Graduate Diploma in Computing

 

Graduate Diploma in Computing

 

Graduate Certificate in Computing


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GCCOMPUT-01

Graduate Certificate in Computing

GNCOMPUT-04

Graduate Diploma in Computing

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.
3.
Embedded courses in this sequence
(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Computing
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Computing
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Computing requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree or higher award in any discipline from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be equivalent, with at least a credit average, and including units of study with a mathematical foundation demonstrating significant numeracy skills.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Computing requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree or higher award in any discipline from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be equivalent, with at least a credit average, and including units of study with a mathematical foundation demonstrating significant numeracy skills; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree or higher award in any discipline from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be equivalent, with at least a credit average. Applicants must also provide evidence of prior learning which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this course; or
(c)
Applicants to have qualifications and/or experience which are sufficient, in the view of the Dean or a suitable nominee with Information Technology expertise, to successfully undertake the award.
(d)
completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Computing with at least credit average.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table of units: Graduate Diploma in Computing.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Computing, a candidate must complete 24 credit points of COMP, INFO, or ISYS coded units of study at level 5xxx or higher, including:
(a)
a minimum of 18 credit points of units of study covering programming, networking, and data management.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Computing, a candidate must complete 48 credit points including:
(a)
a maximum of 24 credit points of Foundation units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 24 credit points of Information Technology or Information Technology Management Specialist units of study.
(3)
If a reduction in the volume of learning is given:
(a)
candidates will be required to apply any reduction in the volume of learning to the Foundation units of study only.
(b)
the candidate will then be required to complete the required volume of learning based on the course requirements.

6 Recognition for prior learning

(1)
The following Coursework Rules (for conferred qualifications) replace the Faculty Coursework Rules for "Credit for previous study" within the "Resolutions of the Faculty (of Engineering and Information Technologies)" for the Graduate Diploma in Computing:
(a)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Computing may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 12 credit points for an equivalent conferred volume of learning after an entry assessment is made for prior learning and/or work experience that is deemed by the School of Information Technologies to be relevant.

7 Suspension of candidature

A student may suspend candidature in this course for a maximum of one year.

8 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in this course except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation agreement with another university.

9 Credit for previous study

The credit transfer provisions of the Coursework Rule apply except that where the study has been undertaken at postgraduate level and no award has been conferred, credit to a maximum of 50% of the prescribed credit points may be transferred, provided:
(a)
the study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney, or at an external institution recognised by the University of Sydney, within the previous three years; and
(b)
the units are equivalent to units of study offered under the degree being taken, subject to approval of the Academic Director.

10 Satisfactory progress

The Dean may require any student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points or more at any stage of enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Computing or the Graduate Diploma in Computing to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.

11 Time limit

A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Computing shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of two semesters and a maximum enrolment of ten semesters.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.