Graduate Diploma of Computing

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Computing

Graduate Diploma in Computing

Student complete 48 credit points covering programming, modelling, networking and data management, including:
(a) a maximum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 24 credit points of specialist units of study in:
(i) Information Technology or
(ii) Information Technology Management

Graduate Certificate in Computing

Students complete 24 credit points, comprising:
24 credit points of COMP, INFO, or ISYS coded units of study at level 5xxx or higher, including:
– a minimum of 18 credit points of units of study covering programming, modelling, networking, and data management.

Foundation Units

COMP9007
Algorithms
6    A This unit of study assumes that students have general knowledge of mathematics (especially Discrete Math) and problem solving. Having moderate knowledge about Data structures can also help students to better understand the concepts of Algorithms taught in this course.
N COMP5211
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9103
Software Development in Java
6    N COMP5214
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9110
System Analysis and Modelling
6    A Experience with a data model as in COMP9129 or COMP9103 or COMP9220 or COMP9120 or COMP5212 or COMP5214 or COMP5028 or COMP5138
N ELEC3610 OR ELEC5743 OR INFO2110 OR INFO5001 OR ISYS2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9120
Database Management Systems
6    A Some exposure to programming and some familiarity with data model concepts
N INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR INFO2005 OR INFO2905 OR COMP5138 OR ISYS2120. Students who have previously studied an introductory database subject as part of their undergraduate degree should not enrol in this foundational unit, as it covers the same foundational content.
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9121
Design of Networks and Distributed Systems
6    N COMP5116
Semester 2
COMP9201
Software Construction and Design 1
6    N INFO3220 OR SOFT2201
Semester 2
COMP9601
Computer and Network Organisation
6    N COMP5213
Semester 1
Only one of the two units COMP9201 Software Construction and Design 1 or COMP9110 System Analysis and Modelling can be taken.

Specialist Units

Students need to complete relevant foundation units or provide evidence of prior learning before undertaking any specialist unit(s).
Information Technology Specialist Units
COMP5045
Computational Geometry
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with data structure and algorithms as covered in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5046
Natural Language Processing
6    A Knowledge of an OO programming language
Semester 1
COMP5047
Pervasive Computing
6    A ELEC1601 AND (COMP2129 OR COMP2017). Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
COMP5048
Visual Analytics
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with data structure and algorithms as covered in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5216
Mobile Computing
6    A COMP5214 OR COMP9103. Software Development in JAVA, or similar introductory software development units.
Semester 2
COMP5313
Large Scale Networks
6    A It is assumed that students will have basic knowledge of computer networks as covered in INFO1112 or COMP9201 or COMP9601 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5318
Machine Learning and Data Mining
6    A INFO2110 OR ISYS2110 OR COMP9120 OR COMP5138
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5328
Advanced Machine Learning
6    C COMP5318 OR COMP3308 OR COMP3608
Semester 2
COMP5329
Deep Learning
6    A COMP5318
Semester 1
COMP5338
Advanced Data Models
6    A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/COMP9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/INFO2820/ISYS2120 (Database Systems 1).
Semester 2
COMP5347
Web Application Development
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
P INFO1103 or INFO1113 or COMP9103 or COMP9220 or COMP5028
Semester 1
COMP5348
Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 and also COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5349
Cloud Computing
6    A Good programming skills, especially in Java for the practical assignment, as well as proficiency in databases and SQL. The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5214 or COMP9103 Software Development in JAVA
Semester 1
COMP5405
Digital Media Computing
6    N COMP5114 OR COMP9419
Semester 1
COMP5415
Multimedia Design and Authoring
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 2
COMP5416
Advanced Network Technologies
6    A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116
Semester 2
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5425
Multimedia Retrieval
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with programming skills, as learned in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with algorithms design and software development as covered in (COMP2017 or COMP9017) and COMP3027 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5427
Usability Engineering
6    A It is assumed that students will have skills with modelling as covered in ISYS2110 or ISYS2120 or COMP9110 or COMP9201 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 2
COMP5617
Empirical Security Analysis and Engineering
6    P INFO3616 or ELEC5616
Semester 2
COMP5618
Applied Cybersecurity
6    A (ELEC5616 OR INFO2315 OR INFO2222) with a grade of Credit or greater

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
INFO5306
Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems
6    A The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems (or COMP5138/COMP9120 Database Management Systems).
Semester 2
Information Technology Management Specialist Units
COMP5206
Information Technologies and Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5060
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
6    A It is assumed that students will have the basic knowledge of information systems, which are covered in COMP5206 or ISYS2160 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
Intensive July
INFO5301
Information Security Management
6    A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of Information systems management. Two year IT industry exposure and a breadth of IT experience will be preferable.
Semester 1
INFO5991
Services Science Management and Engineering
6    A INFO5990. Students are expected to have a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, information systems or business.
Semester 2
INFO6010
Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
6    A Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects.
P INFO6007 OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management
Semester 2
INFO6012
Information Technology Strategy and Value
6    P COMP5206 OR ISYS2160
Semester 1
ISYS5050
Knowledge Management Systems
6    A It is assumed that students will have good understanding of relational data model and database technologies as covered in ISYS2120 or COMP9220 or COMP5206 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
P COMP5206 OR ISYS2160
Semester 1
ISYS5070
Change Management in IT
6    A It is assumed that students will have the basic knowledge of information systems, which are covered in (INFO6007 and COMP5206) or (ISYS2160 and INFO3333) (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
Intensive July