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Graduate Certificate in Computing

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertComp

  • Course code

    1008510

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The power to transform the future is at your fingertips with a course in computing. Be at the forefront of technology-driven cities and online landscapes.

If you dream of creating the next viral smartphone app or crunching numbers to discover trends in big data, then this six-month course is the perfect preparation for a career in information and communication technology (ICT).

The Graduate Certificate in Computing provides a strong foundation in computing to upskill and enter the IT industry or enhance an existing career with a technology-based qualification. Hone your skills in big data analysis and software development and take a deep dive into the world of smart environments.

Exciting career opportunities exist for graduates within the field of information and communication technology. This course is also a pathway toward our industry-accredited Master of Computing.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically analyse and reflect on issues in a discipline area of information technology.

GA2: Creativity

Demonstrate advanced discipline knowledge, creative thinking, and problem solving skills in a discipline area of information technology.

GA3: Ethical practice

Develop professional conducts, communication and social skills, and ethical practices to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced discipline knowledge, creative thinking, and problem solving skills in a discipline area of information technology.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Critically analyse and reflect on issues in a discipline area of information technology.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Develop professional conducts, communication and social skills, and ethical practices to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA7: Cultural competence

Develop professional conducts, communication and social skills, and ethical practices to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Students study four of the eight core units of the Master of Computing including ICT Professional Practice; Computer Networks; Fundamentals of Programming; and Data Structures and Algorithms.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Computing students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising;

  • 4 core units (48 credit points).

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6020 ICT Professional Practice
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
COMP5001 Computer Networks
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne N/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Perth N/A
Term2
Sydney N/A
Term2
Anti-requisites Have completed COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks or CSC00240 Data Communications and Networks
PROG5001 Fundamentals of Programming
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Perth N/A
Term3,5
Sydney N/A
Term3,5
Anti-requisites PROG2007 Programming II OR ISY00245 Principles of Programming OR CSC00235 Applications Development
COMP6008 Data Structures and Algorithms
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Enrolment information To succeed in this unit, you should have completed: PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC6020 ICT Professional Practice
COMP5001 Computer Networks
PROG5001 Fundamentals of Programming
COMP6008 Data Structures and Algorithms