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Graduate Diploma of Computing

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipComp

  • Course code

    1108510

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Contemporary information technologies including Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Big Data have dramatically changed the way we live, work and do business.

To stay ahead in this fast-paced environment, as an IT professional, you need the core skills of computing and the ability to securely, sustainably and ethically apply them to solve real-world problems.

The Graduate Diploma of Computing is a one-year program that provides a strong foundation in computing to upskill and enter the IT industry, or to enhance an existing career with a technology-based qualification. In addition to the core computing skills such as programming, data structures and algorithms design, and database management, you will also learn problem-solving and other soft skills such as networking and presentation to become a certified ICT professional.

Exciting career opportunities exist for graduates within the field of information and communication technology.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

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

GA2: Creativity

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

GA3: Ethical practice

Develop advanced knowledge and skills for responsible use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for security, sustainable and ethical goals.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Students will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of computer networks, advanced cyber security, ICT professional practice, managing software development projects, fundamentals of programming, designing information systems, data structures and algorithms, and data management systems. 

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 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 Diploma of Computing students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:
  • 8 core units (96 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Computing after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

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
PROG6001 Managing Software Development Projects
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1
Sydney N/A
Term1
ISYS6002 Advanced Cybersecurity
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
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
ISYS5005 Designing Information Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
Anti-requisites ISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design OR ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design
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
DATA6002 Data Management Systems
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne N/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth N/A
Term4
Sydney N/A
Term4

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
COMP5001 Computer Networks
ISYS6002 Advanced Cybersecurity
EDUC6020 ICT Professional Practice
PROG6001 Managing Software Development Projects
PROG5001 Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 Designing Information Systems
COMP6008 Data Structures and Algorithms
DATA6002 Data Management Systems