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Graduate Diploma of Computing

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

GDCP
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science

This program aims to educate science/engineering/technology graduates in contemporary computing in a way that can provide a route for them into the Information Technology (IT) industry.

You will gain a strong foundation to do more advanced study in the computing discipline. Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Computing with a Distinction average may be granted one year of credit into the Master of Computing.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Computing jobs are currently projected to be amongst the fastest growing occupations of our time - so there is no shortage of jobs. This degree can be utilised to access wider a corporate career, as well as a path to further academic undertakings.

ANU computing graduates work in many organisations including IBM, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Accenture Australia, Bloomberg, National Australia Bank, Citigroup, Deloitte, Unisys and the Australian Government.

Admission Requirements

Admission requires an approved bachelor degree in a science, engineering or related discipline with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and with at least one programming course and two mathematics courses in the areas of discrete mathematics, calculus, linear algebra and statistics.

 

Students without a degree but who have at least three years relevant work experience, or a combination of qualifications and experience, may also receive admission.

All students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Computing are eligible for associate membership with the Australian Computer Society. Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Computing with a Distinction average may be granted one year of status to the Master of Computing.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,256.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The program requires the completion of a minimum of 48 units including:

  1. Completion of 30 units from the following courses:
  2. Completion of a further 18 units of approved courses, including a minimum of 6 units of 6000/8000-series computing courses.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP6700 Introductory Programming 6 units COMP6340 Networked Information Systems 6 units OR COMP6331; Computing Elective 6 units Approved Elective 6 units
COMP6240 Relational Databases 6 units COMP6311 Software Analysis and Design 6 units COMP6730 Programming for Scientists 6 units Approved Elective 6 units

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The Graduate Diploma of Computing is a one year full time program accredited for associate membership with the Australian Computing Society. It will educate science/engineering/technology graduates in modern aspects of computing to provide a route for them in the Information Technology industry and 
a foundation to study more advanced computing disciplines.

Single degree

  • This degree requires the completion of 48 units
  • 18 units are compulsory courses
  • 12 units of programming courses
  • 18 units of additiional approved courses which must include 6 units of 6000/8000-level COMP

Double degree

This degree can be followed by a Master of Computing with up to 48 units of advanced standing for students who meet the requirements of a 70% Distinction average.

About this degree

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester (four courses).

Enrolment Status

  • Domestic students are able to enrol in fewer courses each semester which is called studying part time. It will extend the duration of the degree and there are limitations to how long you can take to complete the degree
  • If you are an international student you must always study  full time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

  • You should read the ATTACHED for information about courses available and suggested enrolment patterns.
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

There are no majors or minors in this degree.

Electives

  • You should read the information found at the link below including the study plan which outlines the courses you need to complete:
    http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/6706XGDCP
  • You should read the attached for information about computing electives that you can choose from:
  • With approval from the program convenor you may be able to study a course from another ANU College.


Study Options

Graduate Diploma of Computing

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP6340 Networked Information Systems 6 units OR COMP6331; COMP6700 Introductory Programming 6 units OR COMP6719; Computing Elective 6000-level 6 units Elective 6 units
COMP6240 Relational Databases 6 units COMP6311 Software Analysis and Design 6 units COMP6710 Structured Programming 6 units OR COMP6730; Computing Elective 6000/8000-level 6 units

Academic Advice

You should be able to find all the information you need to enrol by accessing online information. If you need to see an adviser,you can attend an Enrolment Advice Session in Melville Hall Bldg 12 as follows:
Monday 10 February 11am-2pm
Tuesday 11 February 11am-2pm
Thursday 13 February 11am-1pm
Friday 14 February 11am-2pm


For more assistance, please email: student.admin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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