- Length 1 year full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
- Academic plan 6706XGDCP
- CRICOS code 078938E
- UAC code
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.
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.
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 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
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
The program requires the completion of a minimum of 48 units including:
- Completion of 30 units from the following courses:
- COMP6240 Relational Databases
- COMP6311 Software Analysis and Design
- COMP6331 Computer Networks or COMP6340 Networked Information Systems
- Any two courses from:
|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|
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.
- 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
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).
- 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
There are no majors or minors in this degree.
- You should read the information found at the link below including the study plan which outlines the courses you need to complete:
- 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.
Graduate Diploma of Computing
|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|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org