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Graduate Diploma of Computing

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

  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
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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

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 credit average (or equivalent) 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

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

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
Annual indicative fee for domestic 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.

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