• Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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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.


  • 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.

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 Introduction to Software Systems 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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