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

About this degree

Study options

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester (four courses): a full-time load.
  • Domestic students may enrol in fewer courses each semester, known as part-time study. Part-time study will extend the duration of the degree and there are limitations to how long you can take to complete the degree.
  • International students must always study full-time.


  • Elective COMP courses can be found on the School Masters course page.
  • When choosing electives, please read the enrolment pattern mentioned below to see how many electives you may choose and where they fit in your program.
  • When choosing elective courses, check the course listing on Programs and Courses to ensure that you have the required and assumed knowledge before enrolling. If you don't, consider changing your planned enrolment to make sure you take the pre-requisite course.

Recommended electives:
If you are planning to continue into the Master of Computing (MCOMP) after you have completed the Graduate Diploma, then you should consider selecting electives that are relevant to the MCOMP.

Study Options

Please refer to the enrolment pattern in the Study tab

Academic Advice

Important things to keep in mind when planning your enrolment

Credit / Exemptions
  • Students with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma that includes programming or maths may be able to obtain exemption for some of the introductory courses included in the core. 
    • Note: applying for exemption is essentially a statement that if you were to take the ANU exam for that introductory course, you would achieve 60% or greater.
  • Only exemption (and not course credit) is available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Computing.  Exemption implies that a student does not need to take the exempted course but it does not contribute any unit value towards meeting the requirements of the program.  This means that students will need to select another course to replace the exempted course.
  • Instructions on how to apply for credit/exemptions can be found here.  Please note the extra requirements that apply to the Graduate Diploma of Computing located at the bottom of that page. 

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Contact Student Enquiries at studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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