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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma of Computing is a 1-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree for graduates from any discipline who wish to up-skill, or for computing graduates who wish to refresh and enhance existing computing skills in the shortest time possible. The Graduate Diploma of Computing provides its graduates with a pathway into the IT industry or to more advanced study in the computing discipline.

The Graduate Diploma of Computing provides graduates with strong foundational knowledge and skills in problem solving, programming and the mathematics required to continue with more advanced study in the computing discipline or to acquire and develop entry level skills and knowledge. The program provides students with the opportunity to investigate a wide range of specialist areas which can be used as the basis for further study or for a new career involving computing.

Students obtaining a GPA of 5 or above in the Graduate Diploma of Computing may be granted up to one year of credit into the Master of Computing (MCOMP). When planning to transfer to the MCOMP on completion, students will need to take care selecting their elective courses to allow for maximum credit and a smooth transition into the MCOMP.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: Design, implement programmatically, and evaluate a solution for a well-defined problem; Demonstrate an understanding of the systems context in which software is developed and operated; Communicate complex concepts effectively with a diverse audience using a range of modalities; Depending upon the elective courses a student chooses, they will be able variously to - Apply a range of data modelling, management, analytics and visualization techniques to extract value from structured and unstructured data; Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of computer systems approaches and architectures; Apply of a variety of approaches to understanding and developing software systems

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.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

CRICOS

078938E

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$46,910.00 (25,11,242) per year
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7. Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic -an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

Or an AQF 6 qualification (Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree) or international equivalent, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Or at least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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