What will I learn?

Computer science is central to developments across almost every industry. Computer science and IT expertise is a huge asset in the changing landscapes of the modern world.

What will you do?

This six-month program is suited to students with limited prior experience in computer science. You will:

learn to navigate computer software and hardware
practise algorithm programming
gain advanced problem-solving skills
apply your learning to complex computing challenges.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate prepared to pursue computer science roles in all sorts of industries—from entertainment and networking to science, software engineering and defence. The graduate certificate also acts as an exit point if you’re not interested in completing the full graduate diploma or master degree.

Career Readiness

While the graduate certificate alone may not be a sufficient qualification for a career specifically focused on information technology, it will provide a solid grounding in the application of information technology in other disciplines and industry.

Potential careers

Internet Commerce Worker, Internet - Web Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer Programmer, Systems Support, Database Coordinator, Multimedia / Web Designer, IT Manager, Scientist, Systems Programmer, Information and Communications Technologist, Computer Scientist

Degree Structure

This is a 12 unit program. Students may elect to start in semester 1 or 2.

Students unfamiliar with object oriented programming and a basic knowledge of computer organisation should enrol in Foundations of Computer Science and Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis in their first semester of study.

Please note: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies is assumed knowledge.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

036302M

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $20,000 for 12 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 July 2019, 2 March 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Students are required to complete Bachelor degree or equivalent from a field other than Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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About this uni

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