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GD-COMP

Graduate Diploma in Computing

Graduate diploma

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Computing
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    107669K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2022

Semester 2

On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course provides a coverage of aspects modern computing. It covers fundamental programming and theoretical knowledge. The course teaches both the theoretical and practical aspects of Computing with an emphasis on the skills sought out by the industry. Fundamental knowledge that underpins the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Cyber Security is taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics.

What you'll learn

  • develop, apply, evaluate and manage solutions for software systems, organisations and large scale data sources using the latest advances in analytics and industry-accepted standards.
  • apply and evaluate advanced technical knowledge and its underpinning science and analytical methods from specializations such as Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science to address real world applications.
  • communicate effectively to design, apply, manage and evaluate solutions that involve the latest advances in technology, and industry standards and use both written and verbal forms to convey the required knowledge to both experts and non-technical audiences.
  • apply the latest technology and devise new approaches to process a wide range of large scale data sources in order to derive new critical knowledge that can be used to address current problems in both IT and related areas.
  • develop new IT security solutions through the application of leading edge technology and expert skills and that are underpinned by ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.
  • demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively.

Admission criteria

A Bachelor Degree that includes linear algebra. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or similar, or who have at least two years’ work experience in a relevant field may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $27,900*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: GD-COMP
  • CRICOS code: 107669K
  • Last updated on: 27/09/2022