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2012 Graduate Diploma of Computing(S6J)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or


This is offered on-campus at Launceston and Hobart. It is normally studied part-time over two years, but can be completed in one year of full time study.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or a minimum of six years work experience in the IT industry.

Course Objectives

The course is specifically designed for people with a tertiary qualification in a discipline other than computing, or with a minimum of six years' computing industry experience, who wish enhance their professional qualifications by further developing computing skills and exploring current technologies.

Specific objectives are:

  • to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of computing
  • to enable professionals to apply new and emerging computing technologies in their areas of expertise

Career Outcomes

(See BComp). Students who complete the Graduate Diploma have their career opportunities enhanced because they are able to combine expertise gained from their first degree with knowledge of computing technologies.

Professional Recognition

GradDipComp students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). On completion of the degree and entry into the computing profession, graduates can apply to become full members these bodies.

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