Graduate Certificate in Computer Science (GCertCompSc)

Program Code

GCCMS

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Science is designed for students with little experience in computer science, and provides a basic understanding of how software and hardware can be combined to overcome a range of complex challenges. Graduates can seek employment within the information technology industry, including careers in scientific, entertainment, networking, software engineering and defence sectors.

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Apply knowledge of computer science fundamentals, including programming, computer and data structures and computer networks.
2. Design computer systems involving hardware, software and networks using software engineering techniques.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of professional conduct and ethical issues in ICT.
4. Adopt professional attitudes, standards, values and best practice from the computer science discipline.
5. Use interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with a range of audiences.
Conditions

Conditions of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 
 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Computer Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units including, comprising:

  1. Electives to the value of 12 units.
Electives

To satisfy the requirements for Electives students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Foundation Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7081 Computer Systems 3
COMP SCI 7088 Systems Programming 3
COMP SCI 7201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis 3
COMP SCI 7207 Web and Database Computing 3
COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science A 3
COMP SCI 7211 Foundations of Computer Science B 3

General Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7015 Software Engineering & Project 3
COMP SCI 7039 Computer Networks & Applications 3
COMP SCI 7059 Artificial Intelligence 3
COMP SCI 7064 Operating Systems 3
COMP SCI 7076 Distributed Systems 3
COMP SCI 7305 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3
COMP SCI 7306 Mining Big Data 3
COMP SCI 7307 Secure Programming 3
COMP SCI 7308 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3
COMP SCI 7314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning 3
COMP SCI 7315 Computer Vision 3
COMP SCI 7316 Evolutionary Computation 3
COMP SCI 7411 Event Driven Computing 3

Advanced Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7000 Software Architecture 3
COMP SCI 7007 Specialised Programming 3
COMP SCI 7023 Software Process Improvement 3
COMP SCI 7092 Mobile and Wireless Systems 3
COMP SCI 7407 Advanced Algorithms 3
COMP SCI 7408 Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems PG 3
COMP SCI 7409 Search Based Software Engineering 3
COMP SCI 7411 Event Driven Computing 3
COMP SCI 7412 Secure Software Engineering 3
COMP SCI 7413 Introduction to Quantum Computing 3
COMP SCI 7416 Applied Machine Learning 3
COMP SCI 7417 Applied Natural Language Processing 3