Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (GDipCompSc)

Program Code

GDCMS

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 Diploma in Computer Science is designed for students with little experience in computer science and provides a fundamental understanding of how software and hardware can be combined to overcome a range of complex challenges. Graduates will have a demonstrated ability to design and construct large software systems. Employment may be sought within the information technology industry, including careers in scientific, entertainment, networking, software engineering and defence sectors.

The Graduate Diploma in Computer Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Apply knowledge of computer science fundamentals, including programming, computer and data structures and computer networks.
2. Design and implement 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

Condition 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 Diploma in Computer Science

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma 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 24 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 21 units
  3. International students with an IELTS overall score less than 8.0 are required to take ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7015 Software Engineering & Project 3