Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a 1.5-year program intended for:

  • students with no or minimal prior computing background who wish to obtain a qualification in this discipline, or
  • students with a bachelor degree in in a relevant discipline who want to obtain a broader understanding of computing, or
  • students with a bachelor degree in computer science or computer engineering who wish to specialise in some particular areas of the discipline

The aim of this program is to provide students with a broad-based IT education, and more specialised knowledge in up to two areas, enabling them to work in a range of positions in the IT industry.

It is similar in scope to CSE's undergraduate BSc (Computer Science) program, while still allowing for a variable mix between breadth and depth amongst sub-fields.



Duration

1.5 years full time,

Starting dates

February, September

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 57.9% (national average 68.9%)
Improved skills: 80.4% (national average 80.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.3% (national average 79.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 83.8% (national average 82.9%)
Studying full time: 5.9% (national average 5.8%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $87,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 061293K
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 5543

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