IT, Planning and Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

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The Graduate Certificate in Computer Science is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background working in IT, and wish to upskill in Computer Science. You will gain the design and problem-solving skills you need to analyse complex virtual environments, assess alternate IT solutions and evaluate outcomes. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Science) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in computer science.

ICT professionals are in great demand across Australia, with the demand for technology workers in general to grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024.

The skills you acquire in the course will span key study areas in computer science, including programming, web and mobile app development, information security management, and data exploration and mining. The breadth of your study will ensure you are ready to find dynamic ways to use computational systems to develop effective and people-oriented ICT solutions, grounded in a sound design and problem-solving methodology.

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Entry criteria

Satisfactory completion of Bachelor degree (Level 7 or higher) in Information Technology or related area; OR

Bachelor degree (Level 7 or higher) in any study area and three years (full-time) work experience in an IT related field.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Micro units (6 credit points per unit)

Object Oriented Design

Data Structures and Algorithms

Units (12 credit points per unit)

Information Security Management

Data Exploration and Mining

Web and Mobile App Development


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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

Implement integrated software and application solutions that solve organisational ICT-related problems.

Systems Engineer

Cultivate advanced knowledge of computer science and its applicability within organisational and business contexts.

Computer Scientist

Apply computer science discipline knowledge and expertise to craft efficient and secure ICT solutions within an organisational context.

Network Analyst

Provide technical support for and monitor organisational computer networks, and oversee general refinement and network improvements.

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Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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