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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Science)
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The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Science) is an ideal way for professionals coming from a background other than IT to gain foundational knowledge in Information Technology, with a particular focus on Computer Science. If, however, you are an existing IT professional and wish to develop skills in computer science, the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science will help you specialise.

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.

You will acquire a firm grounding in ICT knowledge and best practice, exploring a range of innovative digital technologies, covering topics on data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things. You will build upon this foundation and specialise in computer science, investigating topics that include programming, web and mobile app development, information security management, and data exploration and mining.

This breadth of study will ensure you are ready to discover dynamic ways to use computational systems to develop effective and people-oriented ICT solutions, grounded in a sound design and problem solving methodology.

Start your application process today to secure your future with QUT Online.

You can gain entry into the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Science) with the following:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant area, and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area.

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Looking to upskill your team? Find out how QUT Online can bring top-tier expertise and industry knowledge to your organisation by educating your workforce. 

“IT is an everchanging and exciting field to study and I wanted to be educated in the latest practices available and learn the foundations of computer science.”

Tayla Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Course Units


(6 credit points per unit)


(6 credit points per unit)


(12 credit points per units)

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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

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

Computer Scientist

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

Systems Engineer

Maintain an organisation's network and computer system infrastructure, ensuring computer systems are performing at optimal capacity, and are sufficiently secure.

Network Analyst

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

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