If you have little or no background in computing but want to attain a qualification in this area, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed for you. It also suits those with a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline who want a broader understanding of computing, or anyone with a bachelor degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering who wants to specialise.

This program provides a broad-based IT education and more specialised knowledge in up to two major areas, providing core skills to enable you to work in a range of positions in the IT industry. It is similar in scope to the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) undergraduate degree.

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Why choose this degree?

This program provides you with a pathway to the Master of Information Technology.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone with limited prior computing background chooses this program, as well as graduates keen to specialise.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Computer science
  • IT
  • IS
  • Software engineer
  • Systems administration

Entry requirements

Enrolment in this program requires one of the following: a three year undergraduate degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in a discipline containing mathematics up to year two level, and an average mark of 70 overall. completion of the 7543 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Computing, and an average mark of 70 overall or no fails. Note: A discipline containing "mathematics up to year two level" would mean that applicants need to have an appropriate background in several of the following areas: Discrete Maths Linear Algebra Engineering Maths Calculus Statistics Probability Actuarial Maths Numerical Methods Vector Algebra

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Alternative entry or pathways

7543 Computing, 8543 Information Technology

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