La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
Duration
1 year full time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$29,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

This course trains computing professionals in advanced and innovative areas of computer science and information. You'll have the opportunity either to upgrade your knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas or to specialise in key areas such as artificial intelligence, games technology, software engineering and software systems, and computer communications and networking. The course forms the first year of the Master of Computer Science.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science (three years), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, or equivalent. Applicants should also have good skills in a modern programming language (such as C, C++, Java) and be familiar with an operating system such as UNIX or NT.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Additional information

There is no advanced standing for previous study. Students need to complete 120 Credit points

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: