Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Handbook entry: Program 5543
3 semesters full-time or
6 semesters part-time
Program requirements for Students commencing 2018:
Students must complete the following:
- COMP9021 Principles of Programming (6 UOC)
- COMP9024 Data Structures & Algorithms (6 UOC)
- COMP9311 Database Systems (6 UOC)
- COMP9331 Computer Networks&Applications (6 UOC)
- 8 more COMP4 or higher (level 0,1, 2 or 3) elective courses
Total: 72 uoc (12 course
Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge (ADK) requirement:
- at least 3 of the above courses must come from the CSE ADK course list
Up to 2 of the non-ADK elective courses can be replaced by level-4 or higher non-CSE courses.
Program requirements for Students who commenced 2017 and prior:
Level 0, 1, 2, 3 elective courses: 72 uoc (12 courses)
Total: 72 uoc (12 courses)
Non-Computing elective options
Students may receive one elective option for every four UNSW Computing courses completed, including one free elective.
Students with transfer credit will forfeit some of their elective options. The 4:1 ratio for Computing:Non-Computing courses will still apply. For example:
|Number of courses completed towards GradDipIT at UNSW||10—12||6—9|
|Transfer credit received||0—2||3—6|
|Minimum number of UNSW Computing courses required||8—10||5—8|
|Maximum number of Non-Computing Electives permitted (includes free elective)||2
It is possible for students to complete the program without using any non-Computing electives provided they are not in the Bioinformatics stream.
Students formally enrolled in the Bioinformatics stream, who have no transfer credit, and who are required to complete MATH5846 as a co-requisite for MATH5856 will use all of their elective options in meeting the requirements for this stream.
Students who have received transfer credit should seek advice from the Computing Student Office regarding the use of their elective options towards completion of this stream.
- 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.
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
- Actuarial Maths
- Numerical Methods
- Vector Algebra
Students can apply to articulate from the GradDip (5543) to the MIT (8543) provided they have a WAM of 70 or above or have not failed any courses. Full credit will be granted.
Students who articulate do not have the option to graduate in the program which they are articulating from.
It is important for articulating students to bear in mind the Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge requirement in the MIT (8543) as student's will need to start completing the required number of ADK courses in their Grad Dip (5543).
Note: Current students wanting to articulate to the new MIT program (in 2017) have to meet the requirements of the new program in their remaining four (4) courses. Students intending to do this should make their course selections based on the MIT (8543) program structure to accommodate this.
For more information and the application form, please see the Articulation Site.
This is possible for up to 50% of the program. Students can seek transfer credit in select courses only.
More information can be found on the Transfer Credit, Exemption, Substitution website.
Visit the Specialisation page for full details.
|COMPSS8543||Data Science and Engineering|