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The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a 1.5-year program intended for:

  • students with no or minimal prior computing background who wish to obtain a qualification in this discipline; or
  • students with a bachelor degree in in a relevant discipline who want to obtain a broader understanding of computing; or
  • students with a bachelor degree in computer science or computer engineering who wish to specialise in some particular areas of the discipline

The aim of this program is to provide students with a broad-based IT education, and more specialised knowledge in up to two areas, enabling them to work in a range of positions in the IT industry.

It is similar in scope to CSE's undergraduate BSc (Computer Science) program, while still allowing for a variable mix between breadth and depth amongst sub-fields.



Study Level


Typical duration

1.7 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Diploma


Graduate Diploma - GradDip



Program Structure

Students must complete 72 UOC as a standalone program.

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Entry Requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning
Progression Requirements


Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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