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If you are commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package due to COVID-19, please refer to the advice in the Additional Information section below.

The Graduate Certificate in Computing is designed for students who wish to complete a short qualification in Computing.

The aim of this award is to provide qualified students with an opportunity to study four advanced topics in Computing to complement or update their existing qualifications, or for those with no background in computing at all who are seeking an opportunity to undertake four introductory level courses before considering a higher level qualification in this discipline.



Study Level


Typical duration

0.7 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate - GradCert



Program Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC as a standalone program.

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Additional Information

Domestic students commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package can enrol in a maximum of 4 courses (24 units of credit) across Term 2 and Term 3 2020 at the discounted fee rates.

Further information about the COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package is at

Students should choose out of the following courses available online:

Term 2 recommended courses:

COMP9021 Principles of Programming, COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science, COMP9311 Database Systems, COMP9511 Human Computer Interaction, COMP9024 Data Structures and Algorithms 

Term 3 recommended courses: 

COMP9021 Principles of Programming, COMP9024 Data Structures and Algorithms, COMP9331 Computer Networks and Applications, COMP9032 Microprocessors and Interfacing,  

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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