Monash University

Graduate Diploma of Computer Science

Monash University
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Why study this course

  • Develop core knowledge of computer science concepts as well as different theoretical and practical issues faced by computer science professionals  
  • Explore and develop specialist knowledge in an area of your choice - software engineering, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence
  • Choose from one of three start dates throughout the year - March, July or October - and study entirely online

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Entry requirements

Depending on your previous academic qualifications, the admission criteria and duration can differ. There are three pathways to entry:

Entry level 1: Complete in 17 months part time

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with at least a credit (60%) average or equivalent
  • If you are looking to enrol in the artificial intelligence specialisation you will also need knowledge of calculus and linear algebra at undergraduate level in physical science or engineering

Entry level 2: Complete in 8 months part time

  • Successful completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate in Computer Science with at least a credit (60%) average

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Java programming
  • Architecture and networks
  • Algorithms and databases
  • Software engineering
  • Information and computer security
  • Artificial intelligence fundamentals

Enquire with Monash University to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Monash University to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Monash University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Enquire with Monash University to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Support and delivery

Dedicated support

  • When you study online with Monash University you will have a dedicated Student Success Advisor. Your advisor is there to support you from admission to graduation and can provide advice on study practices, direct you to appropriate resources and assist with administration issues.
  • Learning is facilitated by Online Learning Advisors (OLAs). OLAs are subject matter experts, will guide group discussions and are available to answer your content questions.
  • Connect with your tutors and fellow students via video, live chat and discussion forums to share ideas, ask questions, stay connected and enhance your learning experience

Access a range of resources

  • As an online student at Monash University you will have access to a personalised, easy to use online portal to access all your study resources. You'll also find information on studying for exams, tips on giving presentations and advice on researching for assignments.
  • Access a wealth of resources through Monash's libraries to help with your studies. You can borrow books online and request electronic delivery of printed materials.
  • Benefit from access to Careers Connect, a service that provides you with professional development opportunities and a range of other resources to prepare you for the workforce. Access career success coaching, job application assistance and job listings.

Find out more about this course

Monash University

Graduate Diploma of Computer Science

You may wish to discuss the following with Monash University:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)

Submit an enquiry direct to Monash University.

Find out more about this course

Monash University

Graduate Diploma of Computer Science

Submit an enquiry direct to Monash University.

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