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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science

  • Graduate Diploma

Change is the only constant in the world of computing. If you're a computing professional looking to upgrade, update or deepen your knowledge of rapidly evolving technologies - this program is for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5520, 073268A
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$45,120 per year / $45,120 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma of Computer Science is designed for applicants with a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology (or a related field). There are other ways to meet admission requirements - see Entry Requirements.

You can focus on one or several areas of interest when choosing from the range of computer science courses, including an advanced research project at masters level.

You will be taught by a mix of internationally renowned lecturers, industry professionals and leading researchers. Our learning spaces are some of the most innovative in the world, allowing students to share ideas, help each other and socialise.

Join a growing industry

  • Demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024 (ACS Australia's Digital Pulse 2019, Deloitte)
  • Computer science research jobs will grow 19% by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Complete your choice of courses that cover topics from advanced computer science, software engineering, information systems, communication systems, interaction design, research and more. In total, there are nearly 50 courses to choose from.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from the broad fields of electrical, computer systems or software engineering.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Digital analyst
  • Market analyst
  • Big data architect
  • Data migration specialist
  • Social media data strategist
  • Information architect
  • Cloud architect
  • IT support officer