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Graduate Diploma in Computing


Graduate Diploma in Computing

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended)and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Graduate Diploma in Computing

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature requires:
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a credit average or above, including units of study with a mathematical foundation demonstrating significant numeracy skills; or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a credit average or above, and employment in the area of IT for a minimum of five years. Applicants must also provide evidence of prior learning which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this course.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table of units: Graduate Diploma in Computing.
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Computing, a candidate must complete 48 credit points.

5 Suspension of candidature

A student may suspend candidature in this course for a maximum of one year.

6 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in this course except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation agreement with another university.

7 Credit for previous study

The credit transfer provisions of the Coursework Rule apply except that where the study has been undertaken at postgraduate level and no award has been conferred, credit to a maximum of 50% of the prescribed credit points may be transferred, provided:
the study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney, or at an external institution recognised by the University of Sydney, within the previous three years; and
the units are equivalent to units of study offered under the degree being taken, subject to approval of the Academic Director.

8 Satisfactory progress

The Dean may require any student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points or more at any stage of enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Computing to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.

9 Time limit

A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Computing shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of two semesters and a maximum enrolment of eight semesters.

10 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.