Prepare for a career in one of the world's fastest growing industries with this conversion course.

This exciting Higher Diploma takes students from all disciplines and converts them into ideal candidates for a career in IT. Each graduate will be fully equipped with core computing competencies that will give them the opportunity to pursue an IT career or earn a computing master's.

Students can complete the programme over one or two academic years either in-class or via blended learning.

Why Study Computing at Griffith College?
Designed specifically with the needs of industry in mind, the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Science at Griffith College is a 1-2 year conversion programme, which aims to bridge the gap between non-computing disciplines and computing science. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017

Master core computing competencies which are essential for a career in IT

Obtain necessary skills and academic requirements to further progress into any computer science-based postgraduate study.

Course Highlights
Small class sizes
Access to state of the art facilities
A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
Industry guest speakers
Study in-class or remotely
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Entry requirements

Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Candidates applying for this conversion course should have a Level 8 Honours degree or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

Applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Subjects taught

Core Subjects
Computer Programming
Computer Architecture and Organisation
Discrete Mathematics
Relational Databases
Data Communications and Networks
Operating System Design
Object Oriented Development
Programming and Data Structures
HCI & GUI Programming
Software Engineering for Web Applications


One Year Full-Time, Two Years Part-Time.

Mode: Full-Time / Part-Time / Blended Learning.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates:
This course will next commence September 2020.

Post Course Info

On successful completion of this diploma, graduates who obtain second class honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the M.Sc. in Computing Science programme.

The primary reason why students choose this course is to change the focus of their careers. The widespread impact that Computing Science has on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; neither can the job prospects on completion of this course. Successful students can expect to enter careers as systems analysts, IT managers or software developers.

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