Graduate Diploma in Science
The GradDipSc. diploma is aimed at students who already have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (in any subject), but who now wish to study Computer Science. It is also suitable for students who are considering studying for a Masters degree, but wish to first refresh their Computer Science knowledge.
The GradDipSc. programme is made up of 100, 200 and 300 level courses as approved by the Head of Department. These courses are selected from our regular undergraduate courses, the details of which can be found in the Handbook.
The programme of study is equivalent to a full-time load for one and a half years, but because of the pre-requisite structure, it would normally be taken part-time over two or more years. The amount of time required will depend on the background of the student.
- For someone with little computing background, it would take three part-time years to complete 100, 200 and 300-level courses respectively.
- For someone who has done a lot of programming (preferably in Java or C), it is usually possible to complete the course in about two years part-time.
- If you have done a lot of computer science (not just programming), perhaps as part of another degree, then it may be possible to complete the course in one to one-and-a-half full-time years.
Students achieving an A or B average in the GradDipSc. are able to enrol for a Masters degree.
Domestic students can find out about enrolment and fees from the enrolment web page. International students can find the relevant information from the international students' web page. Students will need to arrange for an interview with the Head of Department to plan a diploma to suit their background.