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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

If you are an IT graduate or a professional looking for a new IT specialty, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology offers an opportunity to retrain or extend and update your knowledge in the field of advanced computing.

You can complete this course full time over one year or part time over two years. This graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

You may count coursework you undertake in the graduate diploma towards the requirements for the Master of Information Technology.

Subject areas

This course has no specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology complete 48 credit points (cp) of foundational and specialisation units, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of Information Technology to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes for this course are held either during the evening or online to accommodate your professional and other external commitments.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology with a credit average (60 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a credit average (60 percent) and a major sequence of study in computer engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Certificate in Information Technology with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited to the graduate diploma. For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Career Pathways

Graduates will be IT specialists who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence and reinforce an organisation's technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for an organisation. They may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment in all types of industries.

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