Graduate Diploma in Science
The Graduate Diploma in Science (GDipSc) is a flexible programme that caters for students
from a wide variety of backgrounds. It enables those with a Bachelor's degree in one
discipline (or in special cases, appropriate work experience) to obtain a qualification in
another discipline, or to transition to postgraduate study in a new area.
The diploma is an ideal opportunity to specialise at an advanced level in areas not included
in your first degree, or if you have been away from study for a while, to learn about new
developments in your original discipline.
A GDipSc may be endorsed with the name of one subject (eg: a Graduate Diploma in
Science in Computer Science) if the course of study meets the 300 level major requirements
for that subject.
One year full-time or up to four years part-time. Typically, the prerequisite structure of the
courses is such that it must be taken part time over two or more years.
A Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Students with no programming background typically need to take COMP 102
and COMP 103
(perhaps for a Certificate of Proficency) before starting the GDipSc.
The GDipSc programme is essentially a Bachelor of Science major in a different discipline to
your first degree. You can choose your own programme of study (in consultation with staff
advisors) from a wide range of 200 and 300 level courses.
The programme must include:
- 120 science points from 200 and 300 level courses
- At least 75 points at 300-level.
To be endorsed in Computer Science, the programme must include 60 300-level points from
COMP, SWEN, and/or NWEN
To be endorsed in Electronic and Computer Systems, the programme must include 60 points
from ECEN 301-399.
now for 2016