Computer Science - C4009

Add a Graduate Certificate of Computer Science to your resume and gain the core knowledge of the discipline while staying up to date with advances in the area. Hit the ground running with units in programming and algorithms while undertaking introductory study in a key computer science area.

This course, delivered 100% online, will allow you to tackle evolving challenges with confidence through a graduate-level understanding of core computer science knowledge and techniques.

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Where can the Graduate Certificate of Computer Science take me?

The Graduate Certificate of Computer Science builds on your previous experience and will complement your current skillset and role in a wide range of industries and sectors.

At a glance

Course Details

  • Online: Part time
0.7 years part time
Start date
January, March, May, July, August. October
Graduate Certificate of Computer Science
Course Handbook

Designed for those whose previous qualification is not in computer science or related discipline, the Graduate Certificate develops your knowledge in the core principles of computer science. The course builds on your existing study and professional experience, allowing you to draw on your studies to tackle challenges in the application of computer science.

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Applicants must have completed an Australia bachelor degree (or equivalent) or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty.

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Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course comprises four units where you will develop an understanding of the principles and techniques in the broad field of computer science.

Making the application

Future students

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.