Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering
- Program code: GC039
- Campus: City campus
The choice of courses for this program is best seen by studying the information booklet or brochure associated with the Master of Applied Science (Information Technology) (please contact the School). The courses available for the certificate are those which fall within the Software Engineering cluster specialisation. The remainder of courses (for the diploma) can be made up by either doing a software engineering project or dissertation.
General information is available at Postgraduate Study at RMIT
6 months full-time or 1 year part-time.
Flexible delivery provides a range of study options to fit in with work commitments for part-time candidates.
The Graduate Certificate program consists of 48 credit points.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
Excellent careers are available for Software Engineers in many diverse areas of Information Technology.
You will need to have successfully completed a bachelor level degree in computer science or information technology or be a qualified IT professional.
Equity admissions schemes
RMIT understands that people's backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.
Further information is available at equity admissions schemes
How to apply
Timely applications for postgraduate coursework programs are due by:
10 November each year (Semester 1)
31 May each year (Semester 2/Midyear entry)
Note: Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early.
Future students may enquire through Info Corner at any time.
Fees for 2009: AUD$7,200 total program cost.
The prices quoted are total program prices at 2008. Tuition fees are subject to annual adjustment and are not fixed for the duration of your study. Changes to fees are applied from 1 January each year. Further information is available at: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/highered/fullfees
Programs by coursework are offered on a Fee Paying Places (FFP) basis. A limited number of coursework programs and all honours programs have Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) (previously HECS).
Fee Paying Places (FPP)
FPP students are required to pay the complete cost of their program. FPP fees vary according to each program.
FEE-Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP)
Students offered an FPP may be eligible for the FEE–HELP (FEE–Higher Education Loan Program) scheme, which enables eligible fee-paying students to obtain an interest-free loan from the Commonwealth Government to pay all or part of their tuition fees. In 2008, the FEE-HELP limit was $81,600. This amount is indexed each year. For further information: www.goingtouni.gov.au
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
A CSP is jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government and the student. In 2009, the fees will range between $4,162 and $8,677 per year for a standard full-time program. The exact cost varies according to each course.
Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth Supported Equity Places
RMIT has a limited number of government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in full-fee postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet entrance and equity criteria. Instead of paying full-fees either upfront or with a FEE-HELP loan, the CSP Equity place allows students to complete their program as a Commonwealth supported student in a subsidised place with a choice of up-front, partial up-front or deferred payment options.
For further information: www.rmit.edu.au/equity
Record spend on RMIT scholarships
RMIT University will spend more than $60 million on student scholarships over the next five years. RMIT has many scholarships and funding opportunities to offer students.
Further information is available at RMIT Scholarships
Students who complete a certificate and obtain good results (credit average) can transfer to the Master of Applied Science (Information Technology) with exemptions. If students do not intend to transfer, they can consider going on and completing a diploma in its own right.
Gaining credit for previous study or experience
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants' skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties, hobbies).
Further information about gaining credit for previous study or experience
Further information about pathways
Comp Sci & Info Technology
Dr Santha Sumanasekara
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Tel. +61 3 9925 9673
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.