Enrolments: 473,831

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 464,966

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a taster of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Graduate Certificate in Computing Research


The aim of this course is to provide professionals with an introduction to research skills.


Upon completion of this course, graduates will

  • be able to formulate good research questions in a computing discipline
  • possess the ability to critically evaluate the approaches to address research problem
  • produce authoritative reports that help solve a problem (White paper)

Course Structure

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate, students must satisfactorily complete the following 2 double subjects from the Doctor of Information Technology course.

ITC711 Computing Research Preparation (Double Subject)

ITC712 Research Methods in Computing (Double Subject)

Course duration

This course is offered part-time and can be completed in 9 months (2 sessions); however, actual duration is dependent on subject availability, mode of enrolment and the session of commencement.

The course is available by online learning only and is offered in Session 1 and 2 commencing February and July each year.

This course is part of the Doctor of Information Technology.

Admission requirements

Candidates admitted to the course will:

  • hold a class 1 or class 2 division 1 honours degree in a computing related discipline, or a Masters degree in a computing related discipline;
  • normally have at least five years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience, a significant amount of which should be at middle and/or senior management level;
  • meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements;

Students wishing to complete this Graduate Certificate, enrol in the Doctor of Information Technology and exit on completion of the above 2 subjects.

Students who wish to continue onto the Masters of Computing Research and/or Doctor of Information Technology must obtain a credit average grade over these 2 subjects.