What does flexible study mean for me?
Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.
Personalised study journey
Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.
Fit study around your life
You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.
Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.
Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.
Your course structure
The Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development consists of four units, including one capstone unit.
Your Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development will culminate in an Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project, a project-based unit in which you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live project with employers like Xero to solve a real issue for the company. At the end of this unit, you’ll come away with a strong professional network, valuable workplace experience and project work that you can add to your portfolio or résumé.
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How you'll learn
How you'll learn
Learning designed for online
Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.
You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.
The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.
Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.
Students must fulfil one of the following entry criteria:
- Bachelor degree; or
- Three to five years full time work experience (requires computer literacy); or
- Two years related work experience; or
If you have less than two years related work experience, an additional relevant tertiary qualification (minimum AQF 6) is required. Even if this tertiary qualification is incomplete, you may still be eligible for entry depending on the circumstances.
The estimated annual fee for this course is $14,840*. This is based on completing eight 12.5 credit point units in one calendar year.
Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.
Course fees will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.
This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.
Swinburne Online connection to industry
The Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development prioritises your readiness to succeed come graduation through industry connections embedded in your degree:
- Work on an industry partners, Mulesoft and GitHub to gain professional skills and step into the workplace with confidence
- Learn essential skills to interpret programming languages like Python and Java
- Take part in an Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live project with employers like Xero to solve a real issue for the company.
Use specialist programming knowledge to help organisations manage software requirements internally, or help design and develop software for market rollout.
Web Application Developer
With an adaptable programming toolkit, collaborate in the design and implementation of web-based applications, troubleshooting issues as they arise.
Apply your versatile and in-demand technical skills to a wide range of programming challenges, including mobile web development, back-end coding and system maintenance.
Take ownership of products, troubleshooting problems with creativity and insight, and directing teams efficiently.