Ranked 56th globally for engineering and technology by the 2019 QS University Rankings by Subject
1st for employability
Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings
The Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems will provide you with an introduction to the analysis and design of technological, socioeconomic and socioecological systems. Smart cities, megaprojects, power and data grids, ecosystems, communication and transport networks are all complex systems that generate rich interactions among components with interdependencies across systems. This interdependent behaviour challenges for designing and managing complex systems.
This program will introduce you to system dynamics, modelling and simulation. It will help you gain further knowledge in the fields of engineering, computer science, information technology, physics, mathematics, health, biology or business, while training you to apply systems thinking in these fields. The graduate diploma will provide you with the skills to operate across disciplinary boundaries, in environments outside the experience of most professionals, particularly in major multinational research and development companies, governments and crisis-management agencies and large health, construction and transport organisations.
The core units of study cover quantitative fields of large-scale networks, interdependent civil systems, self-organisation and criticality, statistics and stability analysis. You may also choose some electives in the fields of engineering, ecology, biosecurity or transport.
Successful completion of the eight units of study (one year full-time) with a credit average will allow you to progress to the Master of Complex Systems.
As a graduate diploma holder in complex systems, you will have a competitive advantage over people with merely a first degree to pursue careers, particularly in major multi-national research and development companies, government and crisis management agencies, and large health, construction and transport organisations. Successful completion of eight units of study at a credit average will allow you to articulate your studies to the Master of Complex Systems.
To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:
*A quantitative discipline includes data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, finance or other disciplines that are deemed equivalent. As a guideline, the curriculum of a quantitative discipline should include some study of mathematics or statistics at the tertiary level.
For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.
IELTS 7.0 – no band below 6.0
Camperdown/ Darlington campus