Diploma of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The Diploma in Information Technology is comparable to the first year QUT's Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments. On completion of the diploma with the required results you are guaranteed a place in the second year of your chosen degree program. This pathway provides an introduction to building and applying innovative IT solutions across diverse industries and provides additional academic and language support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty. Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University. On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in the Bachelor of IT or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments with 1 year of advanced standing. Study first year academic content. Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours. Develop English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test.

Course Fee:

International: $21,940

Entry Requirements:

Completion of senior high school; IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score less than 5.0; or TOEFL iBT Overall score of 69 (at least 18 in writing and reading and 17 in listening and speaking); or successful completion of the QUT EAP program or equivalent


The program consists of 6 compulsory academic units and 2 Communication units.

Subjects you can Study:

Information technology

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete this program (8 units) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 and obtain a grade of at least 4.0 in Professional Communication 2, are given 2 semesters full academic credit towards the following QUT bachelor programs: Information Technology, Games and Interactive Environments. Students who have previously successfully completed tertiary level study in the required units may be eligible for credit.

Further information:

This course is only available to international students.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 1 year

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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