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: $22,770

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

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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