The University of Melbourne

Diploma in Computing

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00116K

Students can follow their passion for IT by studying the Diploma in Computing alongside their undergraduate degree at Melbourne. The Diploma in Computing equips students with the IT knowledge employers are looking for. It offers skills in programming, designing online solutions and developing web applications.


The Diploma in Computing requires a total of 100 points of specified study, of which up to 50 points can be cross-credited from the student's main or underlying degree. To graduate with an undergraduate degree and the Diploma, students must complete between 350 and 400 points across both programs.


  • Computer Science
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Software Modelling and Design
  • Web Information Technologies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Enrolment in a University of Melbourne new-generation undergraduate degree. a weighted average of at least 65% in their current study
  • And successfully completed a minimum of 50 points of University study including the core subject COMP10001 Foundations of Computing. Entry to the Diploma excludes the following students:Bachelor of Science students majoring in any of: Computing and Software Systems, Data Science or Informatics, or students in the Bachelor of Design majoring in Computing.

Study pathways

Students who complete the Diploma will be eligible to apply to the Master of Information Systems and the Master of Information Technology.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $50,272 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelors degree. Students completing the fast-track option apply in the beginning of second year (students intending to apply for the Diploma are advised to discuss with a course adviser when they commence first year). Students taking the non-fast-track mode generally apply at the beginning of first year, although it is also possible to enter the non-fast-track mode at the beginning of third year.

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