The University of Melbourne

Diploma of Computing

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
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, and gives students the tools to solve information-related problems in a range of areas. Using technology to manage and present information is a required skill across all industries. This diploma provides students with a sequence of IT study and a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques, opening up career opportunities in finance, economics, biology, geology, chemistry, engineering, health, communications and social networking. This is available alongside the bachelors of Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Music and Science.


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. Bachelor of Biomedicine students cannot complete the diploma and the degree within the standard structure and timeframe and should consult their student adviser. Bachelor of Science students who select a major in Computing and Software Systems or Informatics or Data Science are not permitted to complete a Diploma in Computing. Bachelor of Design students majoring in Computing are not permitted to complete the diploma.

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 No

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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