Diploma of Computing

The University of Melbourne

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.

Course Fee:

International: $44,736

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.


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.

Subjects you can Study:

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

Study Pathways:

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

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.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Full time 1 year
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Admission and Selection

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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