Diploma of Informatics

The University of Melbourne

Students can follow their passion for IT by studying the Diploma in Informatics alongside their undergraduate degree at Melbourne. The Diploma in Informatics 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: $41,344

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 Informatics. Bachelor of Design students majoring in Computing are not permitted to complete the diploma.


100 points: at most 50 points can be credited from the degree. That is, to graduate with a new-generation degree and the Diploma, students must complete a minimum of at least 350 points.

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:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Part time 3 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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