The Diploma of Computing requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
ANUC1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
ANUC1110 Introduction to Software Systems
ANUC1710 Web Development and Design
ANUC2400 Relational Databases
ANUC1101 Professional Communication
ANUC1001 Business Information Systems
ANUC1003 Algebra and Calculus Methods
ANUC1005 Discrete Mathematical Models
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:
• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.
Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.
More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.
The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.
Domestic applicant entry requirements
Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.
International applicant entry requirements
International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants
The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.
- International Baccalaureate:
Maths Methods or equivalent.
Students who meet the ATAR entry requirement for the Bachelor of Information Technology are not eligible to enrol in the Diploma.
The National Access Scheme 2014
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.
How to apply
Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.
Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/ for more information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere - your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies, kitchen, car, bank and your next gig tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialise.
The ANU Diploma of Computing is designed for students who are interested in joining this exciting revolution. It provides a sound grounding in all the basic requirements for success in a degree in information technology including maths, information systems and computer science. You will develop the study skills, increasing critical thinking skills and communicative capacity in an IT/Computing academic environment to support success at Bachelor level.
Students who complete the Diploma of Computing with no more than one fail or incomplete grade will be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in the second year.
This program is delivered by ANU College (CRICOS Code 01682E) a business of Study Group Australia, on behalf of ANU. Your transcript and testamur will be issued by the Australian National University.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Solve IT and IS problems and to contribute as an effective member to the performance of a modern workplace
- Apply computing principles in solving IT and IS problems
- Consider business implications when applying information technology in general and information systems in particular
- Demonstrate basic technical expertise in computer programming, web site development and design, and in the creation and use of relational databases
- Be able to work to specification and according to a deadline, document tasks undertaken, and report outcomes to a third party
- Be capable of independent learning with some ability to evaluate critically work undertaken