Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

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Diploma of Computing

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

DIPCOMP
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements

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.

Career Options

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Solve IT and IS problems and to contribute as an effective member to the performance of a modern workplace
  2. Apply computing principles in solving IT and IS problems
  3. Consider business implications when applying information technology in general and information systems in particular
  4. Demonstrate basic technical expertise in computer programming, web site development and design, and in the creation and use of relational databases
  5. Be able to work to specification and according to a deadline, document tasks undertaken, and report outcomes to a third party
  6. Be capable of independent learning with some ability to evaluate critically work undertaken

Admission Requirements

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.

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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 an ATAR 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.

ATAR:
70
QLD Band:
13
International Baccalaureate:
25

Prerequisites

ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics (Major)/Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major), NSW: Mathematics or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here.

Students who meet the ATAR entry requirement for the Bachelor of Information Technology are not eligible to enrol in the Diploma.

Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further 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
$37,920.00

Scholarships

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.

Program Requirements

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

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

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