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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
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science

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

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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.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Domestic applicants

? School leavers will be assessed on:

• the minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement or equivalent for this program,

• the co-curricular or service requirement, and

• any program specific requirements that are listed below.

? Non school leavers:

a) will be assessed on:

• the minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement or equivalent for this program,

b) Non school leavers who:

• complete a recognised Australian (or equivalent) post-secondary qualification, or

• complete one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) of an Australian (or equivalent) degree qualification, or

• complete an approved tertiary preparation course/program without undertaking any further study,

will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. Non school leavers must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.


International applicants

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.

Diversity factors & English language proficiency 

As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe. If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

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. Please note that Adjustment Factors vary and do not apply to a select few programs,  please 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
$42,000.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

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.

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 and a GPA of 5 will be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in the second year.

 

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.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  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
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