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Learn more about ANU College's Diploma of Computing

The ANU Diploma of Computing is designed for students who are interested in studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at ANU. The diploma will provide you with a sound grounding in all the basic requirements for success in a degree in information technology including maths, information systems and computer science.

Computing and Information Systems fields of study at ANU were awarded 5 stars for graduate starting salaries and graduate employments.

The Diploma of Computing is available to Australian and international applicants.

What is the Diploma of Computing?

Hear from staff and students at ANU College to find out more about the program and how it will help you prepare for your computing degree.

Course Structure

Students will complete 2 semesters of 18 weeks each, and will be required to complete 48 units of study. The following are the compulsory courses:

  • ANUC1100 - Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
  • ANUC1710 - Web Development and Design
  • ANUC1110 - Introduction to Software Systems
  • ANUC2400 - Relational Databases
  • ANUC1101 - Professional Communication
  • ANUC1001 - Business Information Systems
  • ANUC1003 - Algebra and Calculus Methods
  • ANUC1005 - Discrete Mathematical Models

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

Class sizes are kept around 20 students which maximises your contact with teaching staff.


Upon successful completion of the ANU Diploma of Computing with no more than one fail or incomplete grade, students will be eligible to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology at ANU.

If students do not achieve the required results they will need to begin at Year One and may apply for credit for courses undertaken in their Diploma.

All ANU diplomas are recognised Australian tertiary qualifications and are therefore nationally and internationally recognised and are valid to use to apply for entry to other institutions.

The Bachelor of Information Technology

Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies and your next concert tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialise. If you are interested in driving this exciting revolution, within a truly globalised and fast changing industry, then the ANU Bachelor of Information Technology is for you.

The transition from the Diploma to the Bachelor will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Information Technology after only two additional years of study for the following majors:

  • Computational Foundations
  • Computer Engineering
  • Human-Centric Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Information-Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development

If the students preferred program is not a listed degree, or major within that degree, then there is no guarantee of entry although they are still eligible to apply competitively for entry and for credit for courses undertaken within the diploma.

Mode of study

Full time, on campus

Compulsory online and/or work-based training, placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements

Not applicable

Assessment methods

Quizzes, tests, exams, assignments, group work, presentations


46 weeks


On completion, a Diploma of Computing will be issued.

Entry requirements

Find out the academic and English entry requirements for the Diploma of Computing.

Eligibility and How to Apply

ANU College has introduced additional entry criteria for its pathway programs. Find out the additional entry criteria for the Diploma of Computing.

Key Dates

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Find out the Diploma of Computing tuition fees.

Diploma of Computing. CRICOS Course code: 084573A. This course will be delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as ANU College on behalf of The Australian National University.

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