Diploma of Information Technology
The Diploma of Information Technology is ideal for students who have an interest in computing. It provides a broad introduction to computer science, enabling students to pursue further studies in specialisations such as software design, information systems and web design.
Your direct pathway to University
|International Students||Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)|
Two or three semesters
February, June, October
The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 6 core units and 2 elective unit. The elective units are dependent on articulation.
- COMM103 Writing and Research for Science and Engineering
- COMM108 Digital Media Principles
- ITEC101 Principles of Business Information Systems
- ITEC102 Introduction to Programming
- ITEC103 Introduction to Software Design
- ITEC150 Systems Design and Data Management
Choose 2 elective units
- ENGN100 Fundamentals of Digital Technology and Design
- MATH102 Introduction to Statistics
- MATH100 Mathematics A
- MATH103 Fundamentals of Discrete Maths
(Units may change depending on articulation)
To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed Australian year 12 maths or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study a bridging subject or support maths program.
Second year of your university degree
|Western Sydney University|
Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
Bachelor of Information Systems
You must complete and pass the required eight units for your Diploma. Graduates who achieve an overall average of 50% (taking into account all units attempted) will gain entry into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus. Students who do not achieve this will be considered for entry on an individual basis.
Employment and career paths
Artificial intelligence; database administration; e-commerce; language technology; multimedia and internet development; networking; programming; system analysis; various areas in IT technology.
Average starting salaries
Average national graduate starting salaries are:
Computer Science: A$51,000
Electronic Engineering: A$51,500
(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)