Highlights

  • Provides pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Develop academic skills for successful study in the degree program
  • Three start dates are available throughout the year
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Highlights

  • Provides pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree.

 

Why choose this course?

The Diploma in Information Technology (IT) is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Information Technology. On completion of the Diploma you are guaranteed a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology. This premium pathway provides an introduction to building and applying innovative IT solutions across diverse industries, and provides additional academic support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Science Faculty.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in the Bachelor of IT with 1 year of advanced standing
  • Study first-year academic content
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.

Why choose this course?

Studying Diploma in Information Technology at the QUT College will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments. You will develop academic skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies and dramatically improve your English skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into QUT’s Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

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What to expect

QUT's Diploma in Information Technology is a pathway program designed to help you successfully progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology. It provides a hands-on approach that allows you to explore areas in information technology and gain an understanding in both computer science and information systems. The Diploma also focuses on developing your academic skills for future success. A highly supportive learning environment with smaller class sizes ensures a more personalised learning journey and a seamless transition to university studies.

The Diploma in Information Technology (IT) is equivalent to the first year QUT’s Bachelor of Information Technology (IN01) and Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (IN05). On completion of the Diploma with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second year of your chosen degree program. This premium pathway provides an introduction to building and applying innovative IT solutions across diverse industries, and provides additional academic and language support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in the Bachelor of IT or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments with 1 year of advanced standing.
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of this course may seek entry to general IT fields or continue their studies with the Bachelor of IT, leading to a successful IT career.  Some examples are listed below.

Course articulation

Upon completion of this diploma, you will be automatically offered a place in the Bachelor of Information Technology. Each of your diploma units will be credited with your grades into the degree.

Course articulation

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into your chosen degree you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology.

To find more information regarding the progression requirements, refer to the 'Requirements' tab for your chosen Bachelor degree, and select 'Australia' from the country list.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology you are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing towards the following degree programs.

Remaining duration and semester of entry into your chosen degree:

It will take 2 years to complete:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology - February and July entry
  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments - February entry

It will take 2.5 years to complete:

  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments - July entry

Possible careers

  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Database Manager
  • IT project manager
  • Interaction Designer
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Process and IT Strategist
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer

Details and units

IT10 students can enrol in a maximum of 48 credit points (4 units) per teaching period.

IT10 students can enrol in a maximum of 48 credit points (4 units) per teaching period.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
60.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
IT10
QTAC code
420301
CRICOS code
081616G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
16 months part-time
Duration
8 - 12 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February, July and November
Duration: 8 months full-time (for July and November start) ; 12 months full-time (for February start)
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
60.00

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 5.5 5 5 5 5
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
162 154 154 154 154
Duolingo English Test (DET)
You must share your results with QUT through the Duolingo online website.
90 and Production Score of 75 -- -- -- --

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $9,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $21,570 per course (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Indigenous Australian

QUT College Merit Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Applying guide

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