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Two Stage Diploma of Computing & IT Studies

The Two Stage Diploma of Computing & IT Studies program is suitable for students who have studied the equivalent of Australian year 11. The Two Stage program consists of Stage 1 (2 or 3 trimesters) and Stage 2 (a further 2 or 3 trimesters), making a total study period of 4 – 6 trimesters. Students who graduate from Stage 2 of the Two Stage Diploma will be eligible for entry into year 2 of the relevant bachelor degree. The subject material covered in Stage 2 of the Two Stage Diploma program is exactly the same as what is studied in first year university, and also the same as the material covered in the one year Diploma program.
CRICSO code 088634E

Location

Adelaide

Duration

8 or 12 months per stage

Entry requirements

Australian year 11 or equivalent
IELTS 5.5, no band less than 5.0

Intakes

February, June and October

Diploma of Computing & IT Studies

Stage 1

There are eight core courses and students will choose two elective courses.

Core courses

  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Accounting for Services
  • Business Studies 1
  • Communication: People, Place and Culture
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Programming
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Design

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Diploma of Computing & IT Studies is exactly the same course content as the one year Diploma of Computing & IT, and is also the same content as is taught in first year at university.

There are eight core courses all students must complete.

Core courses

  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Digital Thinking Studio
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Data Driven Web Technologies
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • System Requirements and User Experience
  • System Requirements Studio

Enter University of South Australia with a full year of credit from your diploma

Progression to the University of South Australia
GPA progression requirement Entry into 2nd year at UniSA UniSA Course Credits Duration (years) at UniSA
SC Bachelor of Information Technology 8 2
SC Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design) 8 2
SC Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development) 8 2
SC Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity) 8 2
SC Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development) 8 2
SC Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) 8 3

Gain entry into 1st year at The University of Adelaide

Progression into the University of Adelaide
GPA progression requirements Entry into 1st year at the University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide Course Credits Duration (years) at the University of Adelaide

SC

Bachelor of Computer Science

7 2.5

SC

Bachelor of Information Technology

7 2.5

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